Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

At each stage of your life, my Social Security is for you. Your personal online my Social Security account is a valuable source of information beginning in your working years and continuing throughout the time you receive Social Security benefits. Create an account to If you are currently receiving benefits, you can check your benefit and payment information and your earnings record. If you are still working, use this tool to estimate your retirement, disability, and survivors benefits.

Listed in: Job Transitions and Budgeting & Planning

The financial ramifications of a denied disability claim can be overwhelming. Without a way to generate an income, disability applicants who do not plan properly may face a serious financial crisis before the appeal process can be completed. If you plan on applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important that you plan ahead to prevent undue financial stress should you need to wait months or years while pursuing your claim through the SSA's Social Security Disability appeal process.  Be sure to also check out the Disability Resources page.

Listed in: Disability and Budgeting & Planning

American Bar Association

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill

The onset of a serious illness or injury can affect much more than a person’s health. Knowing what steps to take to get your financial and legal affairs in order is often vitally important not only to you, but to your loved ones.

This guide provides you information on several steps to consider if you face serious illness or injury.  Specifically, this guide explains “seven key steps” in short and simple terms and provides tips and resource links that will give you much more detailed information on topics such as.Patient Rights, Healthcare Decisions and Employment

Listed in: Budgeting & Planning, Basics, and Estate & Special Needs Planning

Protected Tomorrows

103 Schelter Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 522-8086

Protected Tomorrows is an advocacy firm that helps those with disabilities navigate their way through a comprehensive life planning process. Protected Tomorrows is able to provide individuals and families in developing special needs care plans. The organization's areas of expertise include: education planning, residential care planning, financial and legal issues, and application for employment and government benefits including SSDI and / or SSI. Fees are individually assessed depending on the complexity of the case and services requested.
Listed in: Budgeting & Planning and Estate & Special Needs Planning
Twenty government agencies are represented on this Web site and work together to promote financial literacy and education. This Web site considers finances from a developmental perspective, recognizing the impact of various life stages (birth of a child, marriage, death of a loved one, etc.). Checklists, calculators, and worksheets are also provided to help people make informed financial decisions.
Listed in: Budgeting & Planning

Financial Planning Association

4100 E. Mississippi Avenue, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80246
(800) 322-4237

The Financial Planning Association Web site provides a wide variety of resources (articles, worksheets, guides, webinars, etc.) designed to help individuals understand the importance of financial planning and the value of obtaining sound advice from a financial planning professional. Special sections related to saving for college, estate planning, and long-term care for loved ones are also provided.
Listed in: Budgeting & Planning and Estate & Special Needs Planning


300 Allsup Place
Belleville, IL 62223
(800) 854-1418

Allsup is a disability representation firm that provides assistance in filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Allsup also provides financial guidance and help with tax planning, managing healthcare costs and selecting Medicare options, in addition to offering many money management and planning calculators.

Listed in: Disability, Budgeting & Planning, Bankruptcy, and Estate & Special Needs Planning

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