Plainview, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Plainview, IL


Disability lawyers in Plainview, IL. Disabilities are challenges that no one should have to face alone. That is why the government has provided a safety net for those who need it most in our society with many different federal programs, including:

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply be disabled in order to get these benefits. The Social Security Disability application not only requires highly detailed info, but this info should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistep you make may 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 Plainview, IL, involved as soon as possible 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 Plainview, 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 Plainview, 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 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:”

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

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 conclude whether or not you are able to adjust to other 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 Plainview

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 Social Security Administration.

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 Plainview

The SSI program is meant for disabled people of any age and is generally needs-based. 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 where you qualify. 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 Plainview

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 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 children and their families, without which they cannot afford basic needs, like medical equipment, occupational therapy, tutoring, speech therapy, and more.

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

The Social Security process and SSA involve thousands 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 attorney 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 – 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 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 Plainview, 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. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get peace and stability 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 follow the necessary steps, meet deadline dates, and send the right info before the hearing in front of a judge and Appeals Court. After that point, we are right by your side to help you effectively and clearly 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 Plainview, IL | Contact Drummond Law

If you require Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Plainview, IL, can help get the security you need for the future. Our passion for helping people across Missouri and Illinois has been our focus since 1976. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, feel free to contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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