Michigan Social Security Disability Lawyer

Can Student Loans Be Forgiven for Those Receiving Social Security Disability?

graduation cap and money September 23rd, 2019

Unfortunately for most students, student loans are a reality. These loans can be intimidating and difficult to pay off, especially for those who become disabled. Whether due to an accident or illness, grads who develop disabilities are often unable to work and make an income, which makes it virtually impossible to make student loan payments….

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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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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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The Differences Between Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income

February 5th, 2019

Everyone is at risk of developing a disability at some point in their lives. In fact, more than 25% of adults in their 20s will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Living with a disability can be incredibly difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with expensive medical bills that are piling up after trips to…

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Giving Back at Livingston County’s Community Connect Event

Frank Cusmano and Daniel Dzierbicki at Livingston Community Connect Event February 4th, 2019

Attorney Frank Cusmano and Law Clerk Daniel Dzierbicki engaged with the community and provided legal guidance at Livingston County’s 12th Annual Community Connect event this past Saturday at Howell Parker Middle School. As a one-stop-shop for a variety of important services and resources, including legal consultations, health screenings, baby items, books and more, the Community…

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SSD Case Backlog Continues to Cause Delays

Calendar and hourglass on a table January 31st, 2019

A woman from New York was initially denied SSD benefits in 2012, and once her appeal was granted five years later, the battle was far from over. The SSA continued to give her the runaround regarding the benefits checks she desperately needed. This example makes the case for how important it is to partner with…

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The 8 Most Common Social Security Disability Myths and Facts Revealed

Social Security Disability Myth Fact Infographic December 17th, 2018

There are many misconceptions about Social Security Disability (SSD), including who is eligible for benefits, how long benefits are granted for, if you can work while receiving benefits and much more. Without knowing what is true and what is false about SSD, you could be holding yourself or loved ones back from getting necessary benefits….

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Few Alternatives in the Face of SSDI Denials

Older man looking at job ads October 26th, 2018

A new study examined economic outcomes of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicants denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Findings indicate such applicants suffer economic harm and fare poorly in the job market. A detailed article on the findings appears here. Older SSDI applicants denied benefits due to stringent SSA standards go on…

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