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Social Security Denials Continue to Rise

New Social Security disability claim approvals continue to fall from their peak of over one million in 2010 and 2011. In 2014 and 2015, an applicant for disability benefits had less than a one in three chance of approval. An applicant in 2001 had nearly a 50% chance of approval. Other statistics also show that being granted Social […]

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Ticket To Work Program

The Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program that assists Social Security beneficiaries with entering, rejoining or staying in the workforce. This program allows recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) the opportunity to become financially independent and obtain a job that could turn into a career. Ticket to […]

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Applying for SSDI Benefits for a Disabled Child

Raising a child with cognitive or physical disabilities often includes additional expenses that put an undue burden on families. The Social Security system has mechanisms that can help, including Supplemental Security Income. Applying for SSI is an involved process. With assistance from a Chicago social security lawyer, applying can be less stressful. What is SSI? […]