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Can I Collect SSDI For Permanent Degenerative Spinal Condition?
Posted June 25, 2021

social security disability lawyer in ChicagoSocial Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays financial benefits to people who are “insured” under the program and who have a qualifying disability or medical impairment. You may be wondering: “Can I qualify for SSDI benefits if I have a degenerative spinal condition or degenerative disc disease?” The answer is ‘yes’—but your condition must be well documented.


Veterans’ Disability: An Overview of the Three ‘Lanes’ of Appeal
Posted June 04, 2021

Veterans' Disability AttorneyThe veteran’s disability claims process has long been complicated. In an effort to simplify and streamline appeals, federal lawmakers passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Among other things, the law created three separate “lanes” for challenging an adverse decision — giving veterans more flexibility to fight an unfairly low disability rating or disability denial. Here, attorney Harold W. Conick provides an overview of the three different options for appeal.


What Do I Do If My Veterans’ Disability Claim Is Denied?
Posted May 05, 2021

veterans disabilityVeterans and their families have given up a lot to protect our country. The United States government estimates approximately 3.9 million military service veterans have a disability connected to their time in the armed forces. Although VA disability benefits are available, they can often be frustratingly difficult for veterans to obtain.


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…)