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What to do if you have been a victim of a Social Security scam

Identity theft is a very common fear, but can be even more prevalent among those on Social Security disability. Unscrupulous persons may attempt to defraud you of your disability benefits by stealing your identity and data, including the data needed to access your benefits payouts. Even if they do not steal your identity, they may attempt to solicit payments under fraudulent pretenses. While your first instinct in the case of social security fraud may be to contact the local police or Michigan Office of the Attorney General, you have other, better options. We at Adler Stilman, PLLC understand the distress you are facing, and are here to help.

What is MIOSHA?

Like many others, you may worry about the consequences of an accident in the workplace, and what rights you may or may not have as an employee under Michigan law. In discussions of workers' compensation and workplace safety, you may have heard the term "MIOSHA." But what does MIOSHA stand for, and how does it protect you?

Is Social Security disability enough for injury-related expenses?

In a scenario you never hoped to deal with in your life, a workplace injury has left you temporarily or permanently disabled. While workers' compensation under Michigan law may be an option for medical expenses, what if you need long-term care well beyond what any monthly pension or settlement payment can cover? Can you find appropriate coverage for your medical expenses with Social Security disability benefits?

Surprising facts about accident probability

Some people love to travel by car, to drive across the country and get a glimpse of the world up close. They know the dangers, but may even have a certain enjoyment of their morning commute. Others prefer to stay close to home, reserving their travels for work, errands and visits to family. Perhaps the risk of being on the road keeps them content with local living and driving only where they are familiar.

Understanding mental health and Social Security disability

When you already struggle with mental health issues impacting your daily quality of life and capacity to function, it can be exhausting to think of dealing with the red tape and hassles involved with obtaining Social Security disability. Mental health issues can often be far more difficult to prove against requirements for disability, yet when disability benefits are essential to your capacity to survive it can help to know exactly how the federal government measures criteria for mental health related Social Security benefits. We at Adler Stilman, PLLC, understand the frustration inherent in pursuing the benefits you deserve.

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