Important Information to Help Make the Difference Between Success and Failure

July 5, 2016

Pursuing a Social Security disability claim can be a slow and frustrating process.  The difference between success and failure often hinges on effective legal representation, and the knowledge of a client or health professional about the Social Security Disability process can help.  We at Nash Disability Law, helping Chicago-area people get Social Security Disability, want you to be well-informed. Here are five of our best blog articles to get you started:

  • Secrets to Avoiding Costly SSD Mistakes. The SSA has countless rules impacting how a given claim should be viewed. You cannot count them all! What we have learned in the course of our representation is that facts are important (we dig for them), but what is also important is how the people in the government view those facts, whether the case involves multiple sclerosis, special education, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or any other health problem.
  • What Social Security Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You. Convincing Social Security that you are disabled isn’t just a matter of telling them the names of your doctors or filling out some forms.  It’s stressful, and this is not the time to “wing it.”  Often the most important details about your daily struggles with your disability are nowhere to be found in your medical records. In this blog, which has helped many of our clients understand the process better, we show you how good communication with your health professionals is critically important to winning your case.
  • Not All Health Problems are Equal When it Comes to an SSDI Decision. Unfortunately, when filing for Social Security disability benefits, someone may have a number of different medical problems that make working extremely difficult, if not impossible. However, it is important to remember that while all medical problems will likely be considered in deciding your case, not all health problems will necessarily help you to win your case.  It’s more than possible that the health problem(s) bothering you the most and on the tip of your tongue is the least important.  On the other hand, ignoring certain health problems may not only negatively affect your well-being, but can often negatively affect the outcome of your Social Security disability claim.
  • How Long Will the SSDI Process Take? With Social Security disability, the process has always been driven by what happens at the hearing level after people are denied not once but twice. At Nash, we have always felt a key to helping our clients was getting the right evidence in the right place with the right person at the right time.
  • Unable to Work Due to Your Disability? 6 Things You Can Do. When your health problems are interfering with your ability to work, it is difficult to understand what options are available. Many wonder whether they can financially survive without working—how is it possible to afford rent, a mortgage, or household expenses without a paycheck?  In this blog, we offer a helpful checklist with our recommendations of what to do when you are employed and about to stop working due to your disability, whether it is the aftereffects of a stroke, complicated pain disability, sleep apnea, or any other disability.

This is just a sampling of the wealth of free information available on our website. For more articles about Social Security Disability visit us at

Ben Franklin said that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. We believe that is absolutely true whether you are a health professional getting the best perspective on the system, or a client seeking Social Security Disability benefits.