Qualifying for Disability Benefits through The Social Security Administration

Qualifying and obtaining disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a long and complex process.  It is in your best interest to get a Springfield disability lawyer involved to increase your chances of success navigating through the experience.     An applicant (or claimant) must meet both non-medical and medical requirements to qualify for [...]


18 Common Mistakes Made By Unrepresented Social Security Disability Claimants

Knowledge is power when dealing with the Social Security Administration. Even a small misstep can delay or derail your claim for disability benefits. To improve your chances of success, review the following list of common mistakes made by disability claimants.    Applying for Social Security Disability While You Are Still Working Full-Time    Many workers [...]


Applying for Social Security Disability

Simply put, applying for Social Security disability benefits is often a stressful endeavour that sees most applicants denied within the initial stages. You can avoid most of the frustration by contacting an experienced Springfield IL disability lawyer. Donald J. Hanrahan is a lawyer that knows how to apply for disability benefits. Contact him today to learn about how he can [...]


Is Fibromyalgia a Disability?

Unfortunately, many Social Security disability benefits applicants who suffer from fibromyalgia are denied. This is due in part to the fact that Social Security does not formally list the condition in their Blue Book, which lists medical conditions that qualify for benefits. However, the SSA has published guidelines on how administrative law judges and disability claims examiners can assess [...]


What Is the Social Security Disability Appeal Process?

If your application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, it probably comes as no great surprise to you. You’ve likely been told that the majority of applications are denied, and that the process can be gruelling. This is true to an extent. Social Security requires hard medical data in order to award benefits [...]


How to Win a Social Security Disability Hearing

If you're facing a disability hearing, you're probably more than a little stressed. After all, you've waited for months for an ALJ to hear your case, and it's a toss-up whether or not you'll win your claim for benefits. So what can you do before, during, and after your disability hearing to increase your chances [...]


What Is Substantial Gainful Activity?

In order to qualify for Social Security disability, you must be unable to do significant work. While it doesn't mean that working part-time for a small amount of money automatically bars you from qualifying for benefits, engaging in a substantial gainful activity does guarantee that the SSA will deny your disability application. To learn more [...]


What Are My Chances of Winning a Social Security Appeal?

If you were denied disability, what are your chances of winning a Social Security appeal? It’s important to keep in mind that every case is different, and your odds will also vary depending on the stage of appeal. Below, we discuss some of the factors that your chances of winning depend on. To learn more [...]


Why You May Be Denied Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are denied Social Security disability benefits, it may be due to one or a combination of reasons. Some are out of your control. Others are within your control and can help you avoid a denial the next time around. To learn more about how to avoid being denied Social Security disability benefits, contact [...]