October 2011


PolicyNet/Instructions Updates/EM-11065: Early Delivery of November 1, 2011 Title XVI Checks.

Tip of the hat to Charles Hall’s social security news site.

SSI checks released early for November. Do not cash till November 1, 2011.


It is not required that you use a lawyer for your Social Security Disability case.

But many times a Social Security Attorney can help your case.

An experienced Social Security Lawyer will know what kind of questions the Administrative Law Judge will ask at your hearing.

A Social Security Attorney will know what the Administrative Law Judge is looking for in deciding whether you are disabled.

A Social Security Lawyer will understand what the vocational expert is saying at your hearing.

A Social Security Attorney will know what questions to ask the vocational expert to help your case.

A Social Security Lawyer is only paid if you win.

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

Workers with developmental disabilities integrated into Clifton Springs plant | syracuse.com.

Click above to read about innovative work program.


Just a few tips on how the read the Judge at your Social Security Disability Hearing.

If she seems rushed and in a hurry, then answer the questions about education, work history and housing arrangements briefly. Save most of your time to explain your limitations, pain and problems but do not repeat yourself.

If she seems to be angry or accuses you of things, then answer politely but firmly that you are doing the best you can in your circumstances.

If she asks you about specific notes in your doctors records, then ask to view them yourself so you can understand the entire context. For instance, a doctor’s note that you are doing well may mean considering the ongoing pain from a recent surgery and the strong medications prescribed for you.

Reading the judge properly and going with the flow may persuade the Judge that you are truly having serious problems that interfere with your ability to work full time.

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

Social Security to hand out first raises since ’09 – Yahoo! News.

Humility in the Social Security Office « Exposed.

Thanks to Charles Hall’s website for this gem. Click above to read.

Not an uncommon situation from my experience

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