Michigan disability lawyers

Is a Divorced Spouse Eligible for Survivor Benefits?

Picture of a couple sitting with attorney signing divorce papers June 18th, 2020

For many survivors, their spouse’s benefits can make an impact. These benefits often help to keep them financially afloat. But what about ex-spouses who are divorced from the deceased after years of marriage; do they receive benefits too? Ex-Spouses Married for at Least a Decade Surviving divorced spouses who were married to their husband or…

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Can Social Security Disability Recipients Receive the Stimulus Bill?

April 28th, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have heard about the stimulus bill. Formally named the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), this provision would provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to eligible individuals and $2,400 to eligible families. Most discussions surrounding eligibility revolve around tax returns. But what does that mean for…

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3 Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Chronic Illness

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. battle chronic illness, while 4 in 10 are battling two or more. When someone has been diagnosed with a chronic illness it can be devastating for him or her. The way in which they have been used to…

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What Common Conditions Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Photo of a doctor reviewing medical information with a patient March 17th, 2020

You may be confused about what conditions are covered under Social Security Disability. We break down the main types of conditions to keep in mind. Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue conditions are those, which impact an individual’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Diseases of this nature account for the…

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The Top 5 Reasons Your Disability Claim May Be Denied

Woman sitting on couch reading a letter February 6th, 2020

When applying for disability benefits, it’s important to know the main reasons claims can be denied in order to avoid these mistakes. Here are 5 main reasons why your disability claim may be denied. 1. You have a short-term disability In order to qualify for disability benefits, an applicant must meet the SSA’s definition of…

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