Social Security Attorney in Chicago, IL
Yes, ignorance of the law is no excuse and it does not help win your case. There are hundreds of rules and regulations related to disability. A skilled lawyer knows the rules and how to utilize them to help you.
There are no upfront or hourly charges. We only get paid if we win. Our legal fees are limited by federal law to 25% of the “past-due benefits” owed to you and your family or $6000 whichever is less.
If you are unable to work (either your past work or in some cases, other less strenuous work) because of a severe medical impairment expected to last at least 12 consecutive months or to result in death, you can qualify for disability benefits.
No, we can help you apply. The application process is lengthy and the answers that you provide are very important. But, if you have already applied feel free to contact us we can help you at any stage of the process.
No, you can apply when you stopped working. It is in your interest to apply as soon as possible because the process can take many months.
Yes, most claims are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages of the disability process. But once your claim gets to the hearing stage (when you get your first chance to see a live person who has seen all your medical records) we can have the greatest impact on convincing the Social Security Administration’s administrative law judge (ALJ) that you are disabled.
It can be. Once again, there are many rules and regulations that impact the Social Security Administration’s decision-making process. Age does matter in many circumstances. But, depending on your situation your claim can be approved regardless of your age.