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Social Security Disability

Chicago Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyers

You May Be Entitled to Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal income tax funded insurance for people whose disability prohibits them from working. While many disabilities that qualify for SSDI are sustained at work, SSDI claims are different than workers’ compensation claims in that they can only be filed if a disability has or is expected to last longer than 12 months. However, SSDI claims are similar to workers’ comp claims because without an experienced attorney, you may never see any of the benefits you need.

Jonathan Walner and his legal team understand how difficult it can be to file for and collect benefits. We are here to help you every step of the way and to see that you are provided the full benefits you deserve in the shortest time possible. If you are looking for an experienced Chicago Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer, please contact Walner Law® or call (312) 313-2888 today.

Contact Our Experienced Chicago Social Security Disability Insurance Lawyers

The SSA recommends you hire an attorney to help avoid a claim denial. The Chicago SSDI lawyers at our firm would be happy to meet with you for free to discuss your claim, answer any questions you may have, and help you get the benefits you are entitled to. We are proud to help people file for and receive SSDI throughout Illinois.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Chicago Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer, please contact us online or call (312) 313-2888.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance

What You Need to Know About SSDI Qualifications

To qualify for SSDI you must be under retirement age and have worked at a job in which Social Security taxes were taken. In addition, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of “disabled” which includes any medical condition that prohibits working in the same or similar capacity as you have in the past.

While the SSA’s definition of disability seems fairly cut and dry, obtaining SSDI is exceedingly complex — so complex that a majority of claims are initially denied. Unfortunately, denials require a long and even more complex appeals process.

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Social Security Disability FAQs

Let Your Questions Be Ours to Answer

Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits to people with disabling injuries, usually that are work-related. To qualify for SSDI, an applicant must have an injury that prevents them from returning to their pre-injury employment and is considered a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and have enough “work credits.” Work credits are a quantification of an applicant’s time spent working in jobs that are covered by Social Security.

Yes! SSDI benefits can be recovered at the same time as workers’ compensation benefits. However, either type of benefits can be impacted because you have another source of compensation.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both programs that provide benefits to people with disabilities. SSDI eligibility is primarily determined by evaluating an applicant’s work credits. SSI provides benefits to people who do not have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI or have never been employed.

Yes. SSDI covers the expenses of people who have sustained a disability that prevents them from working in the same capacity they did before they were injured. This does not necessarily mean the injury victim is unable to work at all. If you can return to your job, you can work and collect SSDI benefits at the same time.

Substantial gainful activity is one measure that is used to determine SSDI eligibility. This term defines work that allows an employee to earn a considerable level of income. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that an employee cannot engage in substantial gainful activity because of a disability, they may be eligible for SSDI.

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