Social Security Disability
At Jay Trucks & Associates, our Michigan social security disability lawyers understand that disability as defined by Social Security is based on your inability to do any substantial gainful activity for which you are suited by age, education, and experience. In addition, your disability must be expected to last for at least a year or result in death. Unfortunately, it is oftentimes difficult to meet Social Security’s definition of disability even when you are truly disabled. However, it is possible to appeal the decision. The social security lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates are dedicated to representing clients across the state of Michigan who have a social security disability claim and are in need of a social security law firm.
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There are many pressures that affect you and your family if you have suffered a disability which prevents you from working. Medical expenses can pile up quickly, presenting a significant financial burden on your family. You may also face extensive rehabilitation which may last months or even years. Your family may face additional emotional stressors during this time as they help care for you while you are disabled. If you are in this situation and think you might have a social security disability claim, it is important to call an experienced Michigan social security disability attorney to fight for your disability rights.
Fortunately, the federal government has established the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to provide you and your family with the income necessary to stay afloat while you are unable to work due to your disability. The experienced Michigan social security disability attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates can help you through the filing process to ensure that you receive the social security benefits you deserve.
Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance?
You may be eligible for SSDI benefits if:
- Your medical condition is considered “severe” and prevents you from working for at least one year
- Your condition is on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) list of qualified impairments – if your condition is not on this list, the SSA will compare its severity to similar conditions included on the list to determine whether you are considered disabled
- You have worked approximately five out of the last ten years (not necessarily five consecutive years)
The Social Security Administration will also evaluate whether you can perform a different type of work. They will evaluate your medical condition, education, age, and prior work experience in making this determination. If they determine that you can perform a different job, it may impact your ability to receive benefits. Because of this, it is important to contact a Flint social security disability lawyer to fight for your rights as a disabled worker and to get you the social security disability benefits you deserve.
The Importance of SSDI Representation
The filing process for social security disability insurance benefits can be long and confusing. There are strict requirements which must be met to prove you are disabled and all paperwork must be submitted by the proper deadlines. Failure to meet these criteria and deadlines may prolong the application process, preventing you and your family from receiving the benefits you deserve in a timely manner.
It is also very common for initial social security disability insurance applications to be outright denied by the Social Security Administration. In order to prevent your claim from being unfairly denied or stalled during the application process, it is crucial that you work with an experienced social security disability insurance law firm, such as Jay Trucks & Associates.
The Michigan social security disability attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates have extensive experience handling Social Security Disability Claims. We will personally walk you through every step of the filing process to ensure that your application meets all requirements and deadlines. If your application is denied, our social security disability attorneys will handle your appeal. We will not stop fighting until you receive the benefits you deserve.
In addition, our firm is proud to have developed a list of assistance programs available to people in need throughout Michigan. These resources can be beneficial to our Michigan social security disability clients.
If you have a Social Security Disability Insurance claim, please contact our Michigan social security disability lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jay Trucks & Associates serves clients statewide including the cities of Detroit, Bay City, Saginaw, Flint, Traverse City, Lansing, and everywhere else in Michigan.