Are you wondering how your work history impacts your SSDI benefits case? Discover how your professional past impacts your eligibility and explore the age-based categorizations that could influence your case. To learn more about the impact of your work history on your SSDI benefits case, watch this short video.
Many Illinois parents who live with disabilities may struggle to provide for their children. Fortunately, if disabled parents are eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, their children can also qualify for SSD benefits. These dependent’s benefits may continue until a child turns 18. If a child meets certain criteria, benefits may even be available after that point.
Read expert insights on how strokes can impact your eligibility for disability benefits. Our video explains the three sets of requirements set by the Social Security Administration to qualify for benefits after a stroke.
Do you know what the social security disability duration rule is? In this video, we discuss the Social Security 12-month duration rule, which dictates the timeframe you must be off work to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
Have your Social Security benefits been approved? Did you know that you could be at risk of losing those benefits due to something called medical improvement? See two examples of how medical improvement could impact your case. Learn how comparison point decision date could come into play. To learn more about medical improvement and Social Security Disability, watch our video.
Although you cannot receive SSD benefits for partial disability, it is possible to qualify based on a temporary disability. For SSD purposes, “temporary disability” doesn’t mean a short-term disability – it means a disability or medical condition you are expected to eventually recover from. So long as the disability has lasted, or is expected to last, 12 months or more, you are eligible to apply for SSD benefits. Here’s what you need to know before deciding to apply.
Although no attorney can guarantee that the SSA will approve your application for social security disability benefits, some factors push the odds of approval in your favor.
It could take almost two years before your SSD application is approved and you begin receiving benefits. The low initial approval rates combined with the lengthy wait times mean that many people who are unable to work apply for unemployment benefits to bridge the gap. While it is possible to obtain SSD benefits while receiving unemployment, some issues could complicate the process.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect many bodily functions, though it most often affects the nerves in the lower extremities, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet. For some, the effects of diabetic neuropathy are mild; for others, they are debilitating. If you were diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits.
The SSA establishes strict standards for medical evidence, including the use of acceptable medical sources. SSD applicants in Chicago risk claim denial if they fail to provide adequate evidence from an acceptable medical source. To learn more watch our short video.