Social Security Disability

Attorney in Illinois

Dedicated Social Security Disability Attorney

Peru, Illinois

The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be tedious and overwhelming. Navigating the requirements for qualification alone can be confusing, due to the various classifications and symptoms. Add to all this the fact that around 70% of all initial applications are denied, you might end up feeling defeated, wondering if it’s worth the effort.

Attorney Mark Wilson understands all this and is here to help. As an experienced SSD attorney in Peru who has helped countless others, he will carefully explain how the Social Security Administration reads cases, detail what supporting documentation is needed, and will answer any questions you may have. Having a dedicated SSD lawyer by your side throughout the processes of application and appeals greatly improves your chances of success.

About Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide financial support to individuals who are unable to work for twelve consecutive months or more. Social Security Disability benefits are usually for people who have suffered an injury at work, or have a disability that prevents them from earning a living wage. However, there are a number of reasons why someone might qualify for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance).

An application for Social Security Disability benefits has many conditions that are needed to be met. For SSDI, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for a disability. You must have worked for a long enough period of time to have put money into the social security system before being able to receive benefits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program for people who have not worked enough to qualify for SSDI but are disabled and unable to support themselves. This program is a needs based program for which an individual will not qualify unless they are below a certain level of income, in addition to meeting the disability criteria.

Navigating the SSA Blue Book

The SSA requires that a claimant’s condition prohibit them from gainful employment for a period of at least one year. Further requirements for SSD benefits are listed in what is known as the Blue Book, wherein all recognized disabilities are categorized. Impairments are listed with the specific conditions that must be met, which determines what documentation will need to be presented with the disability claim.

Many times, a claimant’s diagnosis is a comorbidity, which can be confusing in terms of the Blue Book classifications. This type of diagnosis can indicate more complex symptoms and may affect which Blue Book listing becomes the primary reference point.

At Wilson Law Office, we are familiar with both the Blue Book and how the SSA determines disability eligibility. We are able to easily navigate Social Security Disability law to help claimants determine which path to take to ensure their best chance for success.

Social Security Disability Impairments in Peru, IL

Attorney Mark M. Wilson is an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer who successfully represents individuals with disability claims in Peru, Illinois and the surrounding area, based on all the following impairments:

  • 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 (PTSD)

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, cognitive or developmental issue, emotional disorder, learning disability, mental disorder, or physical impairment that keeps you from working full-time, our qualified disability attorney may be able to help.

Mark M. WIlson – WIlson Law

Mark M. Wilson has over twenty years worth of experience in Social Security Disability claims and appeals. He has also successfully represented cases in related fields such as workers’ compensation and personal injury law. 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 his clients, and he is committed to fighting for justice for those who have been injured or suffer from disabilities. His versatility and years of experience allows his law firm to serve people who truly need someone who can answer any number of questions regarding their disability claim in the state of Illinois. 

Contact the Wilson Law Office to schedule a free case evaluation. We will discuss your specific situation, your diagnosis and how it has affected you, the long-term effects expected, and how you may be able to qualify for disability benefits. We invite you to call our offices today – you do not have to go through this alone.

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Chicago IL

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Martin B.

Chicago IL

Definitely would recommend Mark Wilson to anyone who’s looking for a great lawyer! Very knowledgeable, honest, reliable and compassionate. He helped me win my disability case. He truly cares about you receiving the benefits that you deserve. Is a very good listener and explained the steps of the process leading up to the hearing with the judge. Mark’s assistant Chris was always very courteous, friendly and helpful. After being denied twice on my own Mark was confident he would be able to help me receive my benefits.

Rachel S.

Chicago IL

From the very beginning, Mark answered all of my questions (there were many) but he gave me a feeling of confidence. After my very first appointment, I just knew I was in good hands for my workers comp. We are truly thankful for all of Mark’s dedication and hard work.​

Ronald W.

Marseilles, IL

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