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What is a Social Security Disability Hearing Really Like?

October 17th, 2017

The social security disability process is a long and stressful one. Many who are going through this process are vulnerable and don’t know what to expect when placed in front of a Judge. A question many have is, “What is a Social Security Disability hearing really like?” A social security hearing for disability purposes is…

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How Long of a Wait is Too Long for Those in Need of Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 29th, 2017

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is a long and stressful process that millions of Americans endure each year. The majority of cases are denied the first time around resulting in applicants needing to begin the appeal process all over again. Each year more than 1 million Americans await a hearing in hopes they will…

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Helps a Local Bar Manager Get Disability Benefits

September 15th, 2017

Michelle was managing a successful bar when she suffered a serious head injury resulting in daily migraines and memory loss. She had to stop receiving treatment because her insurance was cancelled. We fought to get Michelle the social security disability benefits she needed. If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental…

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Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2017

As we begin our Monday morning, it is important to take a moment to remember this historic day that changed so many American lives. Today we remember all of the victims and families of victims from the September 11th attacks. Today there will be 9/11 Memorial services around the country to pay tribute to those we…

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What Factors Are Used When Deciding If I Am “Disabled”?

August 30th, 2017

Social Security looks at multiple factors when deciding if someone is disabled or not. These factors include your work history, medical records, medical violation rules and compares all of this to the disability guidebook which has a list of impairments defined as disabled. Who makes the final decision if you are disabled or not? The…

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Southwest Solutions is Completing 28 New Multi-Family Townhomes in Detroit for Veterans and Their Families

August 21st, 2017

Monsignor Clement Kern a pastor of Most Holy Trinity in southwest Detroit founded Southwest Solutions in 1970. He was known to many as the “conscience of Detroit” due to his passion and commitment to helping those in need throughout the community. Southwest Solutions main goal was to help the mentally ill live in the community…

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What Kind of Evidence Will Be Used to Evaluate and Decide My Disability Benefits Claim?

August 8th, 2017

Applying for social security disability benefits is a complex process that requires multiple forms of evidence to prove you are disabled, and the severity of your disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step process in order to determine whether or not you are disabled. By evaluating ones symptoms, whether or not one can…

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Help a Local Maintenance Worker Get Disability Benefits

July 31st, 2017

Mike was a maintenance worker for years, but suffered from severe leg and back pain. He needed medical treatments to control his pain, but his insurance company would not cover his treatments. Mike heard about Disability Attorneys of Michigan and called us for help. We fought to get Mike the disability benefits he deserved and…

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How Does Social Security Determine If I Am Disabled?

July 28th, 2017

In order to meet the Social Security Administrations (SSA) definition of disabled you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (work) due to a medically-determined physical or mental impairments, that can result in death or has lasted or is expected to last for a period of 12 months or longer. How…

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Participate in a Volunteer Day Helping Southwest Solutions, Beautification Day.

July 18th, 2017

The Neighborhood Beautification Day is an essential part of Southwest Solutions effort to “engage partners, residents and other volunteers in an effort to activate lots, create community gardens and art, spruce up parks and combat blight and decay.” Erika Riggs and staff members of Disability Attorneys of Michigan, recently volunteered in the “Southwest Solutions Beautification…

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