Fayette County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Fayette County, IL


Disability lawyers in Fayette County, IL. Disabilities are challenges that no one should have to face alone. That is why our country has provided assistance for those who need it most in our society with many different federal programs, including:

Unfortunately, being disabled is not enough to automatically receive benefits. The Social Security process not only calls for very detailed information, but this information should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistep you make may result in lengthening the time to get your benefits or, worse, an outright denial — something that happens in over 60% of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Fayette County, IL, involved from the outset to file an application or appeal a denial.

If you or a loved one have a disability and limited resources for support, you could be entitled to Social Security benefits. Do not 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 Fayette County, IL, are happy to discuss the details of your case—free of charge—no matter what stage of the process you are in. Contact us or call 800-842-0426 for a free claim evaluation.

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Social Security Requirements in Fayette County, 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’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:”

  • 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 medical 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 some other form of meaningful 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 Fayette 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 SSA when awarding benefits.

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 Fayette 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 if your situation meets these qualifications. Once we determine which program is right for you that will cover your needs, we’ll help you get started on the application. Contact us now to get started.

Social Security Disability for Children Fayette County

Raising a child with a disability is one of the most difficult challenges a parent must face. 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 from the caregivers
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, grandchildren, adopted children, or stepchildren
  • OR under the age of 19 – if the child is also attending school full-time
  • Older than 18 – Unmarried adult children whose parents have died or the parents have become disabled themselves and require benefits. The child must have also been diagnosed with a disability before 22 years of age.

These benefits are a necessity to many disabled children 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 Fayette County, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

The SSA and Social Security process involve thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures—even unwritten ones. It’s a separate legal system with many nuances, courts, and judges of its own. This is why you need the help of an experienced lawyer who knows the system inside and out to help you avoid mistakes and ease stress.

When you get our lawyers involved in the Social Security Disability application from the beginning, you benefit from our:

  • Expertise – 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.
  • Efficiency – 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 – We have won over 10,000 cases in our multi-decade career. In general, more benefits are awarded when you have representation on your side at the beginning of the Social Security Disability application.

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

If you’ve been denied benefits, 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 into your life. You shouldn’t take this on by yourself. Your odds of winning an appeal are greatly increased with Drummond Law disability lawyers by your side.

We help ensure you follow the necessary steps, meet deadline dates, and send the right info before the hearing in front of the Appeals Court and the judge. Then, we are right beside you to help you effectively and clearly present your need for benefits.

Do not delay! The SSA only allows a short period of time to start your appeal after receiving your denial letter.

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

If you require Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Fayette County, IL, want to help you secure a bright financial future. Our passion for helping people across Missouri and Illinois has been our focus for over 30 years. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, please contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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