Pope County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Pope County, IL


Disability lawyers in Pope County, IL. Nobody should face the challenge of having to provide for themselves when a disability makes it difficult to do so. That is why the United States has provided a safety net for those who are most vulnerable in our society with many different 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 information, but this information 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 over 60% of first-time applications. You should get a Social Security Disability lawyer in Pope County, 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, don’t 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 Pope County, IL, are open to talking about your case at no cost to you. Call 800-842-0426 or contact us here for a free case review.

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Social Security Requirements in Pope 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 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 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 SSI, SSD, or another federal program. Learn more about the requirements for these programs below:

Social Security Disability Pope 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 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 Pope 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 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. Get in touch with us to learn more.

Social Security Disability for Children Pope County

No matter what the medical condition, caring for a child with disabilities is challenging for any parent. It makes it all the more challenging when they both grow older and something happens to the caregiver that leaves the disabled child with little support. Social Security is there to offer assistance to disabled young children, adult children, and 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 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 the age of 22.

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

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

The SSA and Social Security process involve thousands of procedures, regulations, and rules—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 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:

  • 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.
  • Speed – Avoid costly delays and get your benefits faster with our help.
  • 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 – In our multi-decade career, we have won over 10,000 cases for people across Missouri and Illinois.

Social Security Disability Appeal in Pope County, IL – Let Our Disability Lawyers Help

If you’ve been denied benefits, do not believe that there is nothing else to do. 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 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 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.

Don’t 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 Pope County, IL | Contact Drummond Law

Whether you need Social Security for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Pope 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 driving force for over 30 years. To talk to our disability lawyers for a free claim evaluation, please contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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