The good news is that in Central Illinois the wait time for a Social Security Disability Hearing is decreasing.

After you are denied the second time you can request a hearing. This brings your Social Security case before an Administrative Law Judge.

It used to take 2 to 3 years to get a hearing in Central Illinois. This was a killer. Imagine suffering with pain, not able to work, and the government was denying your claim. No money for 2 to 3 years while you wait.

Now it is taking about 12 to 15 months to get a hearing. Not the greatest thing in the world. But much better than 2 to 3 years.

This means you need to have everything in order because your hearing will be scheduled much sooner. You need your doctors’ records, letters, and witnesses ready to go.

Concerned about your Social Security Disability hearing and what will happen? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.