Applying for Social Security Disability in Chicago?

Chicago man applies for disability benefits
Ed Martinez meets with Sara Eminhizer, a senior intake case manager. A serious accident left him unable to work. Social Security denied his claim. But Nash Disability Law appealed until he won the monthly benefits he needs to survive.
Chicago man applies for disability benefits

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.

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The lawyers at Nash Disability Law help you apply for SSDI in Chicago.

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.

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Nash Disability Law helps you Apply for SSDI in Chicago.

Applying for SSDI benefits is complicated, but Nash Disability Law guides you through the process.

Is It Difficult To Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Not really—but it is difficult to get approved. Many people believe that what you put in your application determines if you’ll win. In reality, your application is merely a starting point to the process.

The best advice we can give you is not to wait. File your application as soon as possible.


Many think if they simply explain their medical situation to the Social Security Administration (SSA), someone at SSA will understand and award them benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not the way Social Security works.

The Social Security Disability “system” involves thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures—even unwritten ones. It’s a legal system all to itself (including its own courts and judges) just for deciding who gets disability benefits.


For example, you may be denied benefits if your doctor doesn’t know what’s important to your particular claim. Or if a Social Security employee does not obtain the right medical evidence on your behalf. Or if your appeal of a denial is handled improperly.

That’s why it’s so important to hire the experienced disability attorneys at Nash Disability Law. Our office has helped thousands of claimants in Chicagoland ultimately get their claims approved.

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If You Need to Apply For Disability Benefits, Here Are Some Great Reasons to Call Nash Disability Law Today


  1. A free evaluation of your claim to help you decide if your claim is worth pursuing.
  2. Information about filing, such as what is the best method for you to apply given your circumstances.
  3. Help with ensuring your application is processed timely – not delayed or lost!
  4. Suggestions on how to best describe your past jobs.
  5. Help with determining the best way for your situation to be understood, so that you have the best chance to be awarded the most “back pay.”
  6. Information about which medical records are the most important to helping the government best understand your situation. Not all records are equal.
  7. Information about what’s NOT important – you’d be surprised!
  8. Information regarding what you can do yourself to help get your claim approved.

Free Advice Before You Apply For SSD

Whether you’ve already begun the application process or are still thinking of applying, Nash Disability Law wants to help you. Our staff is happy to discuss the details of your disability claim no matter what stage of the process you are in.

Our disability law firm has helped thousands of people win benefits.

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Chicago woman who applied for disability benefits

Before you begin the application process, contact Nash Disability Law to improve your chances of winning benefits. Our staff has helped thousands of people in the greater Chicago metro area. Sometimes we are even able to get you benefits without a hearing.

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