Disability lawyers in Chicago

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Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.

Disability lawyers or representatives near Chicago

Here are just a few of our high-quality, professionally vetted lawyers and non-attorney representatives who serve your area. Take our quiz, and you’ll be connected to the perfect firm for your case.

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Daley Disability Law

4256 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, Illinois 50513


Daley Disability is a boutique firm with three attorneys — and all three of them work on each clients’ case. The firm was founded in 1973 and they have a combined 50 years of legal experience. Our clients appreciate how sharp, knowledgeable, and responsive the Daley team is.

Jeffrey Rabin & Associates, Ltd.

111 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604


Jeffrey Rabin & Associates has been helping clients with SSDI exclusively since 1991—making them one of the first firms in Chicago to specialize in the field. Clients appreciate that their team listens well, moves quickly, stays available for questions.

The Law Offices of Stacey J. Dembo

33 N. Dearborn St., Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois 60602


Stacey has been practicing disability law since 2008. She's handled over 1,000 cases, and because of that experience, understands which evidence and arguments are most successful with judges. Clients tell us that Stacey is available, approachable, and attentive to their needs and questions.

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How Illinois stacks up

See how disability in Illinois compares to the rest of the country.

302,129

residents on disability

$180,000

average lifetime payout

15

mo. average time to hearing

This hearing wait time is about average. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.


$1,373

average monthly benefit

This is slightly more than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on the amount you've paid in taxes to the SSA.


$3,627

max monthly benefit

The maximum monthly SSDI benefit is the same for everyone, regardless of your location or condition. It's adjusted regularly for the cost of living.


60%

application denial rate

This is lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.


51%

case denial rate

This is slightly higher than the national average. A lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, cross-examine witnesses from the state, and significantly improve your chances approval.

SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

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SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

Applying for SSDI in Illinois The SSDI application process is complex — but being approved for benefits can be life-changing. Successful applicants receive monthly payments and Medicare — usually for the rest of their lives. A great lawyer is by your side every step of the way — reducing stress and improving your chances of approval. They’ll help you gather the right medical evidence, submit your application, and, if necessary, prepare you for your hearing. Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell which lawyers are the most effective — and which firm is right for your specific situation. Atticus takes the hard work, and the guesswork, out of the process — vetting top disability lawyers nationwide and matching you one-to-one with the best attorney for you.

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FAQs about disability

Do I need a disability lawyer in Illinois?

You're three times as likely to win benefits with a disability lawyer, and 83% of applicants have legal representation at the hearing stage. While there are some exceptions (e.g. individuals with terminal conditions), working with a disabiltiy lawyer is useful for almost everyone. They make it easier to apply, improve your odds of approval, and charge nothing until you win.

How much do disability lawyers charge in Illinois?

Disability lawyers cost nothing until you win. Once you're approved, they'll take 25% of your first check (capped at a maximum of $7,200). These limits are set by law, nationwide, so lawyers can never charge you more for working with Atticus.

How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?

Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet disabiltiy firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute disability quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.

Conditions that qualify for SSDI and SSI in Chicago

Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis

Back Pain

Brain Tumors

Client reviews
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“I needed an SSDI lawyer, I contacted this company they took all my information online. It was simple and easy and with in 24 hours they found me a lawyer for my needs.”
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“I needed an SSDI lawyer, I contacted this company they took all my information online. It was simple and easy and with in 24 hours they found me a lawyer for my needs.”
Meryl A.
“I felt taken care of within seconds. Plus the fact that we can communicate through text messaging is super nice.”
Kelly C
“I think EVERYONE should start here and best of all... it's free (best thing I ever got for free)”
Mario G
“Within 2 min I got a call. They were so kind and got me going in the right direction. Great people indeed.”
Deidre L
“Atticus has been amazing with helping me obtain a lawyer to start my disability case...Thank you Atticus for all of your help during this time...”
Stephanie B.
“Atticus was super easy, fast and FREE. Got me a lawyer within 48 hours without having to...spend hours at a time doing consultations... Highly recommend!”
Ashley C.
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