Union County, IL

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Disability Lawyers in Union County, IL


Disability lawyers in Union County, IL. Having a disability while providing for yourself is a challenge that no one should face entirely on their own. That’s 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 Disability application not only calls for very detailed info, but this information should also be gathered and shown in a very specific manner. Any mistake you make may result in lengthening the time to get 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 Union 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’re appealing a denial or merely thinKing about submitting a claim but don’t know where to start, our disability lawyers in Union 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 Union County, 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 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

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 medical proof that your condition has rendered you unable to do the work you performed before. The SSA will then determine 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 Union County

One of the easiest ways to understand the SSD program is to think of it as 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 Union County

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 if your situation meets these qualifications. After determining which program is right for you, we’ll guide you through the application process. Contact us now to get started.

Social Security Disability for Children Union County

Raising a child with a disability is one of the most difficult challenges a parent must face. 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
  • 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 a 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 the age of 22.

These benefits are a necessity to many disabled people 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 Union County, 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 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’ve been helping people since 1976 and know how to win cases.
  • Speed – 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 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 Union 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. Most applications are denied the first time, and a Social Security Disability appeal may be necessary to get peace and stability back into your life. You shouldn’t 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 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! 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 Union County, IL | Contact Drummond Law

Whether you need benefits for yourself or for a loved one, our disability lawyers in Union County, IL, want to help you secure a bright financial future. Our passion for helping people across Illinois and Missouri has been our focus since 1976. To speak with our disability lawyers for a free case review, feel free to contact us or call 800-842-0426.

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