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Will Government Stimulus Checks Affect My Social Security Disability Income?

Stimulus CheckWith more than 25 million cases confirmed nationwide as of late January 2021, COVID-19 remains a serious public health crisis. To address the economic fallout, Congress has approved rounds of stimulus payments. As noted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the first stimulus payment was for up to $1,200 to qualifying individuals. The second stimulus payment was up to $600 for qualifying individuals. It is possible more stimulus payments will be approved in 2021.

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Can You Get Survivor Benefits Through Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Dealing with the loss of a spouse is never easy. It is even more challenging if you are trying to navigate the Social Security claims process. You may be wondering: Can I get widow benefits through Social Security disability? The answer is ‘it depends.’ While survivor benefits are not guaranteed through disability, you may be eligible for compensation. Here, SSDI attorney Harold W. Conick explains how survivor benefits work under the Social Security disability program.

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Children’s Disability Claims, Childhood Domains, and Mental Illness

Social Security Disability Attorney Does your child have a disability? If so, your family may be entitled to receive financial support through a Social Security disability claim. Child disability claims are notoriously complex. We want to make sure every family has the tools, information, and resources they need to navigate the claims process. Here, attorney Harold W. Conick provide an overview of the most important things parents should know about children’s disability claims, childhood domains, and mental health disorders.

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Did You Get a Notice of Social Security Disability Overpayment? Here is What You Should Know

Social Security Disability AttorneyIf you recently received a Notice of Overpayment for your SSDI benefits, it is normal to be confused, stressed out, and frustrated. You need to know how to protect your rights. As the Social Security Administration (SSA) explains, the concept of an ‘overpayment’ is relatively straightforward: The agency thinks, for whatever reason, you received more money than you should have been paid.

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Social Security Disability Claims: What it Means to ‘Equal a Listing’

Social Security Disability AttorneyThe Social Security Administration (SSA) has a ‘Blue Book,’ which lists the impairments that qualify for disability benefits. Of course, not everyone’s illness or medical condition fits perfectly in a box. This raises an important question: What happens if you have a disability or medical condition that does not quite fit with Social Security’s list?

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Your Guide to Child Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability AttorneyDoes your child have a disability? If so, you and your family may be eligible to obtain financial benefits through Social Security. We want to make sure all parents in Illinois have access to the information and resources they need to protect and provide for their family. Here, Attorney Harold W. Conick provides an overview of the most important things you need to know about child and adult disability benefits. Continue reading “Your Guide to Child Disability Benefits”

The Social Security Administration Wants to Terminate My Disability Benefits: What are My Options?

Social Security Disability AttorneyIs the Social Security Administration (SSA) trying to end your disability benefits? Do you believe they are doing so in error? If so, it is crucial you take immediate action to protect your rights — you can still file an appeal, but there are strict deadlines to do so. Here, Harold W. Conick explains the most important things you need to know about saving your benefits from an unjustified termination.

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Can I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits If I Am Receiving Workers’ Comp in Illinois?

Social Security Disability Attorney Workplace accidents remain a serious issue in Illinois. Depending on the severity of the accident, a worked-related injury could keep an employee off the job for months, years, or even permanently. Injured workers are protected, in part, by the state’s workers’ compensation insurance system.

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Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefits: What You Need to Know

Social Security Disability AttorneyAccording to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is a medical disorder characterized by complex and widespread issues with musculoskeletal pain. People who are suffering from fibromyalgia also report dealing with chronic fatigue, difficulty sleeping and mood disorders. Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., our Social Security disability attorney, highlight three key things you need to know about fibromyalgia claims and disability benefits.

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