Permanent Disability

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Many people find it hard to label themselves as “disabled.” The very word “disability” can be a blow to one’s self-esteem. Nearly everyone knows someone else or has seen someone else who is in “worse” condition. Therefore, it can be challenging to grasp the concept of permanent disability while communicating effectively with doctors whose testimony will help determine whether you qualify for disability benefits.

Feel free to schedule an initial consultation by contacting our Chicago permanent disability lawyers online today, or by calling our firm directly at 888-529-0600.

What Constitutes A ‘Permanent Disability?’

For the purposes of Social Security Disability benefits, “permanent disability” implies an inability to work for a year or more. In many cases, a new medical condition (such as a spinal cord injury) makes it possible for doctors to predict with near certainty that a person will still be disabled a year in the future. In such a case, an applicant can anticipate approval well in advance of a year’s passage.

Disability And Social Security Income Lawyers Of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. — Explaining Permanent Disability, Benefits

In sum: If your doctors can support your disability claim with evidence that you have a physical impairment that is likely to make you unable to work for a year or more — or that you have already been disabled for a year or more — then you are ready to present proof that you meet the SSD requirement of permanent disability. In some cases, our attorneys at Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., advise clients who wish to go back to work to go ahead and do so while applying for disability benefits. If you are successful and decide to withdraw your application, nothing will be lost. But if you fail to apply in a timely manner, you may miss out on large amounts of past-due benefits.

Contact Our Law Offices In Chicago, Illinois

Discuss your medical condition and your work situation with a skilled and experienced lawyer as you prepare to navigate the SSD process. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Social Security Disability benefits attorneys, call 847-299-0008 or 888-529-0600 or contact us online.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means no money up front and no hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case.