Most people who apply for disability have more than one severe condition or impairment.

The reason that this is important is that different illnesses cause distinct limitations.

The most important thing you can learn about Social Security Disability is that it is all about the types of jobs you can perform.

If you are under 50 years of age and can perform any job found in the national economy in sufficient numbers, then you are not disabled according to Social Security standards.

The limitations from your conditions may be used to chip away, or erode the available job base. If the job base erodes enough then you may win your disability case.

For instance, if you suffer from depression and anxiety with severe symptoms you may be limited in your ability to be around people and co-workers and have reduced concentration, persistence and pace. This type of limitation may result in you not being able to work with the general public and have only superficial contact with co-workers and supervisors, and work only jobs that do not have any hourly production quotas.

This condition combined with a serious leg injury may cause you to be limited to a sedentary job.

The combination of the depression and anxiety and chronic leg injury may seriously erode the job base to only one or two occupations.

This may be enough to win your Social Security Disability case.

The important thing to remember is that you should tell your doctor about all your serious conditions and seek treatment for them as soon as possible.

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