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Social Security Disability Attorney in Rockford Illinois
Social Security pays benefits to people who cannot work because they have a disabling medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death. Federal law provides a very strict definition of disability. While some private insurance gives money to people with partial disability or short-term disability, Social Security does not. Because the process from application to decision can take many months you should apply for benefits with Social Security as soon as you become disabled.
Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security disability insurance program (DIB) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The DIB program pays benefits who have paid into the system with payroll taxes. The SSI program is a needs based program and does not require a work history.
The lawyers at Tuite Law are available to handle Social Security Disability cases throughout the region. Unlike some law firms or non-attorney organizations, we ensure that a lawyer will represent you at your hearing. Social Security hearings are complex legal proceedings that are presided over by a judge and often involve testimony from doctors and vocational experts.
Our representation in Social Security Disability and SSI claims are handled on a “contingency fee” basis. We don’t charge a fee unless we are successful in obtaining benefits for you.
The first consultation with our office is free.