It is getting very difficult to win a Social Security Disability case.

The reason is that there is a backlash against the large number of filings and media reports of some judges in the past who have approved high percentages of cases.

Throw in the political climate of high budget deficits and scare tactics of Social Security running out of money.

This leads to some very tough times for people who applying for Social Security Disability.

It means you must be very vigilant in making sure that your case is as strong as it can be.

No drug use or alcohol abuse. If you have had a problem, then get treatment.

Go to the doctor as often as you can.

Tell the doctor about your problems and limitations.

Cultivate a good relationship with your doctor so that they can explain in detail your problems and the restrictions they cause.

Be prepared to testify truthfully, credibly, and in detail about how your conditions affect your daily activities.

Know what the standard is for proving you are disabled.

Make sure you can question the Vocational Expert in a way that persuades the Judge that you are disabled.

Do not go it alone. There is no reason to go in without an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney. It does not cost you anything up front, and it can make the difference between winning and losing.

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