May 2011


What are the odds that a Social Security Disability Judge would approve every case? Click here to read the article.

Click here to read about a husband who kept his dead wife in the freezer so her Social Security benefits would continue.

Click here for Article. They will do anything to get your Social Security number.


You do not need a lawyer to apply for Social Security Disability.

Does a having a lawyer increase your chances of being found disabled?

Social Security pays more attention to your case if you have an attorney because they know someone is watching them.

A Social Security Lawyer knows what the Judge and the Social Security Administration is looking for.

An Attorney knows what questions the Judge is going to ask you.

A Lawyer knows what questions to ask the vocational expert.

You only pay the lawyer if you win your case and if you have back benefits. The lawyer is never paid out of your monthly check once it starts.

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

Rhode Island’s experience is probably similar to the rest of the country. More people are getting Social Security Disability benefits. Click here to read.


It is not over if you lose your Social Security Disability Case before the Administrative Law Judge.

You may appeal the decision to the Social Security Appeals Council.

The Appeals Council reviews the transcript and all the evidence, including written arguments. You do not testify before the Appeals Council.

The Appeals Council can take anywhere from 2 months to 1 year to review the appeal.

The Appeals Council has the option to uphold the Social Security Judge’s decision, reverse it, or remand your case for another hearing.

Most of the time the Appeals Council will agree with the Judge. Rarely will it overturn the Judge. They occasionally return your Social Security Disability case for more evidence.

You have the right to appeal to Federal Court, however, it is difficult to win these cases at the District Court level.

You may always file a new application for Social Security Disability benefits. It seems like Social Security will take a closer and more favorable look when a reapplication is filed.

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

Click here to read report about latest Social Security projections.

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