New Bill Proposed to Phase-In Social Security Payments for Those With Terminal Illnesses

The process of applying for Social Security benefits can take a great deal of time, which is why a new bill has been proposed to help those with terminal illnesses get their benefits quicker. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis. Waiting for Social Security Benefits Many who apply for Social Security benefits deal […]

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SSDI or SSI Can Be Terminated

After people have been approved for SSI or SSDI, their benefits may later be terminated for several reasons, including making too much money, medical recovery, changes in living circumstances and convictions. The Social Security Administration will send notices of continuing disability reviews to recipients when it is reviewing them for continued eligibility. If people receive […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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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Social Security Disability Covers Cancer & Blood Disorders

Social Security Disability Insurance is evolving. It now covers cancer and blood disorders which means that if these conditions take you out of the workforce, you can receive compensation until the condition has passed. Hematological Disorders Social Security Disability Insurance now includes hematological disorders as a disabling condition. They will evaluate non-malignant hematological disorders including thrombosis, hematosis, bone marrow […]

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Social Security Disability Claims Expedited for Veterans

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken steps to expedite social security disability claims for veterans. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. Expedited claims for veterans are being processed to help ease unnecessary […]

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Congress Talks SSDI Reform…Again

SSDI benefits would continue through 2016. It also halted a planned 20% benefits cut affecting Social Security claims Chicago and across the country. The last-minute save brought renewed demands for SSDI reforms. New SSDI Reforms are Already on the Books Congress talks a lot about SSDI reform. It’s no surprise that they used December’s must-pass budget bill as an […]

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