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What Are Social Security Disability Work Credits?

Office desk with laptop, coffee and notebook May 14th, 2019

In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) there are a number of factors that must be met, including having a disability that is expected to last for at least a year, as well as providing sufficient medical evidence and a solid work history. Social Security Disability is funded through FICA taxes that employees…

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What You Need to Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

person filling out a form with a pen May 8th, 2019

When you are awarded your Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you may believe the benefits are guaranteed for a lifetime. However, it is important to know that the Social Security Administration conducts periodic reviews of those receiving benefits, called a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). As long as you are continuing to…

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Social Security Disability Fund to Last 20 Years Longer than Once Predicted

April 30th, 2019

In a recent report, the Social Security Administration (SSA) estimates the Social Security Disability trust fund will remain solvent until 2052—a stark contrast to the 2032 date they reported just one year ago. Future Predictions In the event the SSD trust fund were to run out of money, those currently enrolled in the program would…

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Nearly A Third of Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Stop Working Five Years After Diagnosis

Person working on computer with arthritis April 23rd, 2019

According to a study, approximately one-third of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis were forced to quit their jobs within five years of being diagnosed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects nearly 1.3 million Americans. Symptoms of the disease include joint stiffness and swollen joints and severe pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can also…

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Can Family Members Receive SSD Benefits?

Family members April 22nd, 2019

If you are receiving Social Security Disability, your family members may be entitled to receive a portion of your benefits. These dependent benefits can be paid to a spouse, divorced spouse and children. Let’s take a closer look at the circumstances for each.     Spouse A spouse who is caring for your child who…

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What Not to Do When Applying for Social Security Disability

Middle-aged woman looking concerned at computer April 9th, 2019

Are you thinking of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD)? Before you do, check out our list of 5 important things to avoid on the road to receiving benefits. 1) Don’t Send Incomplete or Inaccurate Forms To apply for Social Security Disability, you will need to complete a number of forms, and ensure that the…

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Why You Need an Experienced SSD Lawyer on Your Side

Lawyer working in office March 22nd, 2019

Approximately 50 million Americans live with disabilities. Unfortunately, disabilities can cause physical, emotional and financial strains that are too much to handle alone. One of the most challenging aspects is that those who were once able to work and earn a livelihood find the pain to be too much, and can no longer complete the…

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Disability Attorneys of Michigan Collects 1,113 Pairs of Shoes to Help Those in Need

Thank you sign in front of white lights March 14th, 2019

Disability Attorneys of Michigan is deeply grateful for the incredible co-workers, clients, family members and friends in the community who have made our first Soles4Souls shoe drive a great success. We are proud to announce that we have collected an impressive total of 1,113 pairs of shoes in the three weeks that the shoe drive…

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Proposed Social Monitoring Initiative to Reduce Social Security Disability Fraud

woman on computer on social media March 13th, 2019

A proposal to enable the Social Security Administration to monitor Social Security Disability (SSD) applicant and recipient social media accounts is in the works. The goal of the proposal would be to reduce fraudulent disability claims. There is opposition to this, as some advocacy groups believe that monitoring social media profiles is not a clear…

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Potential Social Security Reforms on the Horizon

Social Security Cards February 21st, 2019

Recently Congressman John Larson of Connecticut reintroduced a bill to increase Social Security benefits in the future. The Social Security 2100 Act would expand Social Security benefits, while extending future program solvency. There are both proponents and critics of the bill. Let’s take a closer look, and explore how this could impact Social Security Disability…

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