The State of Disability in Illinois

The State of Illinois has approximately 3 to 4 percent of its population in current pay for Social Security Disability benefits.

That ranks in the lower range in comparison to the other states.

Disability applicants are sent to different hearing offices throughout Illinois.

The approval rates from the hearing offices differ.

The highest approval rates are find in the Oak Brook office at 56 percent.

Evanston is next at 53 percent.

Peoria is the lowest at 40 percent.

Peoria covers central Illinois.

As you can see it makes a difference where you live and where your case is assigned.

You need to make sure that you present a strong case to the Judge to increase your odds.

This means going to your doctors and explaining your major problems and limitations.

Ask for prescriptions for canes, walkers, or braces that are needed.

Make sure to ask for the doctor’s office to complete disability placard forms and any notes describing your limitations.

Remember that it does not cost to get a Social Security lawyer to help you. You only pay if you win money.

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