July 2011


The President and Congress stare down each other over the debt ceiling. If the Social Security checks do not go out, the politicians should not show up the next day. Read article here.

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The Administrative Law Judge is key to your Social Security Disability case.

For the most part, the Judge controls your fate. You may appeal if denied, however, your chances of winning on appeal are very low.

Whether the Judge is nice or not does not matter.

She is looking for certain things to help her decide your case.

Such as what does your doctor say about your symptoms, restrictions, and limitations.

What kind of work you did in the past 15 years.

What is your age?

What is your education?

What you do each day?

The Administrative Law Judge must decide what type of work you can perform.

The other thing is that you are stuck with the Judge you are assigned. There is no Judge shopping.

The best thing you can do is be ready for the type of questions the Judge will ask.

Questions about what the Social Security Judge will ask you at your hearing? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

The debt ceiling talks may endanger August Social Security checks. Click here to read article.


Social Security Disability or Title II is an insurance program.

You pay into the program from your paychecks each pay period.

Just like Social Security Retirement.

So if you become sick or injured and can no longer work you may be able to get paid a monthly benefit.

It is not a welfare program.

The welfare program is SSI.

Do not let anyone tell you that people are ripping off the government when they are on Social Security Disability.

Because it is your money that you have paid in over your work career.

The amount people receive for Social Security Disability varies because the amount you pay is different over your lifetime.

However, you must still prove you are disabled to be eligible to get your monthly payments.

Questions about whether you can get Social Security Disability? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Sex offender schemes to keep receiving Social Security Benefits while in jail. Click here to read Chicago newspaper article.

Good story about Medicare and how crazy it is. Click here to read St. Louis article.


Just a friendly reminder about using a lawyer to represent you in your Social Security Disability case.

There are no upfront fees.

There are no hourly fees.

There are no fees on your monthly Social Security Disability check once you start getting it.

The only way you pay an attorney fee is if you win and there are back benefits.

The law says that you only pay 25% of your back benefits for attorney fees.

The remaining 75% is yours, and Social Security pays this to you directly.

This is a federal law so all lawyers have to follow it.

The ease and limit on the fees makes it very easy and smart to use a Social Security lawyer.

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

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