What To Know About Disabilities

Collecting benefits after a disability

There are two main ways to collect insurance benefits when you suffer a disability - through private disability insurance or Social security disability insurance. Collecting benefits from either can be a difficult and complex process. Dealing with the Social Security Administration can be just as complicated, which is why you should seek the help of experienced Illinois disability lawyers to help you navigate through the disability benefit maze. At DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, PC , our attorneys have the experience, expertise, and dedication to help you qualify for benefits and appeal claims that are denied.

How to qualify for social security disability

Social security disability insurance (SSDI) is a monthly benefit paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for workers who suffered a disability. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough in qualifying jobs and suffered a disability that makes you unable to work for a year or more. However, disabled workers do not have to wait a full year before applying for benefits. Instead, if it appears that a disability will render you unable to work for at least a year, Chicago social security disability lawyers can help you apply for benefits sooner.

Helping you obtain the benefits you need

Although qualifying for benefits might seem clear, it is often a complex process. Issues, such as whether your job or disability qualifies you for this coverage or when you can file for benefits, may be in dispute and it is often difficult to obtain answers from the SSA about these questions. Chicago social security disability attorneys can help you file a well-drafted, persuasive claim from the outset and ensure that you submit your claim within the legal time limit. In addition, we can help you deal with the SSA once your claim is processed, including help resolve issues such as the payment schedule and amount of benefits.

Even if your claim has been denied, our Illinois social security disability lawyers can help you through the appeals process. We have extensive experience with the appeals procedures before the SSA and in the courts. Our attorneys are at the forefront of social security and disability benefits laws, having set many of the precedents that control the outcome of disability cases like yours.

Disability law attorneys helping you in Chicago and throughout Illinois

If you need help claiming benefits from a private insurer or the SSA, or if your claim has been denied, our Chicago, Illinois disability and social security disability lawyers are here to help. Contact DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, PC online or call us today at 312-702-1842 or 800-237-5182 .