When to File for Social Security Disability Benefits | Horn & Kelley

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Attorney Consulting with Clients, Horn & KelleyWhen you are unable to work and provide for your future, it can be incredibly stressful. While Social Security Disability Benefits are designed to provide for people in that exact situation, there may be a larger gray area involved than you realize. Many people are concerned about being denied, so they may hesitate to file their initial application.

If you wait too long, however, you may lose benefits. Striking the proper balance can be a difficult challenge, but you need to make sure you’re focused on your needs and that you’re taking every possible step for your own security.

Below, you’ll find a guide to some factors you should keep in mind when deciding whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. Knowing all the variables can help you make the right decision for yourself and your family and can help you be confident in that choice.

Social Security Disability Appeals Council: Frequently Asked Questions

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Approximately 8.8 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits each year. If you’ve recently applied for disability benefits and were denied, you’re not alone. Only about one-third of Social Security Disability claims are approved after the initial application.

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If you are denied, the first step is filing an appeal, a request for the reconsideration. If this is denied you must file a Request for Hearing. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, if the Administrative Law Judge denied your claim, you still have options: going to the Appeals Council.

Appealing your case to the Appeals Council can be a confusing process. If you’re at this step and aren’t sure how to proceed, here are a few frequently asked questions you might have.

What Is the Appeals Council?

After your appeal is denied by an Administrative Law Judge, you can ask to have your case looked at by the Appeals Council. The Appeals Council will take a thorough look at the judge’s decision, and based upon any evidence that you submitted during your claim, they will determine if the original ruling should stand, or if there was an error in your case.

You have 60 days after the Administrative Law Judge denied your claim to file an appeal with the Appeals Council.

Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefits

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Back painBack pain is extremely common, especially among middle-aged and senior citizens. While most people can function despite their pain, especially with medical treatment and healthy lifestyle choices, others find their pain disabling and cannot work.

The Social Security Administration receives many applications for Social Security Disability for back pain, but it only approves a few of them. Learn what conditions qualify you for benefits and how you can present the strongest case on your application. As always, you’ll get the best results if you both inform yourself and rely on the advice of an experienced lawyer.

What Causes Back Pain?

If you have back pain, your first chore is to figure out what is causing it. That way, you can attempt to treat it, and if that fails, you can apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Many people experience back pain simply as a result of getting older. As people age, their bones and connective tissue wear down, causing pain. However, not all back pain is a result of aging, and even if it is, not all back pain can be dealt with without specialized help from doctors and financial help from organizations like the Social Security Administration.

Fibromyalgia and Social Security

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Man with Lower Back PainApplying for Social Security disability benefits is difficult at the best of times, but when you need help because your fibromyalgia is incapacitating, proving you are disabled can be particularly difficult because doctors don’t yet have a completely objective way to establish the presence or severity of the condition.

Fortunately, when you know how the application process works and follow the guidance of professionals, you can chart a path that is more likely to lead to success and relief.

How Chronic Illness Impacts Your Social Security Disability Application

Written by John Horn. Posted in Uncategorized

Chronic-Illness-Social-SecurityIf you have a chronic illness, you’re familiar with the ups and downs of your daily life. Many people who are chronically ill get used to living with both bad days and good days, and they try to function as well as possible despite the recurring symptoms.

However, sometimes a chronic illness gets so out of control that there are no longer good days, or they are few and far between. If your illness prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. You can talk to a lawyer from Horn & Kelley, PC Attorneys at Law, to see if you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

4 Common Myths And Misconceptions About Social Security Disability

Written by John Horn. Posted in Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

Social Security disability signIf you’ve recently been seriously injured, are suffering from a devastating illness, or cannot work for any other number of reasons, you might be considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Unfortunately, there are several common myths and misconceptions you’ve probably heard about the application process and your odds of approval that could keep you from getting the benefits you’re entitled to. Here are a few of the most common and pervasive myths about Social Security Disability benefits.

Chicago Ridge Disability Case Won By Horn & Kelley

Written by John Horn. Posted in Cases Won, Claims Won, Law Office News, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

National Leaders in Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Lawyer John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, P.C., just won another social security disability case, this one at the hearing level, step three of the Social Security Disability process.  Our client was a fifty-six year old Chicago Ridge disability applicant who suffered from hearing loss, a speech impediment and arthritic hands and knees. We have represented many other Chicago Ridge disability claimants successfully.

St. John Disability Claimant Wins With Horn & Kelley

Written by John Horn. Posted in Cases Won, Claims Won, Law Office News, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

National Leaders in Social Security Disability Law

Attorney John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, PC, just won another social security disability case, this one at application level, step one of the Social Security Disability process, in less than two months.  His client was a fifty-nine year old St. John disability applicant with lumbar fusion, high blood pressure, partial knee replacement, and tingling in leg from back.  We have represented many other St. John disability claimants successfully.

