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Hearing Loss as Grounds for Social Security Disability

August 14th, 2018

While a simple diagnosis of hearing loss is not itself a qualifying condition to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), applicants may still find themselves eligible for assistance—provided their hearing loss negatively affects their ability to work. A detailed article on the role hearing loss plays in SSD claims…

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Fewer People Qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) Under Tighter Standards

July 25th, 2018

Stricter eligibility standards have led to a decreasing number of new applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). A full article detailing the issue appears here. Last year, fewer than 1.5 Million U.S. citizens applied to the Social Security Administration for SSD benefits—the lowest number of applicants reported…

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Social Security Disability Hearings: Short Staffed, Long Waits

June 19th, 2018

A recent article in the Washington Post attributes the long wait times required for Social Security Disability (SSD) hearing decisions to staffing problems within the Social Security Administration (SSA)—including a low number of judges. The full article is available here. According to the article, the current number of pending hearings is about 986,000—with an average…

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Federal Court Ruling Extends Disability Benefits to Injured Veterans

June 8th, 2018

According to a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, veterans previously denied disability for pain related to their service may now qualify for assistance. The decision overturns an earlier precedent that states veterans must clearly connect their pain to a medical diagnosis to receive disability. This precedent has been…

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The Top 5 Questions the Social Security Disability Administration Looks at When Determining if Someone is Disabled

February 20th, 2018

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) many get overwhelmed by the complexity of the paperwork and the time it takes to wade through it. Millions of Americans apply for disability benefits each year and many get denied the first time around. Most ask the question, “How does the Social Security Disability Administration decide If…

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Livingston County Residents – Come on Down to the 11th Annual Livingston County’s Community Connect!

Community Connect January 26th, 2018

The 11th Annual Community Connect will be held on Saturday, February 3rd.  This important community event provides a one-stop-shop for social services, legal and utility assistance/information, health screenings, free clothing and baby items, books, food, personal care products, and more. This is open to anyone in Livingston County. The event is hosted by the Homeless Continuum of…

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Can You Receive Financial Assistance While Waiting for a SSD or SSI Decision?

SSD application January 22nd, 2018

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a lengthy process that can take months even years before you begin to receive any type of financial assistance. Making ends meet while waiting for a decision to be made can be challenging and stressful on you and your family. The average…

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Has Opening For an Entry Level Position!

December 27th, 2017

Position Available Now:  Entry Level Position Disability Attorneys of Michigan seeks a team member with a desire to serve and inspire both clients and coworkers. This position involves answering phones, ordering and following up on medical records requests, logging and scanning incoming medical records, and working directly with case managers and attorneys to provide our clients…

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Tips to Remember When Applying for Social Security Disability

December 19th, 2017

Applying for Social Security Disability is a hard and stressful process millions of Americans endure each year in hopes to get the benefits they need. It is a complex process that requires multiple forms of evidence, mountains of paperwork and deadlines that must be met. Below are eight tips to help assist individuals who have…

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Please Help us Bring Christmas Gifts for Friends of Foster Care Foster Children today!

December 7th, 2017

Disability Attorneys of Michigan is Working with Friends of Foster Care this Holiday Season! Each year thousands of children are placed in foster care and do not get to experience the joy of receiving a gift at Christmas. This year we will be collecting donations in hopes to fulfill each child’s need and wishes. Donations…

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