Edgar County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Edgar County, IL


Disability lawyers in Edgar County, IL. Having a disability while providing for yourself is a challenge that no one should face entirely on their own. That’s why our country has provided a safety net for those who need it most in our society with a variety of federal programs, such as:

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply be disabled in order to get these benefits. The Social Security process not only requires very detailed info, but this info should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistake you make may result in delays to receiving your benefits or, worse, an outright denial — something that occurs in more than half of first-time applications. You need to get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Edgar County, IL, involved from the very beginning 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 appealing a denial or merely thinKing about submitting a claim but don’t know where to start, our disability lawyers in Edgar County, 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 Edgar County, IL

There is a long list of factors that the Social Security Administration looks at in determining if you are eligible. The biggest requirement being whether or not you’re “disabled” with a medical condition that’s expected to last at least 12 months (or is chronic) and restricts you from doing full-time work.

The most common medical conditions that qualify an individual as “disabled:”

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Cancers of all kinds
  • Blindness and hearing impairment
  • Heart conditions
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Accidental or non-preventative injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • 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. They will then determine whether or not you are able to adjust to some other form of meaningful work and, if not, then you may take part in benefits from SSI, SSD, or another federal program. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Edgar County

One way to think of Social Security Disability is like an insurance plan. As in, you become eligible if you pay FICA taxes (a.k.a. your “premiums” which are automatically withheld from your paycheck) into the Social Security trust fund over a long period of time that is recent. One thing to note is that education level and age 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 Edgar County

The SSI program is typically needs-based and meant for people of any age with a disability. It is funded by the general fund taxes, making it available to people with a low income in addition to being unable to provide basic necessities for themselves.

Eligibility Requirements for SSI

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

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 Edgar County

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 is there to offer assistance to disabled young children, adult children, and 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 the age of 22.

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

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

The Social Security process and SSA involve thousands of procedures, regulations, and rules—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 you get our lawyers involved in the Social Security Disability application from the beginning, you benefit from our:

  • Experience – We’ve been helping people since 1976 and know how to win cases.
  • Speed – Avoid costly delays and get your benefits faster with our help.
  • 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 Edgar County, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, do not be discouraged. This happens in far too many cases so you are not alone. A Social Security Disability appeal will help you get peace and stability back in your life. You shouldn’t take this on by yourself. The odds of winning your case are greatly improved with the help of Drummond Law disability lawyers.

We help ensure you meet all the deadlines, follow the right steps, and send the right information before the hearing in front of the Appeals Court and the judge. Then, 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 Edgar County, IL | Contact Drummond Law

Whether you need Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Edgar County, IL, want to help you get the security you need for the future. Our passion for helping people across Illinois and Missouri has been our driving force since 1976. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free case review, please contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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