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Do not make the same mistake so many others have, call us before you file. We can handle your claim from the very beginning.  A St. John disability applicant would ordinarily make an appointment at our Highland, Indiana office.  We apply for St. John disability claimants by filing online.  Applications for social security disability benefits have a seventy percent chance of being denied.  Then it is necessary to file an appeal called reconsideration.  We request reconsideration for St. John disability applicants by filing their appeals online.  Most claims are denied at reconsideration.  Then it is necessary to file another appeal requesting a hearing by an administrative law judge.  We request hearings for St. John disability applicants by filing online.  Many claims are won at the hearing level, but if you do not win, an appeal must be filed with the Appeals Council.  Like everyone else who appeals to the Appeals Council, St. John disability applicants file their appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, by fax or mail.  The Appeals Council denies eight out of ten appeals.  Social Security used to allow sixty-five percent of claims overall, but now it is allowing only forty percent of claims.  We aim to win every claim without a hearing, but Social Security is just a big insurance company, and like any other insurance company, it only wants to take in premiums and not pay benefits.  That means you need a Social Security Disability Lawyer who will if necessary take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals, or even the United States Supreme Court.  St. John disability applicants file suit against Social Security in the United States District Court in Hammond.  If St. John disability applicants do not win in the District Court, they appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

No Fee Unless We Win

When you apply for social security disability, make sure you hire a local fighter, a lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals if necessary.  You have at least a fifty percent better chance of winning with a fighting lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals or even the United States Supreme Court.  Visit our website at www.johnehornattorney.com.  We are national leaders in social security disability law with more cases published in the Forum of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives than anyone else in the country for the last two years.  We show other lawyers how to win.  Horn & Kelley won nine of ten decisions in 2014 in the U. S. District Court and two out of two decisions in the U. S. Court of Appeals in 2014.  We have represented many St. John disability applicants.

Horn & Kelley, St. John Disability Lawyers

Lawyers for
St. John Disability Applicants, John E. Horn & H. Elizabeth Kelley

Horn & Kelley are attorneys who represent people on disability claims at every level in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and nationwide.  Horn & Kelley has offices in Chicago, Tinley Park, and La Grange, Illinois, as well as Highland, Indiana.  Their Chicago office serves Southwest Chicago.  Their Tinley Park office serves Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs.  Their LaGrange office serves Chicago’s west suburbs.  Their Highland office serves Northwest Indiana, including St. John disability applicants.  We have represented more than 5,000 clients in the past twenty-five years, including clients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  We can represent you in any state or territory.  If you are a St. John disability applicant, get a free evaluation of your social security disability claim and call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297.  Horn & Kelley practice only in the field of Social Security Disability.

Follow Horn & Kelley on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw and like us on Facebook.

Westchester Disability Claimant Wins With Horn & Kelley

Written by John Horn. Posted in Cases Won, Claims Won, Law Office News, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

National Leaders in Social Security Disability Law

Attorney John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, PC, just won another Social Security Disability case, this one at reconsideration, step two of the Social Security Disability process.  His client was a fifty-one year old Westchester disability applicant with spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, neck pain, shoulder pain, and fingers numb.  We have represented many other Westchester disability claimants successfully.

We Can Handle Westchester Disability Claims at All Levels

Do not make the same mistake so many others have, call us before you file. We can handle your claim from the very beginning.  A Westchester disability applicant would ordinarily make an appointment with us at our LaGrange office.  We apply for Westchester disability claimants by filing online.  Applications for social security disability benefits have a seventy percent chance of being denied.  Then it is necessary to file an appeal called reconsideration.  We request reconsideration for Westchester disability applicants by filing their appeals online.  Most claims are denied at reconsideration.  Then it is necessary to file another appeal requesting a hearing by an administrative law judge.  We request hearings for Westchester disability applicants by filing online.  Many claims are won at the hearing level, but if you do not win, an appeal must be filed with the Appeals Council.  Like everyone else who appeals to the Appeals Council, Westchester disability applicants file their appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, by fax or mail.  The Appeals Council denies eight out of ten appeals.  Social Security used to allow sixty-five percent of claims overall, but now it is allowing only forty percent of claims.  We aim to win every claim without a hearing, but Social Security is just a big insurance company, and like any other insurance company, it only wants to take in premiums and not pay benefits.  That means you need a Social Security Disability Lawyer who will if necessary take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals, or even the United States Supreme Court.  Westchester disability applicants file suit against Social Security in the United States District Court in Chicago.  If Westchester disability applicants do not win in the District Court, they appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

Free Consultation, No Fee Unless We Win

When you apply for social security disability, make sure you hire a local fighter, a lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals if necessary.  You have at least a fifty percent better chance of winning with a fighting lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals or even the United States Supreme Court.  Visit our website at www.johnehornattorney.com. We are national leaders in social security disability law with more cases published in the Forum of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives than anyone else in the country for the last three years.  We show other lawyers how to win.  Horn & Kelley won nine of ten decisions in 2014 in the U. S. District Court and two out of two decisions in the U. S. Court of Appeals in 2014.  We have represented many Westchester disability applicants.

