Experienced Chicago Social Security Disability Lawyers Guide You Through the Process

Reputable SSD and SSDI attorneys serving Illinois are a beneficial investment

A physical disability can be an exceptionally difficult obstacle to live with. In many cases, someone who suffers from such a disability finds it difficult or impossible to earn a sufficient living. But for Americans who face such issues, federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) exist to help them meet their financial needs. It is not always easy to qualify for benefits, however. An SSDI application requires extensive detail and must be completed correctly for authorities to accept it. If you or someone you love plans to seek SSDI or SSI benefits in the state of Illinois, do not risk going it alone.

Contact Kristin M. Boyer, the experienced Chicago Social Security Disability Insurance lawyer at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. today. As an attorney and counselor at law, Ms. Boyer frequently advises clients on how the process of application and appeals works, the criteria used to determine whether a claimant is legally eligible for Social Security Disability, how to communicate with the bureaucracy and other matters related to SSDI. By providing honest and compassionate counsel, Ms. Boyer aims to reduce the anxiety of applying for disability benefits and help clients communicate effectively with their physicians to obtain medical documentation to best support their case. No fees will be charged unless Ms. Boyer is successful in obtaining benefits on your behalf. Requests for all fees must be submitted to and approved by the Social Security Administration.

Can I earn SSDI or SSI benefits for my ailment?

Our reputable Social Security Disability Insurance attorney in Chicago can help you file an application for SSDI benefits for almost any injury or ailment, even those caused by accidents. So long as your case is severe and prevents you from performing substantial work, you can qualify for benefits. Some common ailments and work injuries for which individuals earn benefits include:

  • Back injuries and ailments
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Circulatory ailments
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Impairments following strokes
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • ALS
  • Depression and anxiety
  • HIV infection
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Our SSDI attorney understands applications and appeals

Once you file an Illinois SSDI claim and disability report, your case is sent to a State Disability Determination Services (DDS) agency in Springfield that gathers more details on your case and makes an initial determination regarding your claim. An adjudicator may ask you to complete more forms or see an independent medical examiner at this point. And once you complete their requests, the agency may still reject your claim.

Our Chicago SSDI lawyer, Kristin M. Boyer, understands that a rejection is often just the beginning of your case, but you must follow proper protocol for your appeal to have any chance of success. You must begin by filing a request for reconsideration. This filing returns to the state agency but is assigned to a different adjudicator.

If your request for reconsideration is also denied, you may file a request for hearing before an administrative law judge. This judge is completely independent of every agency that has heard your case so far and can approve your claim based on written evidence or a hearing. There are still appeals council and federal court options should this judge uphold your rejection. All of these measures must adhere to specific filing guidelines to have any chance of success.

Let our SSDI lawyer help explain and guide you through the process. Ms. Boyer handles cases throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and offers personalized service, diligence and contingency fee-based payment plans to every client she represents. She demonstrates her commitment, not by sending a young associate to administrative hearings and appeals, but by attending each hearing alongside her clients. If transportation is difficult for you, she can make accommodations that negate the necessity to travel to the firm's offices. Ms. Boyer frequently relies on communicating with clients by phone, mail, email and fax. There is simply no substitute for attentive, compassionate legal counsel. You can find that here at The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd.

Turn to a knowledgeable Social Security Disability Insurance attorney in Chicago

If you or someone you love requires Social Security benefits resulting from a work injury or any other medical ailment, contact The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd. today. You can reach us online or by calling Kristin M. Boyer at 312.443.1998 to arrange a free consultation.