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Can I Receive My Spouse’s VA Disability If He Dies?
Posted April 06, 2021

VA Disability benefits VA disability lawyerA surviving spouse can sometimes qualify for disability compensation through the VA. This type of benefit is called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC). As explained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA DIC is a “tax-free monetary benefit” available to a “surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness.” Here, our Chicago metropolitan region and State of Illinois VA disability lawyer highlights four (4) key things you should know about qualifying survivor’s benefits through Veterans Affairs. Our attorneys handle Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Veteran service-connected disability claims. (more…)

Will Government Stimulus Checks Affect My Social Security Disability Income?
Posted February 26, 2021

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.


Can You Get Survivor Benefits Through Social Security Disability Insurance?
Posted January 28, 2021

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.


SSDI Guide: Will My Benefits Be Cut Off as Soon As I Return to Work?
Posted January 06, 2021

Illinois Social Security Disability InsuranceSocial Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial protection to people who have qualifying disabilities. If your disability or medical condition improves, you may want to consider going back to the workplace. This raises an important question: Will I automatically lose my Social Security disability benefits if I return to work? The answer is ‘it depends’ — in some cases, you may be eligible for a trial work period. In this post, attorney Harold W. Conick offers a brief guide to your rights if you are preparing to return to work.