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Does my injury qualify me for SSDI?

If you have been seriously injured and can no longer work you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t just hand out benefits to people who say they cannot work. There are certain requirements that must be met in order to qualify.

Will disability payments increase in 2015?

Yes, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday that Social Security benefits, including Social Security Disability benefits, will increase by 1.7 percent in 2015. The increase is based on the annual cost-of-living adjustment, otherwise known as COLA.

Adults with Down syndrome face higher risk of Alzheimer’s

Living with Down syndrome isn’t as difficult as it used to be thanks to social and medical advancements. However, as Americans with Down syndrome are living longer, a second neurological disorder is becoming more common later in their lives: Alzheimer’s disease.

Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain?

If you are suffering from lower back pain, you are not alone. In fact, lower back pain is the most common cause of work-related disability in the United States and is one of the most common reasons people miss work.

Obtaining SSD in Michigan isn’t easy… but we can help

While you have probably heard that the denial rate for Social Security Disability benefits is high, that is especially true if you live in the state of Michigan. Here, 70 percent of SSD applications are initially denied, which is significantly higher than the nation’s average denial rate of 60 percent.

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