What is the Ticket to Work Program?

The Ticket to Work program is a voluntary program that assists Social Security beneficiaries with entering, rejoining or staying in the workforce. This program allows recipients of Social Security... Read More

Workers Compensation Benefits Decrease, Disability Insurance Increases

Over the past few decades, there has been dramatic increase in the number of Social Security disability insurance claims filed. This increase could be linked to the problems workers find when claiming workers compensation benefits. It used to be if a worker became injured at work, his employer would cover their medical bills and allow them to still receive an income through...
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Social Security Disability Payments Remain Flat

Seniors across America are sitting down this week to determine how the recent decision not to raise Social Security Disability payments in 2016 will affect their monthly budgets. This is only the third time in the past 40 years that the government has decided not to provide a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, to beneficiaries. The other two years when the COLA remained flat...
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Applying for Social Security Disability

Applying for social security disability seems easy enough, right? You fill out the forms, send the proper documentation and wait for a decision. If they deny the application, you can ask for a reconsideration and, if everything goes as planned, you’re qualified without too much hassle or lost income. Unfortunately, the process rarely flows smoothly and that’s where a...
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Tensions Mount as Labor Strike Looms

Tensions between Governor Bruce Rauner's office and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees are reaching a boiling point. Neither side has been able negotiate a satisfactory labor contract that would replace a temporary agreement which expired on June 30th. Recently, Governor Rauner attempted to appoint an unelected arbitrator to break the...
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Parents of disabled children may experience depression and memory loss

Raising a disabled child can create unique challenges for Illinois parents. These parents typically face high levels of stress, misunderstanding from others and burdensome financial expenses. Additionally, the demands of caring for a disabled child can adversely affect a parent’s relationships and career. Sadly, the challenges of caregiving may also harm a parent’s...
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Language barriers may increase approval for SSD benefits

Illinois has a diverse population with many residents who natively speak languages other than English. According to national Census data, 21 percent of people over age 5 spoke a non-English language at home in 2011. Of those people, 22 percent reported speaking English poorly or not at all. Limited English use can severely limit job opportunities, especially for people who...
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Will new FDA pediatric cancer drug save lives?

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects the nerve cells during early childhood. According to the American Cancer Society, neuroblastoma represents the most common cancer in infants younger than one year old. Sadly, in addition to affecting many children here in Illinois, this cancer is often aggressive and highly debilitating. Today, the five-year survival rate for children...
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When does Social Security determine a condition to be disabling?

Social Security Disability benefits provide support to people who cannot work because they suffer from disabling conditions. However, as Berwyn Social Security lawyers know, qualifying for benefits can be challenging even for people with highly debilitating conditions. In some cases, people with severe impairments even have their claims denied. This is because Social Security...
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How to get SSD for early onset Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is classified as early onset when it develops before the age of 65. This neurological condition can have various detrimental effects on short-term memory, communication skills, reasoning and behavior. Since Alzheimer’s is degenerative, victims often gradually lose the ability to work and even care for themselves. When this occurs, victims may be eligible for...
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