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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Russ Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans Have Been My Attorneys For a Couple Different Cases.

Russ (and his firm Woodruff Johnson & Evans) has been my attorney during  a couple different cases. I have been extremely pleased with Russ’ work. He answers calls and always follows up even if there has been no movement on your case. I believe he’s personable and he gets to know his clients and going […]

Teresa D.

Attorney Leandro Alhambra Was Very Responsive to Adressing My Concerns. I Didn’t Have to Worry About Anything

I was so impressed by Lee’s responsiveness during such a long and potentially confusing process. I never had to worry about anything during the entire case.

Torianna L.

Thank You Mr. Jay Johnson and May God Bless You.

Thank you so much, Mr. Jay Johnson! I was very pleased with your service. If I need legal help in the future, I will call on you again. If I know of someone who needs legal help, I will give them your number. Thank You and May God Bless You.

Carolyn G.

When Russell Haugen took my case, I never had to follow-up as he ensured that I was always updated on the status.

It was a very long process for me as I started my case with one of their former colleagues then it was assigned to Russell Haugen, who worked diligently to finalize the case. From the beginning, he took the necessary time to clearly explain the position of the case, the potential timing of all the […]

Beverly F

Great Team of Lawyers

Attorney Dexter Evans is a part of a great team of lawyers and staff at Woodruff Johnson & Evans. They really get the job done. Excellent communication and great outcomes. I definitely recommend them for any injury cases anyone may have.

Travion H

From day one, Russell Haugen and Woodruff Johnson & Evans handled the work comp case with empathy and diligence. Highly recommended.

I would definitely recommend Woodruff Johnson & Evans to anyone I know that need legal help with a worker’s comp issue. From day one I’ve felt comfortable and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Mr. Haugen was always pleasant and empathetic to my case and worked diligently. I would […]

Shelia W

Jay Johnson is a good communicator and speaks to his clients in a language they can understand.

Jay always answers or returns my calls promptly. Jay is able to share information about my claim in a non-lawyer kind of way.

Chris J.

Fighting for My Workers Compensation with Attorney Lee Alhambra Gave Me Peace Of Mind And Victory.

I Had A Nasty Tumble/Fall On A Cushioned Mat Behind A Desk At Work. I Had Been Totally Misinformed And Misled By Employers About Making A Full Recovery And Legal Processes. I Did Not Understand Any Legal Issues. I Contacted Woodruff Johnson & Evans And Spoke With Leandro A. Alhambra. Lee Explained To Me How […]

Karen K

Jay Johnson Helped Me Through A Nightmare of a Lawsuit

I just want to thank Woodruff Johnson & Evans Attorney Jay Johnson and his legal secretary, Annie,  for helping me through this whole lawsuit nightmare. I appreciate your time and effort, and YES, I would  highly recommend you to anyone.

Tammy B

It was a pleasure working with Russell Haugen and the legal team at Woodruff Johnson & Evans!

It was a pleasure working with Russ and his team!!! They explained everything thoroughly and helped me with all my needs during this difficult time! I was happy with the outcome, they were a great referral to me and I will gladly refer this office on to others!

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