Disability Benefits Lawyers Operating in the Greater Chicagoland Area

The Law Offices of Barry A. Schultz, P.C., handles a wide array of matters related to Social Security Disability benefits. We help clients in the following areas:

Applying For Benefits

We can help you understand if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We have advised and represented thousands of clients at the initial application and reconsideration levels. Our firm excels at compiling and preparing medical records to support our clients' disability claims.

Handling Denied Claims

If your claim was denied at the initial filing, reconsideration, administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing or at the Appeals Council, you may still be able to obtain disability benefits with the assistance of an experienced lawyer. If you have been denied, our firm can help you by:

  • Requesting a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ) and representing you at that hearing
  • Requesting a review from the Appeals Council — this involves filing a written argument explaining why the ALJ ruling was wrong — and representing you in that review
  • Appealing your case in federal court if appropriate — we have represented clients in thousands of cases in district courts in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, as well cases in the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

We also assist clients who have a hearing pending with or assigned to the Rockford Hearing Office (the Office of Adjudication and Review). These cases are maintained in the hearing office in Evanston, where we are located.

Overpayment Claims

Our firm represents people in Social Security Disability overpayment claims. Our extensive experience in this area includes cases involving erroneous payments, problems with trial work periods, repayment waivers and other difficulties.

Evanston Disability Claims Attorneys Operating in the Greater Chicagoland Area

Free Consultation

Our firm's Evanston disability benefits attorneys can answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights. If appropriate, we can help you pursue SSDI or SSI disability benefits, even if your claim, reconsideration or appeal was denied. Contact us for a free consultation.