If you forced me to give you the top piece of advice that would help you win your Social Security Disability case, what would it be?

There is not just one thing that will help you win your case, but this a very important factor that may tip the scales in your favor.

You must go to the doctor often and tell your doctor your problems and how they limit your activities.

This may seem like a no-brainer but I have seen many cases where the person does not go to the doctor very often, or they do not tell the doctor all their problems, or they do not explain how the problems limit them.

You should go to the doctor 3 to 4 times a year at least. Otherwise the Judge thinks your problems are resolved.

You need to tell the doctor all your major problems so they show up in the medical records.

You need to tell the doctor how your problems limit your daily activities so it shows up in the medical records.

Such as I cannot lift more than a gallon of milk because it hurts my low back.

Or my arthritis keeps me from gripping and using my fingers most of the time with both hands.

The limitation information is very important because Social Security Judges look closely at the medical records and base their decision on whether you are disabled or not on your restrictions.

Remember this is not the only thing that is important to your case, however it will go a long way toward helping you win.

Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to discuss your case.