Question of the Month

Question of the Month

Nash Disability Law’s question of the month on Social Security Disability topics in Chicago. We help Chicago area people win benefits.

Question of the Month: Will Moving out of State Affect My Social Security Disability Claim?

July 4, 2023

Because the Social Security Disability benefits programs are administered by the federal government through the Social Security Administration, if you have filed a claim for disability benefits, you will not have to resubmit your claim when you move to another state. Likewise, if you are already receiving benefits, moving to another state will not affect

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Question of the Month: “Can I Attend School While I Am Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?”

June 6, 2023

The short answer is yes. Attending school does not disqualify a person from applying for or receiving Social Security Disability benefits. However, Social Security can take school attendance into account when deciding a case. The key qualification for disability benefits is being unable to work. Attending school may be evidence of an ability to function

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Question of the Month: Who Can Attend My Disability Hearing With Me?

March 4, 2023

As anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will tell you, getting approved can be quite difficult. According to Social Security Administration statistics in recent years, only about 22% of initial claims are approved, and even fewer are approved on the second stage, called “reconsideration.” If your claims are denied twice,

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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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