What are Social Security disability benefits?
Social Security disability is a federal program that distributes financial assistance to people with disabilities preventing them from working.
Can you receive both workers compensation and social security disability benefits at the same time?
You can in-fact receive both at the same time. However the Social Security Administration might offset the amount you receive based upon how much you receive through workers compensation. Once your workers compensation benefits have expired then income received through social security will increase to the normal amount.
How does the government determine if I have earned social security benefits?
The Social Security office determines eligibility based on a number of factors, like your age, health condition and recent work history.
What types of conditions make me eligible for Social Security?
The federal government recognizes a wide range of physical and mental conditions that may prevent you from working for a minimum of 12 months. These include both lifelong and temporary conditions.
What do I do if I am denied Social Security disability benefits?
Most people that apply for these benefits are initially denied. As per federal government regulations, if you are denied your Social Security disability benefits, you have 60 days to appeal the decision.
Do I need a lawyer to appeal Social Security deniability?
While you are eligible to file an appeal without legal representation, working with an experienced workers compensation attorney simplifies the process. An attorney can make sure that you meet all of your deadlines, and can effectively make the case that you deserve disability benefits. Statistically, people with representation successfully appeal more often than those without representation.
Is my family entitled to Social Security disability benefits?
Yes, if you are receiving benefits from the SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) your family may also be able to obtain benefits. Children as-well as your spouse or (ex spouse) can be eligible; however it would less than you are receiving.
What are the next step for my Social Security disability claim status?
With more than 20 years of experience, we understand the urgency of your case. That’s why we offer consultations at your home, hospital or simply via phone to meet your schedule needs.To learn more about our areas of expertise, or to discuss your social security disability claim with a Chicago social security disability lawyer, contact Vasilatos Injury Law today. We have three offices, in Chicago, Flossmoor, and Evanston, and we’ll help you get back on your feet.