25 Statistics about Social Security


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Get up to date on the Social Security system. Make sure to contact us if you need to file for Social Security Disability. It is a very complicated process. No cost until you win.

Migraines and Social Security Disability

It can be difficult to prove that Migraines prevent you from working any job.

The problem is that Social Security cannot easily see the results of migraines.

For instance, if you have had back surgery MRIs will show the condition of your back.

Some brain diagnostic tests will show white matter that may be consistent with migraines, however there is no definitive test for migraines.

It does help to treat with a specialist for migraines, such as a neurologist or pain management specialist.

The specialist should provide a diagnosis of migraines and their severity.

A history of treatment including medications or botox treatment will be helpful.

It is also helpful to keep a simple journal of your migraines.

Mark the days you have them, how severe they are, and how long you are laid up.

The question Social Security will have is why can’t you work a full time job.

If the migraines will cause you to miss more than 2 days a month, then you will be unable to work.

If you will need unscheduled breaks through the work day, then you will be fired.

You must convince Social Security that you miss too many days and be off task too much during the work shift.

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

Migraines and Depression


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Frequent migraines are often a cause of disability. If you miss more than 2 days of work per month due to migraines you may be eligible for Social Security Disability. Feel free to contact me to discuss.

How to Prove Your Disability Case

Social Security has a large number of rules, laws, and policies that govern what it means to be disabled.

One of the rules is that it is not enough for a claimant to testify regarding their pain, conditions, and limitations without supporting medical evidence.

In other words, you must have medical records that explain the reasons for your pain, complaints, and limitations.

This includes Xrays, MRIs, EMGs, heart tests, functional capacity exams, so on.

Doctors’ physical exams are also helpful.

SSA will also consider opinions from your doctors regarding the severity of your condition and how it limits you.

Prescriptions for canes, walkers, and disabled parking permits are very important in Social Security Disability cases.

Remember that you must prove that you cannot perform any full time work in most cases.

As you reach age 50 the general rule is that you must prove you are limited to sit down work.

This will allow you to focus on problems that will restrict your standing, walking and lifting.

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

Rare cases of nervous system disorder and Social Security Disability


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Diseases such as this will prevent people from working and can be the basis for the finding of disability. However, most Social Security Disability cases center on typical conditions such as arthritis and degenerative spinal disease. Make sure to contact us if you have a question whether you would qualify for disability.