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Illinois struggles to provide adequate disability services

If you are suffering with a disability in the state of Illinois, you may be curious about your assistance options. Did you know that less than one-third of those with developmental disabilities are employed in the country? With this in mind, it is important to examine how Illinois and other states are doing in terms of supportive services.

A recent report from United Cerebral Palsy ranks disability services in the country. The study concerns all states and the District of Columbia. The study explored each state's record in advocating independence and productivity among disabled persons. The research also looked at how each state's program is available to those who are truly in need.

Arizona, New Hampshire, California, Vermont and Oregon were the most successful states, according to the study. In general, the Northeast and West Coast excelled in providing quality services for disabled persons. Unfortunately, Mississippi did not have good stats, ranking last in the study for the seventh year in a row. Illinois ranked among the bottom five states, too.

Overall, some states outperformed others in terms of services; however, authors of the study note that there is work to do comprehensively in the nation. This means that even if Illinois rests at the bottom of the list, all 50 states should improve their efforts.

A Social Security Disability attorney can help you retain benefits

If you are interested in obtaining benefits in Illinois, you may pursue the assistance of a qualified Social Security Disability attorney in your area. With fewer services available in the state, you may benefit from superior legal assistance in your fight to retain benefits.

For example, did you know that most Social Security Disability applications are often denied the first time around? For example, if you formerly did not provide the requisite medical information that is needed for the application (documents, records, etc), your might have been denied. The good news is that if you have been turned down for assistance once before, you still have the potential to receive benefits.

If you do not get it right in your initial claim, you can apply for reconsideration. Moreover, even if you are turned down at the reconsideration level, you can pursue a hearing before an administrative law judge in Illinois.

As you can see, many roads may be traveled before you receive benefits. However, if you are struggling to get by, you deserve financial support. To learn more about the program and the application process, contact an experienced Social Security Disability attorney in your area.

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