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Why is the use of disability benefits on the rise?

Like many other people in Michigan, you may be worried about the dismal state of Social Security benefits, and with good reason. According to Forbes, the Social Security Administration was predicted to begin operating at a deficit by as early as 2016. Perhaps because of this impending shortage, you may have heard many rumors and assumptions floating around about why Social Security claims have grown exponentially.

The dismal state of Social Security benefits

For some time now, people have spread rumors that Social Security might not exist when they retire. This has led to some degree of panic across Michigan. However, is it true? After all, there can’t be that much smoke without fire. Can there? The unfortunate answer is yes. Social Security is indeed running out of money.

How long can you receive disability insurance?

If you have an illness or injury that prevents you from working in Michigan, there is a good chance you are receiving social security disability benefits to help counteract the loss of income. You may be wondering if these benefits ever go away. As long as your disability does not get better, you should be able to receive benefits until regular retirement kicks in. However, there are instances in which your benefits decrease or go away completely.

How can you lose disability benefits?

People in Michigan who are unable to work due to a disability may be receiving social security benefits in the form of cash payments and Medicare health insurance. People should be aware that there are certain circumstances in which these benefits can be reduced or even stopped. 

How long can I get benefits?

Getting approved to receive Social Security disability benefits in Michigan may be a huge relief. It can take a while to get the approval and actually start to receive your payments. So, you may not be thinking ahead to the future at this point, but it is a good idea to know just how long these payments will continue to come.

What is the Ticket to Work program?

Workers in Michigan who have suffered a disability and, as a result, have not been able to work may fear they will never be able to return to work and make a difference. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration offers a program that provides disability beneficiaries the chance to get back into the workforce and become financially independent again.

What should I do if my social security disability is denied?

If you have a long-term injury that prevents you from working in Michigan, you may be able to receive disability benefits through social security. If you have applied for the benefits and you receive a denial letter, there are things you can do to reverse this decision.  

How can social security disability help me?

If you are a worker in Michigan who has a disability that prevents you from working, you may be feeling a lot of stress. How do you pay your bills? Will you even be able to work again? Fortunately the government offers social security disability benefits to help those with disabilities.

How does SSDI affect my retired Social Security?

While you know you may not need to reach retirement age to receive Social Security Disability benefits, there is also the matter of your retirement benefits from regular Social Security payments. If you are already receiving disability benefits due to a workplace injury at your Michigan job, chronic illness, or some other disability issue, how does this impact your eligibility to receive Social Security retirement benefits?

Can someone else complete my SSD application?

If you are seeking eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, you may have trouble with completing the application for the precise reason you need it. However, you may have a Michigan-based caretaker, friend or loved one willing to help you. If your disability, whether physical or mental, prevents you from completing the application independently, can someone you trust complete the application on your behalf?

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