Practical advice from a Chicago disability attorney
Having much experience as a Chicago disability attorney, I can tell you that dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a challenging endeavor. It can be hard and frustrating work, take a long time, and require extensive training and experience to become effective.
The extent of the challenge involved in working with SSA is not readily apparent, for the initial application appears simple and SSA invites claimants to apply on their own. But pitfalls abound, and most initial applications are denied. Claimants who are unaware of how the system works are likely to give up at this point, which is a common mistake fatal to your claim.
Instead, you should spend some time learning how SSA