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.

Teen who will soon lose sight on mission to see Country and play basketball


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Young man is showing people how to deal with adversity. Those who are legally blind may be eligible for Social Security Disability if they are not working full time. I have known judges and attorneys who are blind so people may have a fulfilling career even if blind.

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.

Disability Lawsuit filed on behalf of Sam’s and Walmart Food Demonstrators


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Food demonstrators not allowed to sit on stools when needed. Company changed its policy and is now facing government lawsuit.