Chicago Divorce Attorney Russell Knight Explains Social Security Disability Insurance in Illinois Divorce

chicago divorce attorney Russell D. Knight publishes a new article ( which explains how Social Security disability insurance works during a divorce in Illinois. The lawyer mentions that in the United States, almost everyone is expected to work. Employment has a significant impact on a divorce. Illinois law recognizes the big difference between people who choose not to work and those who cannot work.

“Social Security Disability Insurance is a United States government-provided program that provides benefits to people with disabilities and certain family members if the people with disabilities have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. . Social Security Disability Insurance should not be confused with Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Supplemental Security Income is a strictly needs-based program, depending on the income and assets of the applicant,” explains the chicago divorce attorney.

The lawyer explains that Social Security disability insurance is not social security paid by the government to people, regardless of their disability. Social Security disability insurance is given to people if the claimant cannot perform the job they were doing before; if the Social Security decides that the applicant is not able to adapt to another job; and whether the disability has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death.

Attorney Russell Knight adds that as of 2020, someone earning around $1,260 a month will not be considered disabled. The average Social Security disability insurance benefit is about $1,200 per month. Disability insurance will also pay an additional payment to the disabled person if they have children under the age of 18.

In the article, attorney Knight explains that each recipient of Social Security disability insurance with children under 18 will receive an additional amount for their children. The parent who has primary custody of the children can then order the Social Security office to take that child’s share.

According to the divorce attorney, “Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are awarded based on the level of disability and payments to the Social Security system through Social Security contributions. Social Security does not does not consider a person’s assets when assigning Social Security disability income.

Finally, the attorney stresses the importance of having a qualified attorney when dealing with issues such as asset division and child custody as well as Social Security disability insurance benefits. Having an experienced attorney may be able to help the client understand their rights and ensure they receive what is meant to be for them.

About Russell Knight Law Firm

Russell D. Knight Law Firm was established in 2009 by divorce attorney Russell D. Knight. The lawyer’s love for family law is demonstrated by the many articles written personally by the lawyer. Russell is a licensed attorney throughout Florida and Illinois. The attorney has a bi-state legal practice and employs an entire team of paralegals and attorneys in both states of Chicago, Illinois, and Naples, Florida. Contact them today at (773) 334-6311.


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