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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Articles about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) from Nash Disability Law in Chicago. We help Chicago people win disability benefits,

Social Security Disability Reduces How Much Past Work You Must Document

June 3, 2024

What do video store clerks, movie theater projectionists, VCR repair people, switchboard operators, typesetters, and encyclopedia sales representatives all have in common? Their jobs are among those that have become obsolete in the past decade or more. In the not-too-distant future, travel agents, assembly-line workers, taxi dispatchers, telemarketers, and many others could also find that

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Social Security Commissioner Pledges Better Customer Service for Disability Benefits Applicants

June 2, 2024

“We can and will do better,” newly appointed Social Security Commissioner Martin O’Malley told a congressional panel recently. Many advocates for Americans with disabilities say the Social Security Administration (SSA) must do better, too, because there is a customer service crisis at the agency. Consider these statistics: In the late 2010s, it typically took the

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Can You Qualify for SSDI and SSI Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

March 2, 2024

Many people can apply for disability benefits under both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs at the same time. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the term “concurrent” for this situation. However, with some exceptions, a person will receive the higher of the SSDI or SSI amount, not both. To qualify

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If You’re Self-Employed, Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?

September 3, 2023

About one of out of every ten U.S. workers is self-employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That adds up to more than 16 million Americans. If you’re self-employed, you may wonder if, due to an illness or injury leaving you unable to work, you can get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

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