Michigan disability lawyers

SSA Field Offices Reopening

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After SSA field offices were forced to close for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are plans to reopen offices for in-person consultations as soon as possible. The federal agency has reached an agreement with its labor unions to bring 45,000 SSA employees back to its field offices in April.  This follows…

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What Neurological Conditions Qualify for Benefits?

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Living with a neurological illness is difficult enough, but the financial load that comes with it can be overwhelming. You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a neurological illness that prohibits you from working. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must first assess…

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Does Having Cancer Qualify An Applicant For Disability Benefits?

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The treatment and care plan for some cancer patients can be just as debilitating as the disease itself. The condition has a profound impact on one’s life and is physically debilitating, frequently resulting in the incapacity to work. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have the potential to be debilitating. Medical costs can also be a source…

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Will Moving Affect My Social Security Disability Payments?

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Oftentimes it won’t, though the answer really depends on your unique situation. If you’re receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) payments, you might find yourself wondering how a change of residence could affect this process, and why. SSD vs. SSI First, you must consider the two main types of Social Security Disability benefits: Social Security Disability:…

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Can You Receive Disability Benefits For Epilepsy?

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If you suffer from epileptic seizures and medication doesn’t prevent you from having frequent disruptive seizures, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Qualifying for Disability Benefits Due to Epilepsy Epilepsy is one of the many conditions listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. If you meet…

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Can A Child Receive Disability Benefits?

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The Social Security Disability attorneys at DA Michigan frequently receive questions concerning children’s eligibility for disability benefits. When parents receive Social Security disability benefits, their children may also be eligible for benefits. Read below to find out more. If I’m Approved for Disability, Will My Child Get Benefits? In 2017, the SSA distributed an average of…

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Will I Lose My SSI Benefits If I Sell My Home?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to those over 65, disabled adults, and children who need income assistance with less than $2,000 of assets or $3,000 if married. If you receive SSI, then proceeds from the sale of your home could temporarily make you ineligible for SSI payments. In this blog, we’ll discuss what you need to know if you receive SSI and want to sell your home. 

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Is a Divorced Spouse Eligible for Survivor Benefits?

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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?

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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