What is a Technical Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits?
November 5th, 2019
A technical denial, sometimes called a “non-medical denial,” means that an applicant was denied Social Security disability benefits for a non-medical reason. Social Security has reported that almost half of SSD applicants and a quarter of SSI applicants receive technical denials. The SSA, which will not evaluate your claim for benefits any further, will send…
What Factors Are Used When Deciding If I Am “Disabled”?
August 30th, 2017
Social Security looks at multiple factors when deciding if someone is disabled or not. These factors include your work history, medical records, medical violation rules and compares all of this to the disability guidebook which has a list of impairments defined as disabled. Who makes the final decision if you are disabled or not? The…
What Kind of Evidence Will Be Used to Evaluate and Decide My Disability Benefits Claim?
August 8th, 2017
Applying for social security disability benefits is a complex process that requires multiple forms of evidence to prove you are disabled, and the severity of your disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a five-step process in order to determine whether or not you are disabled. By evaluating ones symptoms, whether or not one can…
Disability Attorneys of Michigan Help a Local Maintenance Worker Get Disability Benefits
July 31st, 2017
Mike was a maintenance worker for years, but suffered from severe leg and back pain. He needed medical treatments to control his pain, but his insurance company would not cover his treatments. Mike heard about Disability Attorneys of Michigan and called us for help. We fought to get Mike the disability benefits he deserved and…
How Does Social Security Determine If I Am Disabled?
July 28th, 2017
In order to meet the Social Security Administrations (SSA) definition of disabled you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (work) due to a medically-determined physical or mental impairments, that can result in death or has lasted or is expected to last for a period of 12 months or longer. How…
Disability Attorneys of Michigan Participate in a Volunteer Day Helping Southwest Solutions, Beautification Day.
July 18th, 2017
The Neighborhood Beautification Day is an essential part of Southwest Solutions effort to “engage partners, residents and other volunteers in an effort to activate lots, create community gardens and art, spruce up parks and combat blight and decay.” Erika Riggs and staff members of Disability Attorneys of Michigan, recently volunteered in the “Southwest Solutions Beautification…
Disability Attorneys of Michigan Help Local Fork-Lift Operator Get The Disability Benefits He Needed
July 6th, 2017
John worked as a forklift operator for many years until he got sick and needed heart surgery. He was unable to work for over a year and had mounting medical bills. John applied for social security disability benefits on his own, but was denied twice. He was very discouraged, and didn’t know what he was…
Disability Attorneys of Michigan Attend Annual National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives Conference in Washington DC!
June 9th, 2017
This week attorneys Adam Banton and Patrick Cahill are attending a Social Security disability conference hosted by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. The conference addresses a wide variety of topics, including discussions on recent regulatory changes concerning the Social Security Administration. One such change mandates that for all Social Security disability hearings…
Lack of Treatment Is One Reason Your Social Security Disability Claim May Be Denied
June 1st, 2017
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a long, confusing and stressful process. In fact, research shows that 70% of all claimants who file for disability benefits are initially denied. But if this happens to you, do not give up. Contact an experienced disability attorney for help in applying for disability, or appealing a denial….