Girard, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Girard, IL


Disability lawyers in Girard, IL. Disabilities are challenges that no one should have to face alone. That’s why the United States has provided assistance for those who need it most in our society with a variety of federal programs, including:

Unfortunately, being disabled is not enough to automatically receive benefits. The Social Security Disability application not only calls for very detailed information, but this info must also be presented in an exact, nuanced way. Any mistep you make could result in delays to receiving your benefits or, worse, an outright denial — something that happens in more than half of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Girard, IL, involved from the outset to file for Social Security 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 Girard, 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 844-706-7710 for a free case review.

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Social Security Requirements in Girard, IL

There is a laundry list of requirements that the Social Security Administration take into consideration when deciding if an individual qualifies for benefits. The biggest requirement being whether or not you’re 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:”

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

There are many more conditions not on this list that qualify in the eyes of the Social Security Administration, which is why approval is done on a case-by-case basis. 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 can adjust to other work and, if not, then you are entitled to benefits from SSD, SSI, or one of the other federal programs. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Girard

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 education level and age also matter to the Social Security Administration.

Eligibility requirements for SSD:

  • Disability
  • Work history/built-up work credits – In most cases, 40 credits are required but younger people may still be eligible with fewer.

Supplemental Security Income Girard

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 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 Girard

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
  • No income/limited resources for the family
  • 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 elementary or secondary school
  • 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 the age of 22.

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

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

The Social Security process and SSA involve an abundance 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 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:

  • 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 Girard, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, do not give up. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get stability and peace back into your life. You shouldn’t go about the appeal alone. 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 information before the hearing in front of a judge and Appeals Court. After that point, we are right beside you to help you clearly and effectively 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 Girard, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require benefits for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Girard, IL, can help get the security you need for the 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 case review, please contact us or call 844-706-7710.

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