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Our attorneys are available for consultations regarding updating your estate plan, government benefits, and any other issues of concern.  Although we are working remotely, we are still available to provide you with the same quality services we have provided in the past.  If you are concerned about meeting in person to sign your documents, we may be able to accomodate you with remote signing following Governor Pritzker's Executive Order. 

Please call us (312-220-9112 ext 204 or 207) or email us (info@ssvlegal.com), if you would like to schedule a telephone consultation.


Social Security Shutters All Offices in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
To protect its workers and the public during the coronavirus pandemic, the Social Security Administration has suspended face-to-face service at its field and hearings offices, although people with severe disabilities can still get appointments.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Presents Ample Reasons to Reevaluate Your Estate Plan
The coronavirus health emergency is a reminder that life is unpredictable, and it makes sense to be prepared. It may sound self-serving, but the threats to life and finances posed...
Medicare is Expanding Telehealth Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

The federal government is broadly expanding coverage of Medicare telehealth services to beneficiaries and relaxing HIPAA enforcement, which will give doctors the ability to provide more services to patients remotely. 

COVID-19 Raises Fears of Health Care Rationing, Disability Discrimination
As hospitals around the country brace for an expected surge of COVID-19 patients, the federal government has responded to fears that health care providers will begin rationing treatment and discriminate against people with disabilities.
Do Beneficiaries of Special Needs Trusts Have Rights?
The duty a trustee owes to a beneficiary is a fiduciary duty which is the highest duty the law creates for one person to another. What happens, though, if disputes arise?
Students on SSI May Be Able to Earn Extra Income Without a Benefit Reduction
With the Student Earned Income Exclusion, students on SSI may be able to earn additional income without jeopardizing their eligibility for benefits.

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