The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program plays a key role in helping injured employees cover their medical bills and living expenses.
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Unfortunately, thousands of valid applications are denied every year, which makes it especially important for those who are struggling with a disability to contact an experienced Social Security disability lawyer in Oak Park who can ensure that their application, and all necessary supporting documentation, is submitted correctly and on time.
There are four main things that applicants must prove before they can begin collecting disability benefits, including that:
Proving these different elements requires the submission of a substantial amount of supporting documentation, including:
These documents can make all the difference in establishing that an applicant qualifies for disability benefits.
One of the most important aspects of any disability application is proving that a medical condition qualifies as a disability. When making this decision, Illinois Disability Determination Services will evaluate the following information:
On rare occasions, when the agency cannot find the information that it needs in an applicant’s medical records it will request an additional examination, usually conducted by the applicant’s own physician. If the evidence supports a diagnosis on the agency’s list or if there is evidence that the condition is as severe as a listed illness, the applicant can move on with the application process.
Once an applicant’s disability has been confirmed, he or she will need to satisfy the recent work test, which evaluates the age at which a person became disabled and the duration of work test, which shows how long he or she worked and paid Social Security taxes. Those who pass these tests and can demonstrate that they are unable to work will probably have their application approved and can begin receiving benefits.
If you were recently diagnosed with a severe medical condition and are unable to continue working, you and your family may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC at 312-863-8572 to learn more about the application process from a compassionate and experienced Social Security disability lawyer.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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