Michigan Social Security Disability Lawyers
Michigan Social Security Disability Lawyers Dedicated to Giving You the Benefits You Need
When you have an impairment, or medical condition, preventing you from working at the level outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may apply for benefits. You may be eligible for one or both types of social security disability benefits.
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is intended for anyone who is disabled or blind and contributed money into the program while they worked. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is for an individual who is:
- Older individual
- Limited income and resources
What Does Disability Mean in Michigan?
The SSA has a different disability definition than other program providing benefits. It only pays for total disability. This means if you have a short-term disability or can return back to work, you may not be eligible for the SSD. You must fit into the following category to be disabled:
- You cannot do the same work you did prior to the impairment or medical condition
- The SSA determined you cannot work in any other type of job because of your medical condition or impairment; and
- You disability is expected to last or has lasted for at least one year. You disability may result in your death.
Applying for Michigan Social Security Disability
The SSA only considers applications that are complete and accurate. Failing to include the following could result in delays, technical denial of benefits and plenty of frustration for you:
- Important documents such as pay stubs, proof of citizenship and W-2 forms
- Personal information such as your full name, date of birth, any spousal information and social security number
- Medical information like detailed information about your disability, prescriptions, doctor contact information and hospital visits
- Financial information including bank’s routing number, work history, and bank account number
The Amount of Michigan Social Security Disability You Receive May Depend on Work History
Monthly benefits are based on social security work credits. The government considers the credit building blocks to determine whether you have the minimum about of work to qualify for benefits.
A lot of people mistakenly believe social security work credits are based on the number of years worked. Not true. Instead, the credits are based on the amount of money you made each year you work. You can only earn four credits per year.
The amount of credits you need to qualify for social security depends on your age and when became disabled.
Getting Michigan Social Security Disability Benefits with the Help of Michigan’s Lawyers for the Injured
Getting social security disability benefits in Michigan is not a quick process. You may have to wait months for a decision. If you are denied, you have 60 days to appeal the decision.
To improve your chances of getting disability benefits and getting approved, contact a lawyer. At Jay Trucks & Associates, P.C., we are dedicated to getting you the money you deserve. We offer free case evaluation and statewide representation. Contact us immediately to start working on your claim.