Social Security Disability

Who We Help

Uptown People’s Law Center represents disabled adults seeking Social Security disability insurance benefits in the metropolitan Chicago area. 

How We Help

UPLC advocates for clients at the initial application, reconsideration and hearing levels. Our staff will ensure the Social Security Administration has all necessary information in order to make their determination, including your complete medical record.

The Application Process: 

  1. At the application and reconsideration level, we will guide you through the process, keeping track of your deadlines and assisting you in the completion of the Administration’s many forms.
  2. If your case reaches the hearing level, our staff will obtain any additional evidence, review your complete medical record, and write a memorandum for the judge detailing your health problems and why you cannot work.
  3. We will prepare you for the hearing, including advising you what to expect and go over your testimony.
  4. At the hearing, your representative will be prepared to cross-examine the medical and/or vocational experts, advise the judge of applicable law and cite to your medical records.
  5. Our staff will follow up on your case and provide an exit interview to discuss our work throughout the process.

For additional information on our services, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or give us a call at 773-769-1411. Please note that UPLC does not represent individuals in criminal cases. 

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