Social Security Disability

The Disability Attorneys of Michigan Helps a Local Secretary Get Disability Benefits

May 18th, 2017

Carol was a secretary for years, but due to severe back pain, she could no longer work. She had no income and needed social security disability benefits. Carol heard about Disability Attorneys of Michigan and called us for help. We fought and won Carol a monthly check. If you’re unable to work, call Disability Attorneys…

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Don’t Hesitate to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney From the Start

May 15th, 2017

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated and time consuming. People often ask themselves, “Should I hire an experienced disability attorney?” It is never too early to have an experienced disability attorney help you navigate through the system. Those who have a qualified attorney handling their Social Security disability claim have a much…

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know to Increase Your Chances for SSD Application Approval

April 28th, 2017

Do you suffer from an injury or illness that prevents you from working like you did before or this injury keeps you from adjusting to a new line of work? Are you worried about your eligibility of qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits? If so, chances are you are not alone. The Social Security Administration…

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Top 3 Ways Veterans and Social Security Disability Applicants Can Start the 2017 New Year in Michigan

April 10th, 2017

When a new year starts, we all make resolutions. We set goals and think of ways we can improve our health and our financial security. A year from now, we want to look back on 2017 with a feeling of satisfaction, knowing we did the best we could do. If you suffer from a disability,…

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Social Security Disability: The Ultimate Waiting Game

November 22nd, 2016

The process for Social Security Disability is not an easy one, and it certainly is not fast. At the initial application level there are very low approval rates, extremely over-worked Social Security employees, and incredible hardships faced by the claimants. All of this mixed together results in a frustrating experience for the person who is…

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Could a ‘Compassionate Allowance’ Help You Get SSD Benefits Sooner?

June 3rd, 2016

If you have a disability that prevents you from working, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may provide the lifeline you need to help pay your bills. Unfortunately, the process of applying for and being approved for SSD often means a lengthy wait time that could delay receiving the help you need for months or even years. The…

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Should SSD Recipients with Mental Illness Lose Their Guns?

May 20th, 2016

In light of increasing reports of gun violence, the right to own a gun and the requirements for carrying a lethal weapon have been fiercely debated throughout the nation. Proponents for stricter gun licensing often advocate taking steps to prevent those with a history of mental illness from obtaining a weapon as one of the…

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How to Increase Your Chance of Being Approved for SSD

October 27th, 2015

The application and appeal process for Social Security Disability benefits in Michigan can be both complex and lengthy, making the experience especially overwhelming when going through the steps alone. However, there are many factors to keep in mind that could increase your chances of being approved, even at the initial application stage. At the very least, these factors could…

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Top 5 Challenges for a Detroit Veteran

July 6th, 2015

In Detroit, veterans of the U.S. military face many challenges each day. From acclimating to civilian life after lengthy deployments to applying for and receiving disability benefits, navigating the world of veterans’ assistance programs can be complicated. What are some of the most significant challenges facing veterans in Detroit today? Let’s take a look at the top issues faced by members of the armed forces. Applying for and…

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Social Security Disability

June 2nd, 2015

Oftentimes, Social Security and even some adjudicators fail to understand the severity of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), making it even more difficult for individuals who suffer from the disorder to obtain benefits they desperately need and deserve. Even some health care providers are skeptical about the diagnosis with the notion that CFS is a psychogenic illness or even a “figment of the patient’s imagination.”(1)  CFS can be…

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