Joliet Social Security Disability Resources

If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability in Joliet, there are a few things you need to consider. In order to qualify for social security disability insurance, you will have to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you have an impairment (physical or mental) that either renders you permanently disabled or prohibits you from working for at least 12 consecutive months. The SSA considers you a disabled worker if you are unable to participate in an activity in which you could earn $1,260 per month. When determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability in Joliet, the SSA will assess not only whether your medical or mental condition keeps you from performing the duties of your past job, but also whether your condition would keep you from securing work in another field.

In Illinois, only about 29% of initial Social Security Disability claims are awarded. In order to improve your chances of winning your Joliet SSD case, you must be able to provide sound medical evidence that your injury qualifies as a disability under the Social Security Act. If you apply for SSD benefits and your application is denied, you can appeal the decision. If your appeal is also denied, you can request that your Joliet Social Security Disability case be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Orland Park hearing office. By the end of 2011, 43.6% of all Social Security Disability cases that went before an Orland Park ALJ were awarded.

Joliet Health Resources

Making sure you are receiving regular treatment from a licensed health care professional will go a long way toward proving your claim to be disabled. In the event you are uninsured or underinsured and in need of information on free and reduced-cost health care, there are health resources in Joliet to assist you.

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic
213 East Cass Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 726-3377

Community Health Center
1106 Neal Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 727-8670

Christian Youth Center
1110 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433

Health & Wellness Center
John C. Murphy Building
311 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 774-9037

Joliet Mental Health Resources

If your injury is the result of a mental illness that keeps you from being able to perform the essential duties of a job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. You must get care from a licensed mental health professional.

Summit Center for Mental Health
3033 West Jefferson Street #107
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 773-0772

Community Solutions
2-24 W Cass Ave, Lower Level, Suite 4W
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-2830

Mid-American Psychological Institute
1415 Maple Road
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 735-0732

Joliet Supplemental Social Security Benefits

The state of Illinois administers and pays supplemental SSI benefits to individuals approved for federal benefits under either SSDI or SSI. You may qualify to receive state benefits in addition to what you receive from the federal government. Currently, the federal rate is $783 for an independent individual and $1,175 for a couple. To apply for Supplemental Security Income contact the Joliet Social Security office.

When to Find a Joliet Social Security Disability Attorney

Less than 30% of the Social Security cases filed in the state of Illinois are awarded. Of those that are denied, less than 10% of appeals are subsequently awarded. You have the right to hire a Joliet Social Security attorney at any point during the determination process. More often than not, people don’t seek professional counsel until after their disability claim has been denied.

Illinois Social Security Disability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from past due benefits or through a fee petition. The maximum an attorney can collect is $6,000. If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Joliet disability attorney.