Farmington Hills Social Security Disability Lawyers
Taking SSDI Claims to Greater Heights
Are you worried that your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim will be denied, delayed, or devalued because you don’t know how to file it correctly? Thousands of Americans face this same worry every year, but they do not have to face it alone. If you live in Farmington Hills, then you can come to Adler Firm, PLLC for comprehensive legal guidance for your SSDI claim. Our lawyers can manage your claim from start to finish, giving you a simpler way to seek the benefits you need without stressing yourself out.
On This Page:
- Disabilities Covered by SSD
- Social Security Disability Benefits
- The Difference Between SSD and Workers' Comp
- What SSD Lawyers Do
- Why You Should Hire a Lawyer
- Is There a Time Limit On Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability benefits were designed to help people living with permanent or significant disabilities get the financial support that they need to live comfortably. As such, it is only available to people who are considered disabled under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definitions.
To be eligible for SSDI benefits, you should meet these prerequisites:
- You have a disability that severely impairs your ability to work for at least one year.
- Your disability prevents you from working in any occupation.
- Your disability is at least as disabling as the conditions listed by the SSA.
To name only a few disabling conditions recognized by the SSA:
- Cardiovascular system disorders
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Special senses and speech disorders
- Mental disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Most forms of cancer
- Immune system disorders
- Respiratory disorders
The SSA also uses a unique disability evaluation system to determine if your condition makes you eligible for benefits. For example, spinal disabilities can be evaluated based on the irregular curvature of the applicant’s spine. A proper diagnosis from a trained medical expert should be completed before filing an SSD application to get a full understanding of the condition and its disabling nature.
The benefits you can receive through SSDI will depend on your unique disability. For the most part, though, the benefits are meant to provide necessary healthcare coverage related to the management of your disability. It should also provide some amount of income replacement to help keep you financially afloat.
SSD is available to anyone who is unable to work due to a permanent disability. Workers’ compensation is a temporary insurance benefit provided through the claimant’s employer. If you suffered a disabling injury but not related to your work, then you will not be eligible for workers’ comp.
An SSD attorney's job is to help you obtain Social Security Disability benefits by helping you through the application process, file for an appeal if your claim is denied, and even representing you in court if needed. In general, people who are represented by an SSD lawyer have a better chance of receiving benefits. If you choose to hire Adler Firm, our attorney can help with the following:
- Guiding you through the application process
- Presenting your case in a manner that makes your disabilities obvious and demonstrates your need for benefits
- Fighting on your behalf in appeals court if your initial claim was unfairly denied
- Ensuring that you get all the benefits you deserve
You are not required to have a lawyer represent you when filing for SSD benefits. However, having an experience SSD attorney on your side can help ensure that you fill out all of the paperwork properly the first time around and that your situation is represented clearly and accurately. In most cases, you are more likely to have your application approved when you are being represented by a lawyer.
If your injuries have left you disabled and unable to return to work, you may be wondering how long you can continue to count on your benefits. You may be asking yourself "Can I run out of Social Security disability benefits?" The answer to this question depends on how long your disability lasts. If at any point you recover from your disabilities and are able to return to work your benefits will be discontinued. However, if your injuries lead to long-term or lifelong disabilities, you will continue to receive benefits until you reach the age of 65, at which point you will then begin receiving retirement benefits instead.
Leave Your SSDI Claim Up to Our Professionals
You have found a legal team that really cares about your future now that you are here with Adler Firm, PLLC. We would be happy to see how we can help you get the SSD benefits you need and deserve.