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: 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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Question of the Month: Can I Get Unemployment Benefits While I Am Applying for Social Security Disability?

November 3, 2022

This is a tricky question to answer. Social Security does not prohibit a person from receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time. However, when you file for unemployment benefits, you represent that you are ready, willing, and able to work. When you file

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Question of the Month: What is a Closed Period of Disability Benefits?

August 8, 2022

It is a common misconception that you are only eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you are disabled from ever working again. This is not true. To be eligible for disability payments, your impairments must prevent you from being able to work for at least 12 consecutive months. You may be eligible for benefits

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