Henderson County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Henderson County, IL


Disability lawyers in Henderson County, IL. Having a disability while providing for yourself is a challenge that no one should face entirely on their own. That is why the government has provided assistance 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 incredibly detailed info, but this info should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistake you make could result in delays to receiving your benefits or, worse, an explicit denial — something that occurs in more than half of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Henderson County, IL, involved from the very beginning 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 thinking of submitting a claim or have already been denied and need help with an appeal, our disability lawyers in Henderson County, IL, are open to talking about your case at no cost to you. Contact us or call 844-706-7710 for a free claim evaluation.

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Social Security Requirements in Henderson 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’re “disabled” with a medical condition 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:

  • 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

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 Henderson County

One way to think of Social Security Disability is like 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 Henderson County

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 with a low income in addition to being unable to provide basic necessities 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. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Social Security Disability for Children Henderson 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 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 from the caregivers
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, stepchildren, adopted children, or grandchildren
  • OR under the age of 19 – if the 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, tutoring, occupational therapy, medical equipment, and more.

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

The SSA and Social Security process involve an abundance 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:

  • Expertise – 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 will have a strong defender in your corner that is willing to fight for what you are entitled to.
  • 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 Henderson County, 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 give up. This happens in far too many cases so you are not alone. A Social Security Disability appeal will help you get stability and peace back into 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 meet all the deadlines, follow the right steps, and send the right info before the hearing in front of a judge and Appeals Court. Then, we are right by your side 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 Henderson County, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require benefits for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Henderson County, IL, want to help you secure a bright financial future. Our passion for helping people across Missouri and Illinois has been our focus since 1976. To talk to our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, feel free to contact us or call 844-706-7710.

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