Applying for Disability in Michigan?

When you apply on your own for Social Security Disability benefits, you’re asked to provide many pages of answers and documentation. Even a minor mistake can hurt your chances of winning benefits. It’s extremely important that your form be filled out accurately. Our Detroit based Disability lawyers can help answer any questions you have about the application process. Unlike most other firms, we’re happy to discuss the details of your Social Security Disability application. Call us today, (888) 309-9597.  We service Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Dearborn, and the entire state of Michigan.

Whether Social Security considers you “disabled” is determined by your inability to work. Knowing that you cannot work is not enough to win Social Security Disability benefits. You must legally prove that you are "disabled" under the standards established under the Social Security administration.

The agency considers you disabled under its rules if:

  • You cannot perform work you were able to before;
  • They decide you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition.

     

Why do many people consider applying for benefits difficult?

Many people believe if they simply explain their situation to Social Security or bring in a doctor’s note, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that’s not the way Social Security works.

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are “disabled” according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition.

Why are most people who apply for benefits denied?

The Social Security Disability system involves thousands of complicated rules, regulations and procedures. There are countless ways the Social Security Administration can deny your claim. For example, a Social Security employee fails to obtain all your medical evidence, or the government used the wrong legal standard when evaluating your claim. Sometimes the government will even deny your benefits because they “believe” you will have a miraculous complete recovery. You may also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.

How likely are you to win benefits?

At Levine Benjamin, our Disability lawyers can help analyze your claim and help you understand the complex nature of winning benefits. We can help you ever step of the way. Contact us today to learn more.

Social Media…Beware!

What you post to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites can hurt your case. Insurance companies and/or attorneys may monitor your account while your case is open. When in doubt, don’t post anything!

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