Horn & Kelley,Westchester Disability Lawyers

Lawyers for
Westchester Disability Applicants, John E. Horn & H. Elizabeth Kelley

Horn & Kelley are lawyers who represents disability claimants at every level in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and nationwide.  Horn & Kelley has offices in Chicago, Tinley Park, and La Grange, Illinois, as well as Highland, Indiana.  Their Chicago office serves Southwest Chicago.  Their Tinley Park office serves Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs.  Their LaGrange office serves Chicago’s west suburbs, including Westchester disability applicants.  Their Highland office serves Northwest Indiana.  We have represented more than 5,000 clients in the past twenty-five years, including clients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  We can represent you in any state or territory.  If you are a Westchester disability applicant, get a free evaluation of your social security disability claim and call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297.  Horn & Kelley practice law only in the field of Social Security Disability.

Follow Horn & Kelley on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw and like us on Facebook.

Chicago Disability Claimant Wins With Horn & Kelley

Written by John Horn. Posted in Cases Won, Claims Won, Law Office News, Mental Illness, Social Security Disability, Uncategorized

National Leaders in Social Security Disability Law

Attorney John E. Horn of the law firm of Horn & Kelley, PC, just won another Social Security Disability case, this one at application, step one of the Social Security Disability process, in four months.  His client was a fifty-five year old Chicago disability applicant with COPD, on oxygen, eczema, Crohn’s disease, high blood pressure, depression, and suicide attempts.  We have represented many other Chicago disability claimants successfully.

We Can Handle Chicago Disability Claims at All Levels

Do not make the same mistake so many others have, call us before you file. We can handle your claim from the very beginning.  A Chicago disability applicant would ordinarily make an appointment with us at our LaGrange office.  We apply for Chicago disability claimants by filing online.  Applications for social security disability benefits have a seventy percent chance of being denied.  Then it is necessary to file an appeal called reconsideration.  We request reconsideration for Chicago disability applicants by filing their appeals online.  Most claims are denied at reconsideration.  Then it is necessary to file another appeal requesting a hearing by an administrative law judge.  We request hearings for Chicago disability applicants by filing online.  Many claims are won at the hearing level, but if you do not win, an appeal must be filed with the Appeals Council.  Like everyone else who appeals to the Appeals Council, Chicago disability applicants file their appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, by fax or mail.  The Appeals Council denies eight out of ten appeals.  Social Security used to allow sixty-five percent of claims overall, but now it is allowing only forty percent of claims.  We aim to win every claim without a hearing, but Social Security is just a big insurance company, and like any other insurance company, it only wants to take in premiums and not pay benefits.  That means you need a Social Security Disability Lawyer who will if necessary take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals, or even the United States Supreme Court.  Chicago disability applicants file suit against Social Security in the United States District Court in Chicago.  If Chicago disability applicants do not win in the District Court, they appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

Free Consultation, No Fee Unless We Win

When you apply for social security disability, make sure you hire a local fighter, a lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court or United States Court of Appeals if necessary.  You have at least a fifty percent better chance of winning with a fighting lawyer who can take your case to the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals or even the United States Supreme Court.  Visit our website at www.johnehornattorney.com. We are national leaders in social security disability law with more cases published in the Forum of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives than anyone else in the country for the last three years.  We show other lawyers how to win.  Horn & Kelley won nine of ten decisions in 2014 in the U. S. District Court and two out of two decisions in the U. S. Court of Appeals in 2014.  We have represented many Chicago disability applicants.

Horn & Kelley,Chicago Disability Lawyers

Lawyers for
Chicago Disability Applicants, John E. Horn & H. Elizabeth Kelley

Horn & Kelley are lawyers who represents disability claimants at every level in Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, and nationwide.  Horn & Kelley has offices in Chicago, Tinley Park, and La Grange, Illinois, as well as Highland, Indiana.  Their Chicago office serves Southwest Chicago.  Their Tinley Park office serves Chicago’s south and southwest suburbs.  Their LaGrange office serves Chicago’s west suburbs, including Chicago disability applicants.  Their Highland office serves Northwest Indiana.  We have represented more than 5,000 clients in the past twenty-five years, including clients in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.  We can represent you in any state or territory.  If you are a Chicago disability applicant, get a free evaluation of your social security disability claim and call Horn & Kelley at 888-921-5297.  Horn & Kelley practice law only in the field of Social Security Disability.

Follow Horn & Kelley on Twitter @HornKelleyLaw and like us on Facebook.

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