The odds are stacked against people who are seeking Social Security Disability.
This is because Social Security is running out of money and there is political pressure to deny more and more disability applicants.
So make sure that you do all you can to make your case as strong as possible.
One important thing to remember: what is in your medical records can really help your case.
When you go to the doctor or the nurse make sure that you take a piece of paper with you explaining your recent problems and how it effects you.
Hand it to them and politely ask them to make sure that it gets in your notes.
Do this every time you go to the doctor.
You do not have to tell them that you are trying for Social Security Disability.
For instance, the note may look something like this: my leg swells throughout the day and I have to elevate it above my waist for 20 minutes every hour, or my hands are numb and tingle when I have to use them more than a few minutes at a time and it causes me to drop things.
Doing this simple task for each doctor visit will really help your case.
Questions about Social Security Disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.