Chicago, IL Social Security Disability Blog

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog
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Social Security Rule Changes Could Cut Off Thousands of Disabled Recipients

January 14, 2020

By Tom Nash Hopefully I can strike the right balance here between educating and alerting people to a clear danger, while avoiding unnecessarily scaring people, especially our beloved clients, client prospects, medical professionals, and referral sources. The Trump administration is proposing Social Security rule changes that could cut off thousands of disabled recipients. Having practiced

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Illinois is Failing Thousands with Developmental Disabilities

January 6, 2020

It is a heartbreaking and tragic statistic: nearly 20,000 people with developmental disabilities in Illinois are stuck on a waiting list to get into adult programs which prepare people with mental or physical impairments for life on their own. Most of these people are from families with limited resources, so they are unable pay for

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Is it Safe to Ask a Person if They Are Thinking About Suicide?

January 2, 2020

Because shame and embarrassment are often associated with suicide, myths and misinformation about suicide are always lurking in the shadows. One of the most persistent myths is that by talking about suicide with someone we care about, we will somehow validate and even encourage a suicide attempt. However, mental health experts stress that the best

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Social Security Cost of Living Raises Will be Smaller Next Year

December 16, 2019

If you are disabled and receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you will get more money next year, but the increase will not be as big as it was this year. The 2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) resulted in a 2.8 % increase, the largest increase since 2012, but you won’t get anything like

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