Champaign, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Champaign, IL


Disability lawyers in Champaign, IL. Nobody should face the challenge of having to provide for themselves when a disability makes it difficult to do so. That is why the United States has provided assistance for those who need it most in our society with a variety of federal programs, such as:

Unfortunately, being disabled is not enough to automatically receive benefits. The Social Security process not only calls for incredibly detailed info, but this information must also be presented in an exact, nuanced way. Any mistake you make may result in delays to receiving your benefits or, worse, an explicit denial — something that occurs in more than half of first-time applications. You need to get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Champaign, IL, involved from the outset to file for Social Security or appeal a denial.

If you or a loved one have limited resources and may qualify for Social Security due to a disability, don’t go about it alone. Whether you’re thinking of submitting a claim or have already been denied and need help with an appeal, our disability lawyers in Champaign, IL, are open to talking about your case at no cost to you. Call 800-842-0426 or contact us here for a free claim evaluation.

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Social Security Requirements in Champaign, IL

There is a laundry list of requirements that the Social Security Administration take into consideration when deciding if an individual qualifies for benefits. Chief among them is whether or not you are affected with a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months (or is chronic) and restricts you from doing full-time work.

Common conditions that may qualify for disability:

  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Cancers of all kinds
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Accidental or non-preventative injuries
  • Heart conditions
  • Blindness and hearing impairment
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Bipolar disorder

Approval for benefits is done on a case-by-case basis because there are many different medical conditions that the SSA may deem as a coverable disability. The SSA will look at the documented proof that your condition is preventing you from doing the work you were able to do before. The SSA will then determine whether or not you are able to adjust to other work and, if not, then you may take part in benefits from SSD, SSI, or one of the other federal programs. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Champaign

One of the easiest ways to understand the SSD program is to think of it as an insurance plan. You become eligible if you have paid “premiums” in the form of FICA taxes—which are automatically withheld in your paycheck— into the Social Security trust fund over a long period of time that is recent. One thing to note is that age and education also matter to the Social Security Administration.

Eligibility requirements for SSD:

  • Disability
  • Work history/built-up work credits – In many cases, you need 40 credits in order to qualify, but some disabled younger people may still be able to qualify with fewer credits.

Supplemental Security Income Champaign

The SSI program is typically needs-based and meant for people of any age with a disability. Funding is taken from the general fund taxes, making it available to people that have limited resources and therefore are unable to provide for themselves.

Eligibility Requirements for SSI

  • Disability (any age)
  • OR age (65+)
  • OR blindness (any age)
  • No/limited income – less than $3,000 for a couple in assets and less than $2,000 for an individual

You might qualify for one or multiple of these programs; therefore, you need the assistance of our disability lawyers to see where you qualify. After determining which program is right for you, we’ll guide you through the application process. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Social Security Disability for Children Champaign

No matter what the medical condition, caring for a child with disabilities is challenging for any parent. And when both the child and the parent grow older, the child may be left with little support if something were to happen to the caregiver. Social Security provides a safety net for children—both young and old— who suffer from disabilities, as well as offers support to their families.

Eligibility Requirements for SSD for Children:

  • Disability
  • Limited resources/no income for the family
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, grandchildren, adopted children, or stepchildren
  • OR under the age of 19 – if a child is also attending school full-time
  • Older than 18 – Unmarried adult children who lost their parents or if those parents are claiming disability benefits. The child must have also been diagnosed with a disability before 22 years of age.

These benefits are a necessity to many disabled people and their families, without which they cannot afford basic needs, like speech therapy, tutoring, occupational therapy, medical equipment, and more.

Social Security Disability Application in Champaign, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

The Social Security process and SSA involve thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures—even unwritten ones. It’s a legal system in and of itself with its own courts and judges that decide who gets disability benefits. This is why you need the help of a skilled lawyer who knows the system inside and out to help ease your stress and avoid mistakes.

When we are involved in the very first steps of the Social Security Disability application, you can benefit from our:

  • Experience – We have been in business since 1976, which means we know what it takes to win a case and what kind of evidence the Social Security Administration (SSA) and administrative law judge look at.
  • Speed – We can often help you avoid costly delays in the process so that you can get the benefits you desperately need faster and at less cost to you.
  • Advocacy – You need a strong advocate at your side who will not only present your case in the most favorable light, but also defend you in case there are medical advisors who are opposing your need.
  • Results – In our multi-decade career, we have won over 10,000 cases for people across Missouri and Illinois.

Social Security Disability Appeal in Champaign, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you have submitted a request for any of the above benefit programs and were subsequently denied, do not believe that there is nothing else to do. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get peace and stability back in your life. You should not go about the appeal alone. The odds of winning your case are greatly improved with the help of Drummond Law disability lawyers.

We help ensure you follow the necessary steps, meet deadline dates, and send the right information before the hearing in front of a judge and Appeals Court. After that point, we are right by your side to help you effectively and clearly present your need for benefits.

Do not delay! After receiving your denial letter, you only have a short window of time to start the appeals process.

Get in touch With Our Disability Lawyers in Champaign, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Champaign, IL, want to help you secure a bright financial future. Our passion for helping people across Missouri and Illinois has been our driving force since 1976. To talk to our disability lawyers for a free case review, feel free to contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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