Fill out this short form for a
free claim evaluation.

    Are you working now?

    What was your most recent job?

    Level of education?

    Describe your impairment

    How does it keep you from working?

    Date of birth
    City, state


    Beth Alpert & Associates

    53 W. Jackson
    Chicago, IL 60604-3607
    312-427-2611 phone
    312-427-2644 fax

    Practical advice from a Chicago disability attorney

    Having much experience as a Chicago disability attorney, I can tell you that dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a challenging endeavor. It can be hard and frustrating work, take a long time, and require extensive training and experience to become effective.

    The extent of the challenge involved in working with SSA is not readily apparent, for the initial application appears simple and SSA invites claimants to apply on their own. But pitfalls abound, and most initial applications are denied. Claimants who are unaware of how the system works are likely to give up at this point, which is a common mistake fatal to your claim.

    Instead, you should spend some time learning how SSA’s disability evaluation process works, determine if your impairment is severe enough to qualify, and speak with a knowledgeable Chicago disability attorney early on.

    To help you determine how to most effectively present your disability claim to SSA, I provide on this website:

    Because disability claims are assessed by SSA on a case-by-case basis, the information I present here can only educate you halfway. The most important information you can learn will be specific to your particular situation. For that reason, I encourage you to complete the claim evaluation form on this page so that my office may learn the facts of your case and give you advice that is specific to you and your claim.

    Alternatively, you may email or call my office at (312) 427-2611.

    I can probably save you the frustration and heartache so many applicants endure with their claims, for I have:

    • Been elected president of the largest association of disability attorneys in the country
    • Concentrated on Social Security disability law since 1983
    • Personally handled hundreds of disability cases
    • Been named the top female Social Security lawyer in Chicago

    If you need a top Chicago disability attorney, I hope to have the opportunity to help you.