Chicago Social Security Disability Attorney

Located in IL, and serving the greater Chicago Area

When you choose an attorney who specializes in a certain area, you are choosing a lawyer with a particular passion in that field. Since passing the Illinois state bar in 1994, Attorney Andrew M. Allamian has focused his passion on social security disability cases. You see, Mr. Allamian believes you deserve fair and just treatment from your government and its administrative bodies. All too often hard-working people are being denied their legitimate disability claims by a system that seems determined to deny them.

To Whom Can You Turn for Help?
The Answer: Attorney Andrew M. Allamian

With his practice squarely focused on Social Security Disability, Mr. Allamian is able to offer the kind of knowledgeable, trustworthy, and diligent service that your claim deserves. It is not just about getting you the money you deserve, it is about achieving fairness and making sure your voice is heard by a bureaucracy that often ignores the cries of average people in need of help battling the disability system.

Contact Attorney Andrew M. Allamian today for experienced advice, wise counsel and decisive action in regard to your Social Security Disability matter. As your attorney, Mr. Allamian will:

  • Help you sort through and understand the volume of paperwork and forms involved in the application and appeals process
  • Review your case and determine what additional evidence is needed
  • Prepare you for your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge
  • Prepare appeals on a timely basis and preserve important arguments and legal points for review

Some injuries are disabilities, are obvious and have severe symptoms. These types of claims are difficult for the administration to deny. Others maladies are less apparent, yet still painful and debilitating. No matter the disability, you still deserve fairness and just compensation. Attorney Allamian has successfully represented clients with such debilitating ailments as:

  • Help you sort through and understand the volume of paperwork and forms involved in the application and appeals process
  • Review your case and determine what additional evidence is needed
  • Prepare you for your hearing before the Administrative Law Judge
  • Prepare appeals on a timely basis and preserve important arguments and legal points for review

Some injuries are disabilities, are obvious and have severe symptoms. These types of claims are difficult for the administration to deny. Others maladies are less apparent, yet still painful and debilitating. No matter the disability, you still deserve fairness and just compensation. Attorney Allamian has successfully represented clients with such debilitating ailments as:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart failure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psychological issues including clinical depression and schizophrenia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Whether you are a construction worker, a teacher, an auto mechanic, an accountant, or work in any other profession or trade, if an injury or illness has left you unable to work for 12 months or more, you may be eligible to file a disability claim. And, there is no need to venture into the heart of the city and search all over Chicago for a Social Security Disability lawyer.

Contact Attorney Andrew M. Allamian today to put his skills, experience and passion for fairness to work for you. No fee unless you recover.

What Is Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration defines a disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to an impairment or combination of impairments. The condition(s) must last or be expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. Part-time work may or may not constitute substantial gainful activity which would possibly disqualify a person from eligibility. The Social Security Administration will presume that a claimant is capable of SGA if monthly earnings are greater than $810.

Who is eligible?

In general, to be considered disabled, a person must establish that he or she cannot perform any type of gainful activity for six to eight hours per day, five days a week. While this definition may seem like a daunting hurdle to an applicant, keep in mind that the Disability program is intended to help those individuals who are unable to function in a normal work setting. The rules are more lenient toward older workers with less education and limited job skills.

What are the different programs?

The Social Security system provides benefits for the disabled under two separate but related programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (also called Disability Insurance Benefits or DIB)
  • DIB is for workers covered by the Social Security laws who have contributed adequate quarters of coverage and have worked recently enough to be "insured" for disability benefits.
  • DIB benefits may also be available for disabled widows or widowers, depending on their age and the time of the spouse's death. A disabled adult child may also be eligible to receive DIB benefits on the Social Security account of his or her parent.
  • DIB is for workers covered by the Social Security laws who have contributed adequate quarters of coverage and have worked recently enough to be "insured" for disability benefits.
  • DIB benefits may also be available for disabled widows or widowers, depending on their age and the time of the spouse's death. A disabled adult child may also be eligible to receive DIB benefits on the Social Security account of his or her parent.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    SSI benefits may be available for disabled persons who are financially needy, but do not meet the quarters of coverage limitation. Benefits may be reduced where there are other sources of income to the disabled person.
  • SSI benefits may be available for disabled persons who are financially needy, but do not meet the quarters of coverage limitation. Benefits may be reduced where there are other sources of income to the disabled person.

Once an individual has been disabled for 24 months, he or she will be eligible for Medicare benefits. If elected, a small premium is deducted from the beneficiary's Social Security check.

Contact Attorney Andrew M. Allamian today to put his skills, experience and passion for fairness to work for you. No fee unless you recover.

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