January 2011

Interesting site for Social Security News. Click this link


A Lawyer who is experienced in Social Security law can help you in several ways.

The lawyer understands how the process works, and will guide you through it.

The lawyer understands the records the judge wants to see, and will help you get the proper medical information.

The lawyer knows the questions the judge will ask, and will help you prepare to answer the questions.

The lawyer knows why the judge is asking the vocational expert certain questions, and will ask the right questions of the vocational expert.

The lawyer will get you ready for the hearing so that you have the best chance of winning Social Security Disability benefits.

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

Article discussing concerns about potential abuses of Children’s SSI. Click this link

This article discusses Children’s SSI and what some see as a potential for abuse. Click this link

Let’s start with the basics of what you are applying for when you seek Social Security Disability.

Social Security Disability benefits are not welfare.

When you are paid the Federal Government deducts taxes for Social Security and Medicare.

This money is used to eventually pay you Social Security Retirement and Medicare benefits.

Another part of Social Security is that if you become disabled or unable to work you may be eligible for Social Security Disability.

Most people receive an annual report from Social Security. It is a a green and white newsletter that shows your wages over the years, and amounts you will receive if you retire at certain ages. It also includes death benefits and benefits for disability.

Social Security Disability is part of what you have paid into the system over the years you have worked.

It can be accessed if you meet certain medical requirements.

Questions about Social Security Disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Age certainly is important in whether you get Social Security Disability.

Once you turn 50 years of age the requirements are not as strict for being found disabled.


Social Security has set its rules to arbitrarily make it easier for those 50 years and above.

The theory is that as we age it becomes more difficult for us to adjust to changes in work environment, and certain limitations make it harder to perform different types of jobs.

This does not mean that you cannot win your disability case if you are under 50 years of age.

In fact, many people under 50 years of age are found disabled. You just need to know what the rules require and what Social Security is looking for.

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

One of the most important things about winning your Social Security Disability case is that you become eligible for Medicare.

Medicare is very important because you will have access to medical care for the rest of your life.

However, you are not eligible immediately.

The rule is that approximately 30 months after your onset date your Medicare kicks in.

For example, if you applied for Social Security Disability in January 2009 and the Administrative Law Judge found you disabled with an onset date of March 2009 then you will be Medicare eligible in September 2011.

Questions about Medicare and how to win your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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