Long term disabilities can happen unexpectedly, or they may be the result of a chronic medical condition. In either case, they can have major impacts on your health, preventing you from working or providing for yourself and your loved ones. Disability benefits can provide a lifeline in this situation, helping to ensure your financial security. The following highlights six important steps you can take to help protect your rights to these benefits.
No one expects to become disabled, but the fact is that it can happen either due to sudden injuries, illnesses or as the result of ongoing medical issues. According to statistics from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 20% of all residents in Illinois suffer some type of disability which impairs their mobility or cognitive functions. These can also impact their ability to perform certain tasks that may be required as part of their jobs.
In this situation, you may be entitled to disability benefits to offset the losses in income you suffer. To protect yourself and your rights to these benefits, it is important to take the following steps:
Disability benefits are vital to being able to provide for yourself. At Bartolic Law, we act as a strong advocate on your side, so you can get the maximum amount to which you are entitled to. Call or contact our Chicago disability benefits attorney online and request a consultation today.