Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog: SSDI

The Secret to Winning Your Disability Case

September 7, 2017

Do you want to know the most important secret about winning Social Security disability benefits? It is not enough to say you are disabled. It is not even enough to have your doctor say you are disabled. In the final analysis, the term “disabled” in itself doesn’t really mean much to the Social Security Administration

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Winning Social Security Disability Benefits After a Stroke

June 12, 2017

Joe didn’t know exactly what was happening to him, but he knew it wasn’t good. Suddenly, his right arm and leg went numb. His vision was blurred. And when he called out to one of his co-workers for help, his words tumbled out in an unintelligible slur. Joe was having a stroke. According to the

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Is a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Enough to Qualify for Social Security Disability?

April 19, 2017

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others.” Many with schizophrenia see things that are not there or hear voices that are not there. Others have symptoms of paranoia, where they

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Congress Considers Eliminating 5-Month SSDI Waiting Period for ALS Patients

April 7, 2017

As it is written now, the law says that SSDI benefits can be paid only after an individual has been disabled continuously throughout a period of five full calendar months, regardless of the nature of their disability. SSDI benefits begin with the sixth full month after the date that Social Security finds their disability began

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