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Social Security Disability

Joe McCarron is a Social Security Disability Attorney in McLean County who works closely with clients to get the benefits they deserve. Joe handles cases for his personal injury and workers compensation clients and referrals from other law firms and social service agencies throughout Central Illinois. From initial applications for benefits to the appeal process and hearings, McCarron Law firm is here to answer your questions in a manner that is both personable and helpful. For over twenty years, residents of Bloomington-Normal and beyond have looked to us when help is needed in these important areas: 

  • Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits
  • Supplemental Security Income 
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Lifetime Medical Care
  • Adult Function Reports
  • Social Security Denials 
  • Requests for Hearings
  • Requests for Reconsiderations
  • Free Consultations/Recipients & Caregivers


I was denied for Social Security Disability; what should I do? 

Because you should request a hearing within 65 days of denial, it is important that you seek help immediately from an experienced attorney after a Social Security Disability denial. Your chances of getting accepted and gaining benefits increase exponentially with professional representation. 


How long does it take to get Social Security Disability benefits? 

The Social Security Administration controls the timelines for cases, and it can be a lengthy process. Initial applications are often denied, and if so, the best thing you can do to expedite the process is to seek help from an experienced social security attorney. They can work with you to file a Request for Reconsideration. It may take up to four months for a response; however, your attorney will stay on this process. If this is denied, a hearing can be requested. This is important as well, as it may take over a year to get a hearing scheduled based upon the Social Security Administrations' schedule. Your attorney can help you navigate through the process as swiftly as possible. 


I am injured and unable to work; how will I pay my medical bills? 

Many individuals find themselves in the situation after an injury or accident where they cannot work or pay medical bills. Care is needed, and the bills keep piling up. Unfortunately, the process to gain Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy. Your personal injury and workers compensation attorney can help you with your medical bills, advise you exactly what to do, and shield you from any unnecessary payments to have time to heal and gain the benefits that you require based upon your needs. 


Can my family benefit from Social Security Disability benefits too? 

Yes, there are instances where family members of disabled citizens can receive benefits too. This could include children under 18, disabled children over 18, spouses if they are at least 62 years old, and spouses at any age if they care for a child or children under 16 or disabled. Do be aware that including family in your benefits can make a difference in the amount you receive.


McCarron Law Firm offers free consultations for those seeking help with SSD and SSI benefits. Whether you seek information or assistance with applications, denials, or hearings, we are here to help. Appointments can be scheduled 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. 309-820-1010.