Michigan Social Security Disability Lawyers

Do You Qualify for a Fast-Track Disability Benefits Decision?

female-doctor-reviewing-medical-record-at-desk

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD), you must quickly familiarize yourself with a handful of new words, phrases, and concepts as you navigate the claims process. One of these to keep in mind is the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program, which speeds up the claims process for qualifying applicants. Currently, the Compassionate Allowance…

Continue Reading

Does Lupus Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Picture of lupus on a chalkboard, journal, medicine

Lupus, often known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic auto-immune disease that affects multiple organs or body systems. It’s a debilitating illness with a wide range of symptoms that alter and worsen over time. Decreased cognition, memory, focus, malaise, anxiety, sadness, or acute fatigue are some of the issues that make it difficult…

Continue Reading

Are There Financial Resources to Help While Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Picture of two female volunteers at a food drive

It can be stressful waiting for your Social Security Disability claim to be approved, especially if you’re the primary source of income in your household. It takes at least three months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to approve or deny your claim, and months or even longer if you must file an appeal. Are…

Continue Reading

How Does Marriage Affect Social Security Disability?

picture of a married couple on their wedding day holding a bouquet of white roses

Social Security decisions become more complicated for married couples, especially if one spouse earned much more than the other and is entitled to more benefits. Each spouse has a choice: take benefits on their own earnings record or the spouse’s record. Whether getting married will stop or lower your disability benefits depends on whether you’re…

Continue Reading

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an SSD Lawyer?

Picture of a lawyer and a client sitting and talking at a desk, shaking hands

If you experience a serious, long-term illness or injury that prevents you from working, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and worried about affording medical treatment and basic needs. While Social Security Disability benefits can help you during this difficult time, the process to obtaining benefits can be complicated and confusing. That’s why it is important…

Continue Reading

How Long Must You Wait Before Applying for Disability Benefits?

Picture of multiple pages of a calendar

People may think that before applying for disability benefits, you need to be disabled for a specific period of time and wait to apply. But that’s’ not the truth. Let’s take a closer look at when you can apply for benefits, and why waiting to apply can actually be harmful. When Can You Apply? There…

Continue Reading

Medicare and Medicaid for Disability Benefits Recipients

Picture of a doctor speaking to a patient, reviewing medical records

You may have questions about what health insurance can receive if you are approved for disability benefits. Overall, disabled individuals who have been approved to receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are also entitled to receive Medicare. Those approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are entitled to receive Medicaid. When Do You Start Receiving…

Continue Reading

Proposed Social Monitoring Initiative to Reduce Social Security Disability Fraud

woman on computer on social media

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…

Continue Reading

Learn Tips to Improve Your Chances of SSD Approval in Our New Infographic

Michigan Social Security Disability Infographic

When you are diagnosed with a disability, your entire life changes. You struggle with the stress of adapting to your condition, and you may worry about how you can afford medical treatment and provide for yourself and your family when you likely will no longer be able to work. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA)…

Continue Reading

Few Alternatives in the Face of SSDI Denials

Older man looking at job ads

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…

Continue Reading