Social Security Questions: What Are The Qualifications In Illinois?
Are you suffering from a serious and debilitating illness or injury that is preventing you from being able to work? Are you confused about the process of filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI)? If so, contact us for answers to these and all of your Social Security Disability program questions.
Assistance With Applications And Appeals
Do you need assistance in filing your application for Social Security Disability benefits, but have been told by other attorneys that they will not assist you until your claim has been denied? Are you afraid you will be turned away because you do not have the money to pay attorneys’ fees?
You are not alone. If you find yourself in this situation don’t despair; we can help! Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience in representing disabled claimants nationwide at all levels of the Social Security claims process, and we can help you.
If you are like most people in your situation you are wondering how one qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability it is necessary to be able to prove that you are “totally disabled.”
What Is Meant By ‘Totally Disabled’?
Social Security Disability benefits are often available to people who are suffering from medical problems that produce symptoms so severe that they cannot perform any type of work — not just the work you were doing when you got sick or injured. The Social Security Act requires medical proof documenting the inability to work for a period that has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months, or result in death. While age, education and work history are considered, in most cases these factors do not help the claimant. This is the basic requirement for the two disability programs, SSDI and SSI.
What Medical Problems Qualify For SSDI Or SSI?
Any “medically determinable impairment” that makes it impossible for you to work for at least 12 months can qualify for disability benefits. At Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., our attorneys have successfully represented people with many different medical problems including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic headaches, depression, hepatitis C, PTSD, bipolar disorder, multiple chemical sensitivities, congestive heart failure, asthma, emphysema, diabetes, cancer, Huntington’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular dystrophy, liver and kidney diseases and other chronic pain disorders. While this is not a complete listing of all the diseases that qualify for SSDI or SSI, it does provide you with some examples.
We Take The Time To Learn Your Unique Situation
At the law firm of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., located in Des Plaines, Illinois, and serving SSDI and SSI claimants in Chicago, Illinois, and nationally, our lawyers understand that each person’s situation is unique. In addition to having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, we have found that clients need a comfortable and respectful environment in which to discuss their Social Security Disability concerns. That is why we always strive to provide an effective, compassionate and aggressive representation for all of our clients.
If you have hesitated to obtain legal counsel to assist you in the process of filing your Social Security Disability claim because you have been afraid that you cannot afford the fees, then hesitate no longer!
In Social Security Disability cases, attorneys’ fees are regulated by federal statute, and attorneys’ fees are paid when you get paid! At the law firm of Jeffrey A. Rabin, we work on a contingency fee basis — that means no money up front and there are no hourly fees. The Social Security Administration must approve our fees, and we file our fee agreement with SSA in every case. Contact us today so we can assist you in pursuing your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.