Evanston Disability Appeal Lawyers Operating in the Greater Chicagoland Area

Being rejected for Social Security benefits is frustrating, but it is also normal. Approximately 70 percent of Social Security Disability applicants in Illinois are denied benefits at the initial application stage, and close to 90 percent are denied at the subsequent review stage. These estimates include disabled applicants who clearly meet criteria for benefits.

If your claim was denied at the initial filing, reconsideration, administrative law judge (ALJ) or by the Appeals Council, you may still have an excellent chance of obtaining disability benefits. With the help of a lawyer with extensive knowledge of the rules and processes involved, you may still be able to obtain the benefits for which you qualify.

We Represent People Who Have Been Denied Benefits

At The Law Offices of Barry A. Schultz, P.C., we advise and represent people who have been denied disability benefits. With 25 years of experience and hundreds of successful cases to our credit, we may be able to help you by:

  • Preparing proper medical documentation and completing paperwork
  • Preparing a reconsideration request in the case of denied initial claims
  • Representing you in ALJ hearings — we have represented thousands of claimants at this level
  • Representing you before the Appeals Council
  • Representing you in federal court if your case was turned down by the Appeals Council

What About Fees?

Our firm works on a contingency basis for clients who are seeking benefits. If we represent you and you are awarded benefits, our fee will be a percentage of retroactive benefits received in the future, not an out-of-pocket expense. If you are appealing the termination of benefits or an overpayment claim, there may be a charge for our services.

Evanston Disability Denial Attorneys Operating in the Greater Chicagoland Area

Free Consultation

Was your Social Security claim denied? Our Evanston disability appeal attorneys can help you understand your options for continuing your pursuit of benefits. We have handled thousands of cases involving denied SSDI and SSI disability claims. Contact us for a free consultation.