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.
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?
After a personal injury resulting in disability, you may have the option for physical therapy either as part of your recovery or to prevent further degradation and pain caused by your disability. When selecting a Michigan-area physical therapist, you may find yourself worrying about costs incurred by regular physical therapy sessions. If you are on Social Security disability benefits, do you have the option of seeking coverage for your therapy through Social Security?
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?
Spine injuries can happen over time from degenerative disorders, or can be the immediate and catastrophic result of injury. Anything from a workplace incident to a motor vehicle accident on the streets of any Michigan city can leave you incapacitated, and in need of support from Social Security disability benefits. At Adler Stillman, PLLC, we understand the pain and suffering that can come with loss of capability, loss of independence, loss of income and loss of quality of life associated with spine injuries.
Although you may think that obesity is not a disability, it is sometimes viewed as one by the Social Security Administration. There are certain requirements a case of obesity usually needs to meet to qualify for disability benefits. We at Adler Stilman, PLLC, know it is important for you to understand these requirements.
If you have joint pain in Michigan, you may think that this automatically allows you to qualify for benefits through SSDI. This is usually not the case, though, and we at Adler Stilman, PLLC, know that it is beneficial for you to understand when your joint pain can qualify for disability benefits.
When you suffer from arthritis in Michigan, you know that this disease can have a far-reaching impact on your life. You may not realize, though, that if your case of arthritis is particularly severe, it may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. At Adler Stilman, PLLC, we know that sometimes it is difficult to tell whether or not your arthritis meets the requirements.
People in Michigan who believe they may qualify for Social Security disability payments need to have a realistic sense of the type of aid that may be available to them. The US Social Security Administration provides several types of disability benefits to eligible applicants. Each type of benefit requires different criteria to be met for eligibility.
After sustaining a brain injury in a car accident, some Michigan residents may find that they need to take time off from work to heal. A previous blog discussed common symptoms of these wounds. Social Security Disability benefits may sometimes be available so that people can keep up with expenses in the weeks and months it takes to heal. We at Adler Stilman, PLLC, understand that applying for disability benefits can initially seem confusing.