What You Need to Know
When your health forces you out of work, your whole life can change.
You can’t keep going to work, but your bills keeping coming to you. How are you going to keep up?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are meant for people in your position. Benefits provide monthly income to help you hold on to a measure of dignity and independence in your life.
But it can be a daunting process. You have to meet Social Security’s complicated definition of “disabled”— not just get a doctor’s note saying you should stay home and rest.
At Nash Disability Law, we can help guide you through the application process, so you avoid the common mistakes we see.
Our disability lawyers have helped more people in the Chicago area win benefits than any other law firm.
You can start by having our legal team evaluate your situation for free.
What Does It Mean to Be “Disabled?”
Social Security considers you disabled under its rules if:
- You cannot do the work that you did before;
- You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or is expected to result in death
But you can’t just tell Social Security that you meet these qualifications. You have to prove it with details and documentation of your health problems and your ability to function.
This includes providing your medical records, work history and statements from people you know about how your health impacts your daily life.
You don’t have to get all of this together on your own.