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Student loan discharge available for disabled Michigan residents

Many thousands of Americans have student loan debt. In pursuit of higher education, many Americans, including many Michigan residents, obtained student loans to pay for their education. Those persons who are able to work can strive to pay off their loans over time. For permanently disabled Michiganders, however, an inability to work may prevent them from being able to pay off their student loan debt.

Damaging spine injuries may lead to receipt of SSDI benefits

Spinal cord injuries occur either when a person's spinal cord itself is damaged or when a person's nerves and the base of the spinal canal are damaged. A spine injury can be utterly debilitating for a Michigan resident, and may lead to loss of bodily function, loss of sensation, as well as a loss of strength. These changes may be permanent.

SSA lacks consistency for beneficiaries' representative payees

Representative payees are an essential part of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. When a disability beneficiary cannot handle his or her finances independently, a representative payee is in charge of both receiving the beneficiary's payments and allocating the money to the beneficiary.

How does work history affect eligibility for SSD benefits?

Whether or not a Michigan resident will be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will depend in part on his or her work history. When a person is no longer able to work, whether due to a work accident or other injury, he or she may be in need of SSD benefits.

Michigan attorneys aggressively pursue SSDI benefits for clients

Though the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is one that has been in place for many years, it is not a stagnant program. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may enact new policies that affect the evaluation process for benefits or new laws may be passed that affect benefits. Furthermore, as this blog reported in a previous post, the prevalence of certain disorders changes over time, and, therefore, the Social Security Administration must adapt to these changes.

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