Social Security Disability FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability Cases

Do I qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

Your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits depends on many factors including your age, your medical condition and physical or mental limitations, your education, your work experience, etc.  Generally, the older an individual the more likely they are to be found “disabled.”  However, simply being older will in and of itself not qualify one for disability.  You must be off work for one year, or be expected to be off work for at least a year, before you can be found “disabled.”  Social Security is a complex area of the law and the requirements to qualify for benefits cannot be simply summarized.

Our firm will guide you through the disability process.  Generally, the person applying for benefits does so on their own through their local Social Security Administration Office.  Most people who apply are denied.

Our firm handles the appeal of any denials.  Not only do we timely file the proper appeal paperwork, but we also obtain all your medical records, analyze your employment history, obtain medical opinions from your physicians, and ultimately represent you at your hearing.

There are strict deadlines for timely filing appeals.  Thus, it is important that you call our office as soon as you received your denial letter.  Keep all your paperwork.  Our office will review your information and will determine if we can help you.

Why hire an attorney?

If you have filed for Social Security Disability you know that dealing with the federal government is a difficult and time consuming process. The Social Security Disability system is based on thousands of pages of rules and regulations. The attorneys at TuiteLaw have many years of experience dealing with these rules. They know what the Social Security Administration requires in order to award disability benefits. Your claim is too important to try and “go it alone”. And, because you only pay a fee if you are awarded benefits there is no reason not to hire an experienced attorney to assist you.

How do I contact Greg Tuite & Associates?

Call us at (815) 965-5777 or toll free at (877) 965-5777.  Email us at Or, simply stop in at 119 N. Church St., Suite 407, Rockford, IL 61101.  Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and we are open most Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Home, hospital and after hours visits are available.