A disabled worker, the spouse of a disabled worker, or disabled children may be eligible for social security disability benefits dependent on the circumstances. An individual is disabled if unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of physical or mental impairment.
An individual is disabled if unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of physical or mental impairment. This generally means that the individual must not only be unable to work in any previous occupation but also unable to do any other work based on your age, education, and work experience. The impairment(s) must be established by medical evidence and must be expected to result in death or expected to last at least 12 months.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is acquired while working and paying into the social security system through payroll taxes. You must meet non-medical criteria and medical criteria to receive benefits under the disability portion of the social security program.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an income supplement program funded by the government to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income. It provides payments to help individuals meet their basic living needs.
If you are working and your earnings exceed a certain amount each month, you will generally not be considered disabled. This amount changes every year. Once found disabled, if you choose to return to work, Social Security has programs to assist you with this transition while still paying benefits.
Yes. Twenty-four months after the date you are found disabled, you are eligible for Medicare benefits, which includes Part A (hospital benefits) and Part B (medical benefits). You are also eligible for Medicare Part D, which provides prescription drug coverage.
If your claim for Social Security disability benefits is denied, do not give up hope. The vast majority of Social Security Claims are denied before a hearing. At Comerford Law Office, we assist individuals applying for disability benefits in Illinois. We offer a free consultation to discuss your claim and do not receive a fee unless your claim is approved.
Once denied, it is essential to properly present the evidence on reconsideration. Comerford Law Office will review your claim at the reconsideration level and we will submit the information you or the Social Security Administration may have overlooked to increase your chances of approval.
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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