It is a practical and important question.

Where do I have my Social Security disability hearing and how will I get there?

In large cities it may not be such a big deal, but in Central Illinois things are spread out.

The Social Security Disability hearing office is located in Peoria, Illinois.

If you live in Bloomington or Pontiac you will have to travel to the hearing site in Peoria.

If you are closer to Decatur or Springfield, then you will go these cities for a video hearing.

If you are near Galesburg then you have a video hearing also.

You are on your own for getting to the disability hearing.

You must provide your own transportation or get a ride from a friend or a cab to the hearing site.

If you have to travel far enough Social Security will provide you with mileage reimbursement.

I often provide a ride to my clients if they need it.

This may be inconvenient for the client since I often have more than one hearing. So they will have to wait until I am finished and may have to leave early with me.

The advantage is that we have some extra time to discuss your case and what Social Security is looking for in determining whether or not you are disabled.

Questions about Disability and ways to make sure you qualify? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.