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December 16, 2020

Yesterday over lunch we listened to a webinar by the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives on the status of bills in congress and proposed rule changes. There were large draconian changes in the hopper under the prior administration that will now never see the light of day. They were planning to eliminate reference […]

July 27, 2020

Covid! Covid! Covid! Just like everyone else in the United States, the Social Security Administration and our office is struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Social Security Administration sent everyone home. We kept our offices open with facemask/social distancing requirements. Thankfully, none of us have been infected by the virus. Like most of our friends […]

May 20, 2020

The following is an update from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys: As a majority continue to follow stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 crisis, NACBA’s Legislative Committee with support from NACBA’s Board of Directors have been working nonstop with House and Senate staff to ensure significant bankruptcy provisions were included in […]

April 30, 2020

Written by Nancy Altman: The CARES Act was intended to provide emergency payments as quickly as possible. Yet over a month after the bill became law, those emergency payments are not yet all out the door. Even for those who’ve received them, $1200 emergency payments for eligible adults and $500 emergency payments for each eligible dependent child […]

March 20, 2020

At this time the IL Governor has issued a shelter in place order. While the courthouses are essentially closed we are still able to file electronically and telephone conferences are being held. Currently we are offering free initial consultations by telephone for both Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability. If you have a Bankruptcy hearing scheduled […]

January 13, 2020

Disability Changes in Social Security Disability: Andrew Saul became Commissioner of the Social Security Administration in June. He was appointed by Donald Trump, primarily because they attended Wharton School of Business and graduated together. He is another wealthy New Yorker Saul is well-known for opposition to the very concepts underlying the Social Security Laws. He […]

August 26, 2019

The President has signed the Haven Act into law but what does that mean for you? If you are a Veteran who is receiving VA Disability this money will no longer be used to determine your ability to repay your creditors. In order to determine if you can file for bankruptcy and which bankruptcy is right […]

August 9, 2019

Something we deal with, in regard to our bankruptcy clients, are Zombie Debt collectors. Curious about what this means and how to deal with them check out this Washington Post article: here  If you are worried about Zombie Debt collectors or are struggling to pay your creditors call one of our offices to set up a […]

July 24, 2019

Why Your Patients with Very Serious Medical Problems are being Denied Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits: We had a call recently from a physician in the area. He had referred a man he was treating for a Social Security Disability application. The doctor’s patient was a friend of his. I believe they went to […]

June 19, 2019

There are some common myths about medical bills and bankruptcy.  First, there is no such thing as a “medical bankruptcy.”  While medical bills are often the precipitating factor for while people file, a debtor must list ALL their debts when they file a bankruptcy, including those that they want to keep paying or some that […]

Nation Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
The Missoui Bar
Illinois State Bar Association