Being unable to work because of permanent disability was not in the plan. Even so, now you face the prospect of seeking benefits that allow you to pay your bills and enjoy a reasonable quality of life. That means seeking disability benefits. Instead of trying to manage the task alone, you would do well to contact a Chicago disability attorney. Here are some of the things that the attorney can do to support you during this difficult time.

Helping You Understand the Basics of Disability Laws

Since you never expected to be in this position, the idea of learning how disability benefits work was not something that crossed your mind. Now it’s the only thing that you can think about. Unfortunately, the nuances of those laws can be confusing for someone without a background in the legal profession. That’s where help from a Chicago disability attorney makes a difference.

Your attorney can explain how disability laws work using terms that you understand. That makes it easier to determine if your present condition makes you eligible for benefits, and may even provide some idea of what sort of benefits you could receive. Armed with that information, you will be ready to prepare your application.

Providing Support With Preparing Your Application

Depending on the nature of your disability, you may be able to prepare a large portion of the application yourself. If so, that’s great. When you find the process difficult, getting help from your attorney is a good idea.

The staff can rephrase the questions and provide you with a better idea of what type of information needs to be included. That may also involve securing documents from doctors and others who can support the information that you provide. With a little luck, the application will meet all the necessary criteria and be approved on the first try.

Pleading Your Case Before a Review Board

If the application is denied, that doesn’t have to be the end of the issue. Your Chicago disability attorney can request a formal review and even represent you at the hearing. You don’t have to be present for the review, which is helpful if your physical or mental disability would make it difficult to be there. Assuming the review board agrees with your attorney, your petition for benefits will be approved.

Do you have a disability and don’t know what to do about receiving benefits. Contact the team at Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. today and arrange for a consultation. You will also find resources that help you prepare for the consultation at With help from a disability attorney, you have a good chance of receiving your benefits sooner rather than later.