Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.
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.
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.
16860 South Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, Illinois 60477
Roger Hutchison is the former chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Social Security Law Committee. Since becoming a lawyer in 1992, he’s represented more than 2,000 Social Security disability claimants. Clients say that Roger is efficient and effective — going above and beyond to collect records, keep clients in the loop, and take the stress out of the disability application process.
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.
See how disability in Illinois compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The disability application process can be stressful, and a lawyer can help at every stage of your claim — gathering your medical records, submitting your initial paperwork, appealing if you’re rejected, and representing you at a hearing. 83% of disability applicants have representation by the hearing stage. And you’re three times as likely to win benefits when you apply with an attorney. Best of all — you don’t pay lawyers until you’re approved, and their fees are capped by law.
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.