Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Lawyer in DuPage County

The Social Security Disability system provides help for citizens who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability.

Our attorneys can help you win your disability claim by representing you from appeal through the hearing stage. We will present your case to a judge in a persuasive way designed to successfully gain benefits on your behalf. There is NO FEE unless you win.

Social Security Disability Programs

There are several benefits programs that are part of the Social Security Administration:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Widow/Widowers Disability benefits

Adult Disabled Child benefits

Blind benefits

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You don’t have to have a lawyer. But if you don’t, you may not be giving yourself the best chance at winning your claim. The Social Security Administration’s own statistics show that people who use a lawyer are far more successful in winning their claims than those who don’t.

Types of Benefits

There are a number of benefits available under the Social Security Law.

You should apply for all of the benefits that are applicable to your case. If you have any questions about what type of benefits you are entitled to, contact us immediately. (You could miss a deadline if you don’t and lose your right to benefits).

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

If you have worked and paid enough Social Security taxes and you are disabled, you may be entitled to regular disability benefits. The amount of these benefits will generally depend on what you have paid into the system through social security withholding taxes.

If you have children who are under 19 and have not yet graduated from high school, they may also be entitled to benefits under your account.

Benefits start 5 full months after you become disabled.

In addition to a disability payment, you will be entitled to medical insurance, under the Medicare system. The Medicare Benefit starts 2 years after you are first entitled to social security disability.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SSI benefits provide income to a disabled person who meets the financial requirements of the Social Security System. There are very restrictive limitations on what assets you can have and what income you can make and receive these benefits. The benefits are designed for people who have no other income or support.

If you are applying for DIB benefits, and you meet the financial requirements, you can receive SSI benefits while you are waiting for a determination of your DIB claim.

If you qualify for SSI you can receive over $600 a month. Plus,  you will be entitled to medical coverage under the Medicaid system.

If you are found disabled, benefits start the month after you file.

Widow/Widowers Disability benefits

These benefits are designed for the spouse of a deceased person who was insured under the Social Security system. Under this law, a surviving spouse is entitled to a percentage of their spouses’ DIB benefits.

In order to qualify for these benefits, you must show that your deceased spouse paid into the Social Security system. You must be between the ages of 50 and 59. You must show that you had been married for at least 9 months at the time of death. And finally, you must show that you became disabled within a certain period of time (normally 7 years).

Adult Disabled Child

These benefits are designed for an adult disabled child of a person who was insured under the Social Security system. Under this law, the adult child is entitled to a percentage of their parents SSDI benefits.

In order to be entitled to these benefits, you must show that the child became disabled before the age of 22. You must normally show that the child has never been married. Finally, you must show that the child’s parent was insured under the Social Security system and that the parent has retired, has become disabled, or has died.


These benefits are designed for a person who meets the social security definition of blindness. Under this law, a blind person is entitled to SSDI benefits.

There are special rules for people who are legally blind. They do not have to meet some of the work requirements that others do, and they are able to earn significantly more money than o


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