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SSD may help pay catastrophic burn recovery costs

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in Michigan. Caution and situational awareness at all times can prevent many devastating injuries, such as falls. However, when there are flammable materials or the chance of electrocution involved, attention to detail and adherence to safety precautions is essential. At Alder Firm, PLLC, we have experience representing clients applying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries sustained on the job.

How Social Security disability beneficiaries can find work

Suffering from a disability does not have to be the end of your life as a worker. Many people on Social Security Disability (SSD) still have the ability to find employment, though they may have to switch jobs to accommodate their disability. If you are currently receiving disability or are planning to apply for benefits, you should know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers assistance in helping you retrain and find new work in Michigan.

Who determines if your disability qualifies for SSI benefits?

You have recently filed an application to see if you are eligible to begin receiving Social Security benefits for your disability and are waiting to hear back whether or not your claim was approved. As with all other states, the state of Michigan upholds pretty stringent guidelines when determining whether or not your situation qualifies you to begin receiving benefits. This strict process of screening applicants prevents people from taking advantage of a valuable resource for injured individuals. 

Does your brain injury make you eligible for disability benefits?

If you have a brain injury in Michigan, you may be wondering if you are eligible for disability benefits. There are different severity levels of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), so it may depend on how severe your situation is and how it affects your ability to function on the job. 

You may be able to get disability benefits for PTSD

If you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Michigan, and it is affecting your ability to work to your previous ability, you may be eligible to receive social security disability benefits. Whether you are a victim of a traumatic event, are a veteran or cannot recover from a violent crime, the related symptoms can be debilitating and prevent you from performing your job.

Does epilepsy qualify for disability benefits?

If you live in Michigan and epilepsy has made it impossible to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability benefits. There are different programs available, and which one you are eligible for depends on your specific situation.

How can you return to work with a spinal cord injury?

Workers in Michigan who suffer from spinal cord injuries may feel like returning to work is next to impossible, which adds to all the other life changes they have to consider. For those who want to return to work, there are numerous accommodations that employers can, and are required, to make to assist the employee in coming back and earning an income again. The services and support are provided in a number of ways.

How to get benefits for a traumatic brain injury

Residents in Michigan who have had trauma to the brain more than likely suffer from some type of a brain injury. While these can vary from mild to severe, it can be scary for anyone dealing with the repercussions. Those with severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are more than likely not able to function at normal capacity, resulting in the inability to work and earn income. Help for these sufferers may come from social security disability benefits.

Can you get disability benefits for mental issues?

Living with a mental illness can be challenging, and it can also make it difficult to work on a regular basis. Employees in Michigan who suffer from long-term and persistent mental issues may be able to receive social security disability benefits if they meet certain criteria.

How do survivors' benefits work for Social Security Disability?

Social Security offers a program called survivors' benefits in which the surviving spouse of someone receiving Social Security benefits may be eligible to receive their benefits on death. If your spouse has passed and you are left figuring out how to cope with life alone in your Michigan home, you may need the help benefits can provide. If your spouse was receiving Social Security Disability benefits, however, how does that change your eligiblity for survivors' benefits? Are you able to apply to receieve your spouse's disability benefits as a widow or widower?

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