Chicago Social Security Disability Lawyer

Anyone who has been injured and had a doctor tell them they no longer will be able to work should contact a Chicago social security attorney. The majority of people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on their own, without the assistance of an experienced injury lawyer, are more likely to be denied the first time they apply.

The main reason that a person’s first application attempt is denied is a technical error on the application. The form is filled out incorrectly, a blank space is overlooked, information is missing or required documentation is not attached correctly. Luckily, a Social Security attorney is knowledgeable about the social security process and skilled in filling out these applications completely. In the long run it ends up being more economically suitable to hire an attorney in order to help ensure that you have a better chance of being approved the first time you submit it.

Benefit of Legal Representation

A Social Security attorney in Chicago will make sure that all required documentation is carefully and fully completed and then presented your application to the Social Security Administration via the proper channels. When a Social Security claim is finally approved (which can take up to 6 months) funds will begin to be released. Social Security Disability funds will be retroactive from the date the application was first received.

During the Social Security approval process, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney will be able to provide you with social security help as well as help you find other government resources that may be able to assist your family with your financial and medical needs temporarily so that you can continue to support your family.

Disability Programs in Chicago

Social Security Claim ChicagoThe federally administered program called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is designed for people who are no longer able to work because of a limiting physical or mental disability. A person needs to meet certain disability requirements in order to be approved for this or any of the Social Security disability (SSD) programs.


A crucial Social Security disability (SSD) requirement is that a person must have worked at least five years before becoming disabled and he or she must have paid payroll taxes during those five years. Another major SSD qualifier is that an applicant must be suffering from what is considered a long-term or permanent disability. Long term means that the condition will last 12 months or more. Furthermore, the condition must prevent you from working at any job, not just your last position.A Social Security attorney will be able to evaluate whether or not you meet these requirements, help get your injury documented if you do meet requirements, and file an application that will get you approved. A Chicago Social Security attorney can assist you in applying for the correct program and help ensure all the forms are filled in correctly. If denied for any of the programs, your Social Security attorney will also assist you in filing an appeal with SSA.

Hearing and Appeals

At any time an attorney can step in and represent a social security disability applicant, especially if their application for benefits is denied. An applicant who has been unfairly denied Social Security benefits needs to immediately appeal the decision. The Social Security Administration has very strict deadlines for appealing a denial of benefits which is why it is extremely important to contact a Social Security attorney to take over the process. You should not put off appealing the Social Security Association’s decision because they only allow 60 days to file an appeal. The 60 days begins on the date marked on the letter denying benefits.

Hiring An Attorney

The Chicago social security lawyers with our firm offer free consultations in the Chicago office. Our knowledgeable attorneys will sit down with you and discuss your Social Security application for benefits. Based on the reason for the denial and the medical history presented, your Social Security attorney will recommend a new strategy for obtaining an approval.