Oconee, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Oconee, IL


Disability lawyers in Oconee, IL. Disabilities are challenges that no one should have to face alone. That is why the U.S. has provided assistance for those who need it most 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 incredibly detailed information, but this info should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistep you make could result in delays to receiving your benefits or, worse, an explicit denial — something that occurs in over 60% of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Oconee, IL, involved as soon as possible to file an application or appeal a denial.

If you or a loved one have limited resources and may qualify for Social Security due to a disability, do not go about it alone. Whether you are thinking of submitting a claim or have already been denied and need help with an appeal, our disability lawyers in Oconee, IL, are happy to discuss the details of your case—free of charge—no matter what stage of the process you are in. Call 844-706-7710 or contact us here for a free case review.

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Social Security Requirements in Oconee, IL

There are many different requirements that the Social Security Administration (SSA) take into account when awarding benefits. The biggest requirement being 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.

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 documented proof that your condition has rendered you unable to do the work you performed before. The SSA will then conclude whether or not you can adjust to some other form of meaningful work and, if not, then you are entitled to benefits from SSI, SSD, or another federal program. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Oconee

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 recently and over a sufficient period of time. One thing to note is that age and education also matter to the SSA when awarding benefits.

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 Oconee

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 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. 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 Oconee

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 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 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 22 years of age.

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

Social Security Disability Application in Oconee, 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:

  • 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.
  • Efficiency – 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 Oconee, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, 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 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 follow the necessary steps, meet deadline dates, 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.

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 Oconee, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Oconee, IL, can help 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 case review, please contact us or call 844-706-7710.

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