Chicago, IL Social Security Disability Blog

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog
Nash Disability Law keeps you connected to the latest news and information on Social Security Disability.

Social Security Offices are Overwhelmed by Mail, and Customers are Exasperated

September 10, 2021

A recent interim investigative report from the Social Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) sharply criticized the Social Security Administration (SSA) for its failure to properly process mail to and from the agency. As part of its investigation, the OIG visited 73 Social Security locations, including field offices, program service centers, and Social Security

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What Covid-19 Long Haulers Need to Know Now About Disability Benefits

September 10, 2021

Last month, on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Joe Biden announced that Americans experiencing long-term COVID-19 symptoms could be protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the same time, the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice issued joint guidance that long-term COVID illness may be

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Question of the Month: Can I apply more than once for Social Security disability?

September 9, 2021

Answer: It depends.   If your claim for benefits is denied, there are decisions you must make and some critically important issues you must keep in mind. Your first decision is whether you are better off appealing the denial or starting over with a new application. Many people, without consulting an attorney, decide to do neither,

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Chose the Right Team and Don’t Give Up: A Disability Success Story

September 8, 2021

The road to winning Social Security Disability benefits often long and frequently rocky.  If your initial application for benefits is denied, there are several levels of appeal. A reconsideration is the first appeal to your initial denial. Claims are seldom granted at the reconsideration level. If your claim is denied again under reconsideration, you may

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