The Compassionate Allowances Program For Disability Applicants

Compassionate Allowance, a provision in the Social Security Act, provides a means through which eligible applicants may have their social security disability insurance applications processed in as little as ten days. The agency has a list of 200 qualifying conditions that are considered to be severe enough that they automatically qualify for disability. People who […]

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Update on Social Security Changes in 2017

Social Security benefits undergo an update every year based on inflation and changes to the Consumer Price Index. Usually, the benefits increase, however, in the event of deflation (which is an increase in the value of currency), then it is possible for benefits to reduce. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for calculating these […]

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Waiving Social Security Overpayments

Receiving notice of a Social Security overpayment can be difficult for a recipient, especially when benefits are their only source of income. Often, such notices state that the recipient owes thousands of dollars in back benefits and their benefits for the next month will be completely removed or drastically cut. Understanding overpayments can help recipients […]

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Saving While On Social Security Disability

Collecting Social Security Disability benefits does not mean that an individual cannot save money while they are receiving their benefit. Both SSI and SSDI have different rules regarding savings and asset limits, and Illinois legislators and regulators are working to make saving easier for individuals collecting these and other social insurance benefits. Income and Asset […]

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What If My Social Security Disability is Denied?

Due to strict reporting requirements for medical proof of disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies a large amount of initial claims that are submitted. When a claim is denied in Illinois, a social security claims Chicago attorney can file an appeal to have the claim reheard in a hearing or court review Qualifying for […]

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How are SSDI Benefits Calculated?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is part of the Social Security retirement program, but it’s for workers who become disabled before they reach retirement age. Only workers who have paid Social Security (FICA) taxes for many years are insured by the SSDI program. Calculating Social Security Disability Payments The amount of money paid for SSDI […]

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Some Disability Laws Include Food Allergy Provisions

The Americans with Disabilities Act includes certain provisions that provide protection for those with food allergies. Though certain accommodations are not required by all businesses and public facilities, keeping individuals safe while allowing them to participate in activities, particularly educational opportunities, is required as part of the law. Allergies and the ADA The ADA protects […]

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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 […]

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Social Security Benefits May Ease Financial Stress During Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis can strain even a carefully planned budget, but social security disability may be available to offset the costs of treatment. Research has improved the quality of cancer care, but at a cost. Many find the cost of therapy along with the inability to work to be a financial strain. Trying to Work […]

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When the Wee Ones Need a Hand: Social Security Disability for Children

Disabled children in Chicago whose parents meet certain income requirements may qualify for assistance through the supplemental security income program with the Social Security Administration. In order to be eligible, children must have a qualifying condition, and their parents must have incomes below the limits that the agency has established for their family sizes.SSI may […]

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