Social Security Disability Lawyers in Champaign

Providing Illinois Residents with Top-Tier Advocacy for Over 18 Years

If you have a disability that interferes with your ability to work, you might qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, dealing with the SSDI claims process can be extremely challenging. Navigating through countless forms and compiling numerous documents for your claim can be a daunting task. Claims with even the slightest errors can delay the process or result in your claim getting denied.

However, here at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, our team of Champaign Social Security disability attorneys is dedicated to helping clients prepare and file their initial claims and any subsequent appeals. We assembled a team comprised of some of the most accomplished Social Security disability advocates in Illinois. Backed by decades of collective legal experience, our legal team can help you get through the claims filing and appeals process.

Do You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

SSDI is a work credit-based program that provides certain benefits to medically disabled persons “insured” under the SSDI program.

To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must demonstrate that your disability or medical condition:

  • Prevents you from getting work at any of your pre-disability jobs;
  • Prevents you from working in another occupation that demands less physical and mental exertion; and
  • Strictly satisfies the criteria established in the Social Security impairment listing.

To qualify as “insured” under the Social Security disability program, claimants must have completed enough work credits. Medically disabled individuals with insufficient work credits for SSDI eligibility may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Our Champaign Social Security disability attorneys can help you determine whether SSDI or SSI is best for you.

Does Your Disability Qualify for SSDI Coverage?

The Social Security impairment listing (commonly known as the “Blue Book”) delineates what conditions and disabilities are afforded SSDI coverage. Conditions that fail to meet the criteria set forth by the Social Security impairment listing may nevertheless qualify as “medically equivalent” to one or more covered conditions.

A Disability Determination Services (DDS) Examiner considers various factors, including 1) your age, 2) your level of education, and 3) your skill set when evaluating whether your disability or condition qualifies for SSDI coverage. A DDS Examiner or ALJ does not account for local job availability when deciding this issue.

Do You Need Assistance with Your SSDI Claim?

At Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices, our Champaign SSDI advocates provide sound legal advice and can assist you with every step of the SSDI or SSI claims process, including:

  • Choosing between SSDI & SSI programs for the most appropriate benefit;
  • Filing your initial claim;
  • Appealing erroneous SSDI determinations; and
  • Qualifying physical disabilities.

Our Social Security disability attorneys in Champaign provide free initial consultations. In fact, we don’t collect attorney’s fees until your benefits have been successfully awarded to you. Living with a physical or mental disability that prevents you from working is already difficult enough. Getting your Social Security disability benefits doesn’t need to be difficult too. Our lawyers at Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices are dedicated to advocating for your best interests.

Contact us online or by telephone at (630) 585-2320 to schedule a free consultation with one of our advocates today.

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