Top 3 Ways Veterans and Social Security Disability Applicants Can Start the 2017 New Year in Michigan

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When a new year starts, we all make resolutions. We set goals and think of ways we can improve our health and our financial security. A year from now, we want to look back on 2017 with a feeling of satisfaction, knowing we did the best we could do.

If you suffer from a disability, you should know that many programs are available to provide vital support to you and to help you to pursue your goals, including Social Security disability (SSD) benefits and Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. As you embark on the new year, Disability Attorneys of Michigan suggests that you take these three steps:

  1. Learn more about the SSD benefits and VA benefits application process.

If you want to learn about disability benefits – and what it takes to apply for them – you should turn to the agencies that administer these programs.

For information about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you should go to the Social Security Administration (SSA) website. The website’s Faces and Facts of Disability is an especially helpful resource. If you are a military veteran, you should explore the VA’s website.

Of course, you should also feel free to give our office a call. We can answer your questions, explain the disability benefits application process to you and, ultimately, help you to seek all of the benefits you deserve. We always offer free consultations.

  1. Get help with your disability benefits application or appeal.

If you feel stressed out by everything that goes into applying for disability benefits – or with appealing a denied claim – you are not alone. Many people find the process to be complicated and confusing.

Don’t let it overwhelm you. Instead, you should stay focused on your goals and get the assistance you need in order to reach those goals.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan can provide many helpful services to you, including gathering the medical, employment and/or military records that support your claim for benefits.

We have extensive experience with seeking disability benefits and concentrate exclusively on this area of the law. We can bring a high level of skill and knowledge to your case and, in turn, greatly improve your chances of success.

  1. Explore all other resources available to you.

Waiting for something as important as disability benefits can take a toll on your physical, emotional and financial health.

While you wait for a decision on your claim, you should take advantage of resources offered through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and other state agencies.

For example, if you face housing difficulties, you can check out the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s housing locator. This tool can help you to find a home or apartment that fits your location and current income.

When you work with Disability Attorneys of Michigan, we can work with you to find the support you need as we move forward with your claim. Contact us today to learn more.

I will never forget you and the hard work you did to secure my Social Security Disability benefits. Thank you!

- Christine C.