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Social Security Disability Lawyer

Downers Grove Disability lawyer Mary L. Collins runs a different kind of law practice…

one where she seeks to know each of her clients on a personal level. She truly cares about the struggles they face. Ms. Collins represents disabled children, their families and adults to help them receive the maximum amount of benefits and services to which they are entitled under law. She helps families plan for their disabled children or young adults to maximize their benefits. She explains and drafts special needs trusts (supplemental needs trusts) to protect the disabled family member in their receipt of governmental benefits. She explains the importance of a Will or Trust in making sure you provide for your family in the manner you know is best.

A member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives, Mary L. Collins assists clients with Social Security Disability or SSI claims at all levels from initial application to the Administrative Hearing. There is no fee paid unless we win your claim. You may fill out the attached application for information on your disability claim.

Mary L. Collins offers consultations on how to protect and proceed with your disabled son or daughter as they transition to adulthood. She can explain important information so that your child is not foreclosed from benefits he/she might be eligible for. She can prepare and organize the medical evidence to support your 18 year olds application for SSI.

Special Needs Trusts are important in planning your estate and in putting aside money for your disabled child’s needs in their life. If the money being put away is your money or someone’s money OTHER than the disabled person, this is called a Third Party Trust. She can help you understand the regulations on disclosure of these trusts to Social Security and how to manage the money so as to avoid losing disability benefits for your child.

Everybody should review how they have provided for their family and/or friends in the event of a death. Whether a Will, a Trust or another device works to provide this assurance to you is a personal matter. She can go over the options with you. She can explain the consequence of your passing without an instrument to control the passage of your assets. She offers reasonably priced Wills and Trusts and will make sure you understand what the instruments are meant to do.

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