Social Security Disability

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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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Help Local Fork-Lift Operator Get The Disability Benefits He Needed

July 6th, 2017

John worked as a forklift operator for many years until he got sick and needed heart surgery. He was unable to work for over a year and had mounting medical bills. John applied for social security disability benefits on his own, but was denied twice. He was very discouraged, and didn’t know what he was…

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Lack of Treatment Is One Reason Your Social Security Disability Claim May Be Denied

June 1st, 2017

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a long, confusing and stressful process. In fact, research shows that 70% of all claimants who file for disability benefits are initially denied. But if this happens to you, do not give up. Contact an experienced disability attorney for help in applying for disability, or appealing a denial….

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