Social Security Disability Lawyers in Detroit, Michigan
First you get hit with a health crisis. That triggers a money crisis. Your medical bills are out of control. Your family’s future is on the line.
You shouldn’t be left to struggle alone.
If medical problems mean you can’t work, the Michigan disability attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm understand what you’re going through. Health problems touch every family, including our own.
With the right benefits or settlements — Social Security Disability, long-term disability, personal injury and workers’ compensation — you can find balance in your life again.
Since 1964, Levine Benjamin Law Firm has been proud to help families coping with health and financial worries in Toledo, Traverse City and across Michigan and Ohio.
From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.
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Lawyers for Working People
If medical problems are keeping you from work, you need help from someone who understands what you’re going through.
Look, health problems can touch any family.
I’m Gary Bimberg.
And I’m Joe Houle. We’re attorneys at Levine Benjamin.
My father had an aggressive form of cancer.
Both of Gary’s parents eventually needed Social Security Disability benefits.
We come from working families.
My dad was a barber. Gary’s dad worked for a delivery service.
So we fight for working families who need help with Social Security Disability, long-term disability, workers’ comp or personal injury cases.
One of my proudest moments was helping my own parents win benefits.
Here are three reasons you and your family should hire a lawyer to help with your claim.
One: You’ve got enough to worry about with your health and all your bills.
We’ll handle your claim, so you can take care of your health.
Two: We’ll guide you by asking questions you might not have thought about.
We’ll help with your work records, your medical records and all the forms you have to fill out.
And three: Big insurance companies and government agencies have plenty of lawyers.
At Levine Benjamin, we’re proud to be lawyers for regular, working people.
So contact us today.
We start by evaluating your case for free.
From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.
How Our Michigan Social Security Lawyers Are Different
When we say “every step of the way,” we mean it.
Most Social Security Disability law firms don’t help when you’re first applying for benefits. They tell you to file the application yourself and call them back when you’re denied.
We help from that first step — all the way to a federal court appeal if needed.
Putting together an application takes a lot of work: Preparing medical records and job records, then filling out lengthy forms. Getting it right can make all the difference to your case.
The Michigan disability lawyers at Levine Benjamin want to maximize your chances of winning benefits from the very beginning.
Using this approach, we’ve helped more than 80,000 people win benefits since 1964.
We bring the same values — putting you in the best position for success — whether your claim is for Social Security Disability, long-term disability, an auto accident, another kind of personal injury, or workers’ compensation.
Which Benefits Do You Need?
When you’re hurt or sick and it’s disrupting your livelihood and finances, you might have more than one case for benefits.
Calling on our four different practice areas, at the Levine Benjamin Michigan disability law firm, we look for every type of disability or injury income available to you.
We know this isn’t just about money — It’s about winning back your independence.
You can start by getting a free evaluation of your situation.
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Types of Benefits
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Social Security Disability
Does My Health Problem Qualify for Social Security Disability in Michigan?
The keys to qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits are that:
1) You can’t work due to your health.
2) Your health problems and inability to work will last at least a year.
If you can prove that you meet these requirements, you can qualify for monthly checks to help you pay your bills and get access to Medicare or Medicaid coverage to help you manage your health.
Almost any medical condition can give you a strong claim for disability benefits if it’s severe enough that you can’t work.
Your impairment could come from diseases, injuries, strain on your body over time, mental health problems and more.
Social Security specifically lists many qualifying illnesses, and it spells out the types of medical evidence you should provide to win benefits with each one.
But even without those exact impairments — or if you have a combination of different impairments — you can still win benefits.
You do that by showing Social Security that the activities you can handle day to day are limited by your ailments. Social Security has a formal name for that: “residual functional capacity.”
Your residual functional capacity is a measure of how much you can do physically and mentally.
You want to work with an experienced disability lawyer in Michigan who knows how you can meet all the technicalities of applying for disability benefits.
Having health problems and needing disability benefits is a highly personal situation. But don’t shy away from the benefits you’re entitled to receive—that can make your life easier—when you can’t work.
Why Get a Michigan Social Security Disability Attorney?
It’s possible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits on your own, but it can feel like a job in itself—at a time when you don’t have energy for a job.
And most people get denied for disability benefits anyway.
Your Social Security Disability attorney takes on the legwork for you. And you don’t have to pay anything up front: THERE’S NO ATTORNEY FEE UNTIL YOU WIN.
With a disability lawyer helping you, you get:
- Someone who knows what you really need to get disability benefits and what you don’t.
- Someone who knows how to factor your age into your disability application.
- Someone who stands by you in front of a disability judge when you need to appeal a denial.
Along the way, your Michigan disability lawyer can help you collect records of your medical treatment, get information from your doctor, organize your job history, make sure your forms are filled out correctly, and keep you on top of important deadlines.
And maybe most important of all, your lawyer can provide personal care to you in a process that often feels cold.
With a lawyer who’s been through the disability applying process thousands of times, you have a guide who’s paying attention to your needs, making sure you aren’t lost in the system.
The Michigan disability attorneys at Levine Benjamin help people all over Michigan from our office in Detroit. And we help our neighbors in Ohio.
It never costs you anything to call us and tell us about your situation, so we can see what kind of claim you have.
It’s time to start moving toward a more stable, secure place in life.
KEEPING YOUR CASE MOVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS
“From the beginning…to the end, I was given attention and understanding. When the time finally came for court, COVID-19, aka the coronavirus, hit us, and (we) ended up having to do a telephone hearing. Claire (the attorney) never wavered. Thank you again for…winning my case. I feel validated and heard.”Margaret Ramirez on Facebook