Michigan Social Security Disability Requirements

Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you need to be disabled. The definition of "disability" put forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that your injuries render you unable to work for at least a year.

Although the SSA's definition seems quite simple, the process of convincing the SSA that a person is disabled and obtaining benefits is extremely complicated. The fact is, most requests for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied the first time, because the process is so detailed and complex.

The attorneys of the Adler Firm, PLLC, in Detroit and Traverse City, have decades of experience helping people through this complicated process. If you are truly disabled and unable to provide for yourself and your family, these benefits are too important. Do not risk doing it yourself or with anyone other than an experienced and skilled Social Security lawyer from the Adler Firm, PLLC.

Qualifying for Disability Benefits in Michigan

The impairments that render you disabled can be either physical or mental.

Physical Impairments

The SSA accepts as disabling conditions many of the impairments that fall into categories that include:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Special senses and speech
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Digestive systems
  • Genitourinary impairments
  • Hematological disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Endocrine system
  • Impairments that affect multiple body systems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Malignant neoplastic diseases
  • Immune system disorders

Mental Impairments

  • Organic mental disorders
  • Schizophrenic, paranoid and other psychotic disorders
  • Affective disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Substance addiction disorders
  • Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders

At the Adler Firm, PLLC, our Detroit disability attorneys have decades of experience helping disabled clients from Michigan with their Social Security Disability benefits claims. We have a thorough understanding of the Michigan Social Security Disability requirements and the legal process involved with obtaining the benefits you need. Let us help you.

Do You Have Questions About Your Eligibility? Contact the Adler Firm, PLLC.

If you have concerns about whether you qualify, we encourage you to call our firm. We can arrange for a free consultation at either our Traverse City or Detroit office or over the telephone. We are dedicated attorneys who are committed to helping people with their Social Security Disability Insurance claims. To speak with a Social Security lawyer from the firm, call or contact us online.