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5 Mistakes that Lead to Disability Claim Denial

Applying for Social Security Disability in Illinois should be a straight-forward process. However, people with chronic conditions often find their application for disability benefits is denied due to miscommunication, mistakes in paperwork or other simple errors. These errors are easily avoidable when working with a Chicago disability lawyer. Five of the most common reasons SSDI […]

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Are Disabled Individuals Discriminated Against by Online Shopping Websites?

Disabled persons are entitled to certain accommodations when shopping in retail establishments pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and according to advocates for disabled Americans, those rights extend to online retail establishments as well. While the ADA requires equal access to “public accommodations,” including restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, recreational facilities, and other […]

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New Bill Proposes Disability Benefits for Military Vets Who Are Victims of Sexual Assault

Military vets who have been the victim of sexual assault may soon find it easier to obtain disability benefits for any resulting mental health conditions. A new bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine seeks to help former military personnel who have been victims of sexual assault get the disability […]

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Employee Disability Benefits Are Becoming Costlier and More Complicated

More employers are asking their employees to pay for their own disability coverage, according to Reuters.  Employers are also placing restrictions and limitations on disability benefits for their employees, such as limiting short-term disability benefits and lengthening the waiting period before an employee is eligible for long-term disability benefits. “We are seeing some gradual slide […]

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Center for Disability Awareness Releases 2011 Long-Term Disability Claims Review

More than $8 billion in disability insurance payments were made by Center for Disability Awareness (CDA) member companies to over 587,000 disabled individuals during 2010, according to the CDA’s 2011 Long-Term Disability Claims Review.  Additionally, CDA member companies approved long-term disability insurance benefits for 139,000 new individuals – a 2.6 percent increase from 2009. Insured lives […]