Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration

Articles about the Social Security Administration (SSA) from Nash Disability Law in Chicago. We help Chicago people win Social Security Disability

Joe Biden Calls for Big Changes to Social Security

February 10, 2021

Disabled workers, disabled widows and widowers, and disabled adult children—more than 13 million Americans—count on Social Security benefits to provide much-needed income to be able to live with dignity. They and their families are eager to know what newly inaugurated President Joe Biden‘s plans are for Social Security. While President Biden is facing a huge

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The Adult Function Report, and How It Is Considered

November 6, 2020

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, you are going to be tasked with filling in forms—lots of forms—and some of them may appear intimidating. One form that often causes concern is the Social Security Function Report (also known as the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Report.)

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Social Security to Resume Video Hearings

September 7, 2020

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) 1,200 field offices have been closed and the agency is accepting in-person visits to their local offices only by appointment and only in “dire need” situations (for more on the office closings see “Social Security Offices Are Open, but Only for Some”).

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Preparing You for Your Disability Hearing in the Age of COVID

August 13, 2020

More than two out of three initial applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied. Most disability cases are won on appeal after a second denial, at a hearing in front of a Social Security Administrative Law Judge. An appeal hearing is your absolute best opportunity to tell your story. But to tell your story

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