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How much does bankruptcy cost in Illinois?

When you are in debt and considering your options, bankruptcy may stand out from the rest for its ability to significantly reduce your debt. Filing for bankruptcy comes with many benefits, from stopping creditor harassment to allowing you to keep certain assets. It gives you the fresh financial start you need with the opportunity to rebuild better credit quickly.

The 5 sequential steps of Social Security Disability evaluation

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits your case will generally be evaluated through a five step sequential disability evaluation process. Disability Determination Services (DDS) uses these steps to determine whether a claimant has a qualifying disability; once a determination for disability qualification is made this particular evaluation ends.

Things to keep in mind when applying for SSDI

If you intend to file for Social Security disability benefits in the St. Louis area, it is important for you to prepare yourself for the process. You might not realize it, but many first-time filers often have to file appeals to get their benefits because they receive denials on their initial applications. 

What can I expect when I apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits?

Question: I have several medical conditions that are chronic. Over the years, the symptoms have increased. My doctor is concerned that my job is making my conditions worse. After taking two different leaves of absence, he has suggested that I stop working altogether and apply for Social Security Disability benefits. What can I expect from the application process?

Debt collection in the digital age

Anyone with unpaid bills knows that debt collectors are ambitious to the point of being intrusive. Whether online, on the phone or through snail mail, they’ll contact you frequently to try to recover funds.