Chicago, IL Social Security Disability Blog

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog
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Fraudulent Social Security Medical Exam Reports May Lead to Disability Application Denials

December 5, 2022

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, applicants are often required to submit to a consultative medical exam to determine if their impairments prevent them from being able to work. The exams are performed by government contractors. While contractors do not approve or deny a patient’s application, the consultative exam is often a basis that

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New Mental Health Programs Coming to Some Chicago Suburbs

December 4, 2022

In the November election, voters in five suburban Chicago counties were asked, “Do you support raising property taxes by a small percentage to fund mental health services in our area?” The answer was a definite yes in all but one of the suburbs. The affirmative votes will create seven-member local mental health boards which will

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Question of the Month: “Do My Assets Affect My Ability to Receive Disability Payments?”

December 3, 2022

Can you have financial assets and receive disability benefits payments? That depends on which disability program you qualify for. Social Security runs two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (which is known as SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (commonly referred to as SSI). SSDI pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if

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Don’t Use “Snail Mail” for Your Social Security Disability Documents

December 2, 2022

This year, the U.S. Postal Service expanded its efforts to save money by—you guessed it—slowing mail delivery services. Slow mail service can be much more than just an annoyance when it comes to delivering deadline-sensitive documents. For individuals applying for much-needed Social Security Disability benefits, it can mean the difference between being awarded benefits or

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