Mark M. Wilson


An individual who has been off work for 12 consecutive months or who is anticipated to be off work for 12 consecutive months may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

Despite its apparent simplicity, the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be frustrating and confusing. To provide clarity and to make sense of it all, you need an attorney well versed in the handling of Social Security Disability claims (both RSDI and SSI claims) from the initial filing through the various levels of appeal.

Social Security Disability Lawyers in Peru, IL

What Is Social Security Disability?

An application for Social Security Disability benefits has many conditions to it. For Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) you must meet the Social Security office’s criteria for a disability. And, you must have worked for a long enough time to build work credits to receive benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability program for people who have not worked enough to get RSDI and are disabled. This program is a need based program for which an individual will not qualify unless they are below a certain income and resource level in addition to meeting the criteria for disability.

This information can confuse and hinder individuals applying for benefits. However, these benefits are necessary for people unable to work. At Wilson Law Office, LLC, we help our clients with disabilities navigate the complex intersection of social security law and disability law.


As an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, Mr. Wilson has been successful in getting individuals approved for disability benefits based on:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Cognitive
  • Emotional disabilities and/or a combination thereof

In addition to the more common conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, such as herniated disks or arthritis-related conditions

What Is Disability?

The Social Security Office has its own definition of a "disability." This definition has conditions within it. These conditions determine who will receive benefits and who will not. Though these conditions are relatively simple, hiring an experienced attorney can help you understand their intricacies and ensure you have a winning case.

Your disability must meet the following conditions for you to receive benefits.

  • If you have worked in 2019 and your monthly earnings total $1,220 a month, you cannot be considered disabled in general.
  • You must have a "severe" condition that does not allow you to complete basic work for at least 12 months.
  • The "disabling conditions" must meet a listing under the Social Security Act or be as severe as a listed disabling condition. In either case, you would be considered disabled.
  • You must not be able to do the work you previously completed.

These conditions leave a lot of room for discussion, error, and confusion. That's where we can help. Wilson Law Office, LLC is well-versed enough in social security law and disability law. Our mission is to help our clients win disability and injury-related cases.



Mark is familiar with and has successfully represented individuals for the following conditions:

  • Auto-immune/connective tissue disorders
  • Heart-related abnormalities
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Amputations
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Respiratory system disorders
  • RSD/complex regional pain syndrome
  • Thyroid problems
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Vision/eye abnormalities
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Autism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • And many others

About Mark M. Wilson

Mark M. Wilson has over 20 years of experience in Social Security Disability appeals. He also has won successful cases in related fields such as workers’ compensation and personal injury. He is an appellate attorney and has made the exclusive “10 Best Attorneys” list in Illinois for client satisfaction in his area.

Mark has proven that he truly cares about the workers of Illinois. He is committed to fighting for justice for clients who have been injured or who have disabilities. He has dealt with many cases involving people with physical, emotional, mental, and/or cognitive impairments. His versatility in his clientele allows him to serve people who truly need attorneys in Peru and throughout Illinois that really care.

Contact Us Today!

For more information or a free consultation in matters of disability law or social security law, call us today at (815) 408-6330. Our website also has an accessible contact form so you can email us at your convenience.

Mark is dedicated to helping the people of Illinois with his professional legal services.

We will discuss any case involving Workman’s Compensation, Personal Injury, and Social Security Disability. Your fight is our fight. We want to help you achieve success for your case and get the positive outcomes you deserve.

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