Disability Determination ServicesThe determination services are the first step for citizens of Illinois in seeking SSDI and SSI.
- Social Security Disability Insurance can pay benefits to an individual and a family member if all social security taxes to date have been paid before an application was filed. The Social Security Administration (SSA) closely monitors all medical conditions and approves applications based on authentic medical records.
- To receive a supplementary security income, an individual should be either aged 65 or older, be disabled, or blind. For adults, disability means the inability to do a gainful activity, a condition that may result in death, or a constant condition that has lasted for a period of at least 12 months. For children, a disability means functional limitations, a condition that can result in death, or a condition that has lasted for at least 12 months. Additionally, SSI of up to $3,000 is only available to those who have limited income, or limited resources to cover basic needs,