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June 2016 Archives

Pending bills may affect evaluation process for SSDI benefits

If recently proposed legislation passes, the Social Security Administration may have to change how they handle some aspects of Social Security disability benefits. A bill, introduced by two Senators, as well as a mirror bill introduced by a Congressman, aims to impact the SSA's evaluation process of disabled individuals.

Will a brain injury qualify a Michigander for SSDI benefits?

After a Michigan resident suffers a brain injury, there may seem to be nothing but bad news. An injured Michigander and his or her family may be grappling with long-term rehabilitation needs, mounting medical costs and a person who no longer resembles his or her former self.

SSI applicants benefit from help of Detroit attorneys

A Michigan resident who is in need of SSI-related benefits may be aware of some of the benefits that are available for disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration. The SSA offers monthly financial benefits that can greatly ease the burden of a disabled Michigander. Many Michigan residents may not be aware of some supplemental benefits that the SSA provides to SSI recipients, such as paying for their medically-related travel expenses, as this blog reported in a previous post.

SSA permits recipients of SSI benefits to have burial funds

The Social Security Administration has strict guidelines regarding the assets that a Michigan resident who receives Supplemental Security Income benefits may own. Fortunately, the SSA also allows for a number of specific exceptions to their property and asset limits that allow disabled individuals to receive SSI benefits to have some additional assets. One of these assets that the SSA permits is a burial fund.

Can Michiganders receive SSDI benefits due to mental illness?

There are many types of illnesses that may qualify a Michigan resident for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for illness. From heart disease to cancer, many debilitating illnesses can be qualifying conditions for SSD benefits. Michigan residents may not realize that mental illness can also be a qualifying disability.

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