An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is a seminal piece of legislation that extended civil rights, public access, and employment protections to Americans with disabilities. The ADA was the first significant piece of legislation that extended protections to peoples with disabilities, many of its provisions were later reflected in the Convention on the Rights of […]

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability

The decision of whether an individual is considered eligible for SSDI is based upon whether the applicant meets the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) strict criteria. The problem is that two-thirds of disability applications are rejected on the first filing. With many Americans living from paycheck-to-paycheck, any delay in being approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can […]

Social Security Benefits Provide Lifeline for Children of Disabled Workers

If a parent becomes disabled, it can have a devastating financial impact on their family, however social security benefits are preventing children from becoming victims of financial distress. These auxiliary Social Security benefits for unmarried, minor children are available in specific circumstances. Social Security Benefits for the Children of the Disabled Over four million children […]

Protecting the Financial Future of Your Disabled Child

Social Security Disability can help provide the income your disabled child needs to live. While the application process may appear daunting, the reward is long-term financial stability for your child. As such, it is well worth submitting the application and providing the necessary documentation so that the child will receive his/her benefits. Conditions that Qualify […]

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 […]

Reasons Why Your Disability Payments Can Be Terminated

After a claimant has been approved to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it is normal to continue receiving these benefits for years to come. However, there are several reasons why SSD benefits could be legally terminated that may require the assistance of a disability attorney. Improvement in Medical Condition All SSD recipients are required to […]

Does a Pension Reduce Social Security Disability Payments?

A common concern among soon to be retirees is that their Social Security Disability payments will be reduced once they begin collecting pensions from former employers. Fortunately, for most people this isn’t the case. As long as an individual has paid into the Social Security system, these benefits are protected. Qualifying for Social Security Disability […]

Heart transplant patients may be eligible for SSD

A heart transplant is performed as a final treatment for heart failure. After a transplant, patients often face significant restrictions while they recover. Additionally, the conditions that cause heart failure are often debilitating, as any disability lawyer in Illinois could attest. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits may be available to assist people who have received […]

ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise

Attention deficient-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious behavioral illness that impedes one’s ability to focus and concentrate. A person who suffers from ADHD may also suffer from an inability to plan, memory problems, anxiety, anger problems, and difficulty maintaining employment. According to a recent report, the number of children who suffer from the disorder is […]

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 […]