Will I qualify? For a Chicago Social Security disability lawyer, this is one of the most common questions heard on an almost daily basis. When you ask this question at the Chicago Disability Law Firm, you will likely get the following four answers:

  • If you are currently working and earning about $1,000 per month, you will not be approved to receive benefits.
  • If you have a severe physical impairment that significantly reduces your ability to get a job and remain gainfully employed, you will be one step closer to being approved. What is important to remember in this regard is that there must be signs or laboratory results that prove an abnormal condition. In other words, even if your physician has not been able to issue a definitive diagnosis, there is still a chance that you may be approved based on symptoms or laboratory reports.
  • If your physical impairment is actually a form of disability that is expected to affect your for the next 12 months, you will likely meet this requirement for approval. In the event that your impairment is not constant, you may still be able to get an approval if the effect debilitates you to the point that you are not able to hold down a job.
  • If you feel that you are able to work, there is a strong chance that you will not be able to get an approval to receive benefits.

There are, however, exceptions in this regard. The Social Security Administration manages a list of medical conditions that are considered to be disabling, and these conditions are considered without taking into account your ability to work.

Contact a Chicago Social Security Disability Lawyer

In addition to the four points above, there may be some situations that will allow you to receive benefits. These situations may include being unable to perform jobs that you have performed for the last 15 years, or your inability to adjust to other jobs. If you want all the answers, you should inquire talk to a Chicago Social Security disability lawyer.