Author Archives: Joni B. Bailey

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance:  5 Frequently Asked Questions


If you’re thinking about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you probably have a lot of questions.  So, here are answers to five frequently asked questions about the application process from a Southern Illinois Disability attorney.

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I Just Filed My Social Security Disability Insurance Claim.  What Happens Now?

Starting a Social Security Disability Insurance Claim or a Supplemental Security Income claim is a bit like getting on a ride at an amusement park.  It goes through dark tunnels, then through bright spaces, then through dark areas again.  You know you’re on the ride, but you don’t know what is coming up around the next bend.

Here are some questions my staff and I hear frequently in my practice as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative:

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How a Social Security Disability Attorney Can Keep You From Sabotaging Your Own Claim—Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I covered 7 major ways people can sabotage their Social Security disability claims.

Here are some more examples of how I have helped my clients win their Social Security Disability claims and receive benefits as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability attorney.

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Be an Active Member of Your Healthcare and Legal Teams

At The Bailey Law Office in Murphysboro, Illinois, I have a few words of wisdom that I find myself sharing with my Social Security Disability Insurance clients on a regular basis.  Here is one of the top ten most frequent nuggets:

“Be an active member of your own healthcare team!”

So what exactly does that mean?

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