It usually takes a long time to get Social Security Disability.

This means that you have to survive while waiting for a decision.

Many people file for unemployment after they can no longer work.

Some Social Security Judges will use this against you.

The Judge will ask you if you were able to work since you tell the Department of Employment Security that you are seeking work when they pay you.

In response you may be able to tell the Social Security Judge that you thought you could work part time, or that you were struggling with your pain but were willing to try to work.

The key is to explain how you were feeling at the time.

Questions about your Social Security Disability case and the best way to prepare your case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.