Social Security Disability

Attorney in Illinois

A Social Security Disability Lawyer

Peru, Illinois

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).

​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, it is best to consult an attorney well versed in Social Security Disability claims (including SSDI and SSI claims), from the initial filing process through the various levels of appeal.

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

An application for Social Security Disability benefits has many conditions to it. For SSDI, you must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for a disability. The SSA determines if a claimant qualifies for SSDI by examining provided documentation, such as medical records, and by referencing what is known as the Blue Book. Additionally, 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 income and resource level, in addition to meeting the criteria for disability.

The application process can be confusing, whether a claimant is applying for SSDI or SSI. At the Wilson Law Office, LLC we help clients with disabilities navigate the complex intersection of social security law and disability law.

Social Security Disability Law

As an experienced Social Security Disability attorney, Mark M. Wilson successfully helps individuals get approved for disability benefits based on the following:

  • Physical Disabilities/Disorders
  • Mental Disabilities/Illnesses
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Emotional Disabilities and/or A Combination Thereof
  • Cancer and Other Illnesses

The Social Security Administration has specific criteria that must be met in order for a claimant to fit the qualifying definition of “disabled.” For example, your condition must prevent you from taking part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), and be expected to last at least one year. These factors, along with many others, means that hiring an experienced disability and Social Security lawyer can help you understand the intricacies of applying for disability benefits, and improve your chances of getting your claim approved.

Represented Conditions

Mark M. Wilson is familiar with and has successfully represented individuals with 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 (PTSD)

About Mark M. Wilson

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 experience allows him to serve people who truly need someone who can answer any number of questions regarding their disability claim.

Attorney Mark M. Wilson

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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.

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Chicago IL

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Ronald W.

Marseilles, IL

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