Social Security Disability

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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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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How Far Back Will Social Security Pay Benefits If I am Found Disabled?

December 5th, 2017

Millions of American’s wait months even years for a hearing in order to determine if they qualify for disability benefits. The average wait time is almost two years and in some cases longer than some will live. The wait process is a long and brutal one for those suffering from a disability and in need…

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The Social Security Disability Administration has Added Three New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Social Security papers October 30th, 2017

The Social Security Administration put the Compassionate Allowance Program in place to properly identify claims where the applicant’s disease clearly meets the administrations standard of disability. Acting commissioner of Social Security, Nancy Berryhill, recently announced the addition of three new Compassionate Allowances conditions to the current list. These conditions include: Vanishing White Matter Disease Congenital…

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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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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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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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