Henry County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Henry County, IL


Disability lawyers in Henry County, IL. Disabilities are challenges that no one should have to face alone. That is why the government has provided assistance for those who are most vulnerable in our society with a variety of federal programs, including:

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply be disabled in order to get these benefits. The Social Security process not only requires highly detailed info, but this info 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 happens in over 60% of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Henry 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 are appealing a denial or merely thinKing about submitting a claim but don’t know where to start, our disability lawyers in Henry County, IL, are open to talking about your case at no cost to you. Contact us or call 800-842-0426 for a free case review.

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Social Security Requirements in Henry County, IL

There is a long list of factors that the Social Security Administration looks at in determining if you are eligible. Chief among them is 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.

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

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 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 can 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 Henry County

One of the easiest ways to understand the SSD program is to think of it as 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 recently and over a sufficient period of time. 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 Henry County

The SSI program is meant for disabled people of any age and is generally needs-based. 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 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 may be eligible for any one of these programs or more than one at the same time. You need the help 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 Henry 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
  • No income/limited resources for the family
  • Under the age of 18 – this includes children, stepchildren, adopted children, or grandchildren
  • 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 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 Henry County, 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 an experienced lawyer who knows the system inside and out to help you avoid mistakes and ease stress.

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 – 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 – In our multi-decade career, we have won over 10,000 cases for people across Missouri and Illinois.

Social Security Disability Appeal in Henry 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 be discouraged. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get stability and peace back in your life. You should not 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 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 clearly and effectively present your need for benefits.

Don’t 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 Henry County, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require benefits for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Henry County, IL, want to help you 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 claim evaluation, please contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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