Social Security Disability Attorney In Marion, Illinois 

Offices in Marion, Carbondale, Benton, Harrisburg & Metropolis

Suffering an injury or illness that makes you unable to continue working is a harrowing experience — and filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can provide its own share of stress. Just trying to understand SSD terminology can leave you anxious and worried about how you’ll be able to provide for yourself and your loved ones.

Fortunately, an experienced SSD lawyer from Lawler Lawler Injury Law can help you navigate the process of filing and even appealing your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) case.

How a Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help

When you turn to our firm, you can get the help you need, no matter where you are in the process of filing for SSDI benefits. 

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    Assessing Your Case 

    The first step that our SSDI attorney will take when you come to our firm for help is determining whether you’re eligible to receive SSD benefits.

    You must have been declared disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), but remember that the SSA has its own definition of what qualifies as a disability. You’ll have to provide proof of a long-term disability or a condition that can last or has lasted for more than a year. 

    Our SSDI attorney will also assess your work status. Because the Social Security tax fund pays SSDI benefits, all applicants must have paid Social Security taxes via their wages for a certain length of time. Our SSDI lawyer can guide you through the entire eligibility process. 

    Collecting and Compiling Medical Evidence 

    SSD benefits cases hinge on medical evidence. This doesn’t mean you can just send the SSA your medical history. A skilled disability claim lawyer can compile the relevant documents and present them in a way that helps your claim. 

    At Lawler Lawler Injury Law, our knowledgeable team can:

    • Review your full medical records
    • Choose pertinent records for the claim 
    • Gather any missing records
    • Recommend extra medical tests
    • Work closely with your healthcare providers 

    Your SSD lawyer will use all of this information to assemble a narrative that proves your claim. 


    Maintaining Communication With the SSA

    The SSA gets a lot of requests, so information that is not perfectly presented can get lost or denied outright. Having a dedicated lawyer on your side means they can remain in contact with the SSA, meet all the deadlines, and provide the exact information the SSA is looking for. All of this can help streamline the process. 

    Filing Necessary Appeals

    Fewer than half of all SSDI applications are approved on the first try. An SSD appeal attorney will file the necessary appeals to get your case reviewed again. The appeals process is even more complex than the initial filing, so it’s vital that you have a lawyer by your side. 

    Representing You at Disability Hearings

    Most claims move on to a hearing. If your initial claim was unsuccessful and your lawyer files an appeal, the most likely outcome is that you’ll receive a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.

    Although you’ll be required to speak on your own behalf, your attorney will prepare you while also questioning your witnesses and addressing expert witnesses.

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    Lawler and Lawler helped me get through a difficult time in my life. They handled my case beautifully, kept me in the loop, and made my recovery much easier. I would recommend them to everyone. They gave me piece of mind, and helped me get my life back.

    Trust a Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney With Your Claim

    Filing an SSDI claim is so complex that many people give up before finishing the application. But turning to a Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can help you secure the benefits you deserve.

    With years of experience and a dedication to providing effective representation, you can get the Social Security Disability benefits you need to provide for yourself and your loved ones. 

    Contact our team at Lawler Lawler Injury Law to speak with a Social Security Disability lawyer today. 

    Frequently Asked Questions on Social Security Disability 

    SSD provides monthly income support to citizens unable to work because of a disabling or prolonged medical condition. You must have previously paid into the program and accumulated enough credits to qualify. These credits depend on work history. People with partial or short-term disability usually aren’t eligible.

    To be eligible for SSD benefits, you must be unable to work or engage in substantial gainful activity because of a disabling medical condition. You must be unable to conduct the type of work you did before because of the disability, and your condition should also have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months.

    Additionally, you must have worked in a job covered by Social Security for at least five of the past 10 years, ending in the year your disability began. This means having 40 work credits, 20 of which you earned in the last 10 years. Younger applicants may be eligible for fewer credits. 

    There are no income or resource limits. Your eligibility is solely based on your disability and your work credits. Limits only apply if you’re asking for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In that case, turning to an SSI lawyer is essential. We can also assist you with SSI cases at Lawler Lawler Injury Law. 

    You can apply for these benefits online at the SSA website. You can also apply by calling their toll-free number to get an appointment with one of the SSA’s representatives.

    The process of applying for SSD benefits is complex. Reaching out to an SSDI attorney for help can make the process as simple and efficient as possible. 

    Yes, you can work and still receive Social Security disability benefits. The SSA has special rules in place that allow you to do so. For example, a nine-month trial work period will enable you to gauge your ability to return to work. You will have to report any changes in your condition and work activity to the SSA.