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Chicago Social Security Disability Blog: SSDI

Can Creditors Take Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 14, 2018

If you are like millions of Americans who rely on Social Security retirement or disability benefits as your primary source of income, a reduction of even a small portion of your benefits could have a devastating impact on your family. If you have fallen behind in paying your bills, you may worry that your benefits

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The Secret to Winning Your Disability Case

September 7, 2017

Do you want to know the most important secret about winning Social Security disability benefits? It is not enough to say you are disabled. It is not even enough to have your doctor say you are disabled. In the final analysis, the term “disabled” in itself doesn’t really mean much to the Social Security Administration

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Winning Social Security Disability Benefits After a Stroke

June 12, 2017

Joe didn’t know exactly what was happening to him, but he knew it wasn’t good. Suddenly, his right arm and leg went numb. His vision was blurred. And when he called out to one of his co-workers for help, his words tumbled out in an unintelligible slur. Joe was having a stroke. According to the

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Congress Considers Eliminating 5-Month SSDI Waiting Period for ALS Patients

April 7, 2017

As it is written now, the law says that SSDI benefits can be paid only after an individual has been disabled continuously throughout a period of five full calendar months, regardless of the nature of their disability. SSDI benefits begin with the sixth full month after the date that Social Security finds their disability began

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