It takes close to 2 years to get from Application stage to a hearing before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge.

This is an incredibly long time to wait for someone who is disabled and cannot work.

The statistics show a large number of Social Security Disability filings across the nation. That combined with a limited number of Social Security Judges and employees who prepare the cases for trial results in long waits.

There is some good news. In Central Illinois, the waiting time has been reduced some 6 to 12 months over the last year.

The best thing you can do is know exactly what the Social Security Disability Judges are looking for when your case is ready for hearing.

Got questions about Social Security Disability? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.