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.

If There’s No Cure For My Condition, How Can Social Security Deny My Disability Claim?

June 4, 2024

The National Institutes of Health says there are an estimated 7,000 diseases that affect human beings, and of those only a bit more than 500 are considered curable (with treatments that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration). “As you can imagine, given those statistics, at our disability law firm we see

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Will Caring for a Family Member Affect My Social Security Disability Claim?

May 3, 2024

“Yes, depending on the circumstances, caring for a family member can mean you are ineligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and it can result in a denial or reduction of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits,” Nash disability lawyer Bob Godnik said. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) might see providing care

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Question of the Month: “What Happens After My SSI Case Is Approved?”

April 3, 2024

Because qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be a long and exhaustive process, when you win your case it’s natural to breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to getting on with your life. But the Social Security Administration (SSA) isn’t done with you just yet. In most cases, the SSA will

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Question of the Month: Does Marijuana Use Affect My Disability Benefits Claim?

February 2, 2024

Attitudes toward the use of marijuana have changed radically since 1996, when California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Today medical marijuana is legal in 38 states, 3 territories, and the District of Columbia. The recreational use of marijuana has been decriminalized in 25 states, including Illinois. Cannabis is now one of the

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