If you or a loved one is eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplement Security Income, you are also likely eligible to receive education and career assistance through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR). VR is the process that enables people with disabilities to overcome barriers to accessing employment and educational opportunities.
You might feel like the world is against you when your Social Security disability claim is denied. The last thing you should do is to give up hope because most people's claims are denied in the first round. In fact, Michigan's denial rate is exceptionally high for the first Social Security claim - above 70 percent. Know that there are options for appealing claims and a good chance that you can get accepted for disability benefits.
When a person learns that they will be receiving Social Security disability benefits, it is understandably a great relief, as they will be able to worry a little less about putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their head.
Contrary to popular belief, qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance is not easy. In fact, many people who eventually receive benefits only do so after retaining an experienced SSD lawyer to file an appeal with the Social Security Administration on their behalf.
If you have become so disabled that you cannot work, waiting for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult. After all, you’ve been got bills to pay, even when your impairments have forced you out of the workforce.
Most of us have heard that a record number of Americans are now receiving Social Security Disability benefits, but there seems to be a lot of confusion in Michigan and the rest of the country over how a person can qualify for the government assistance program.
While it is true that applying for Social Security Disability benefits in the state of Michigan doesn't require a lawyer, actually obtaining benefits is a lot easier with the help of one.
Social Security disability benefits are available to assist disabled individuals when they cannot work or support themselves financially. Because these benefits only provide enough funds to help meet a person’s basic needs, some SSD recipients end up getting into debt.
As we have discussed in past posts, often it seems that one disabling illness or condition leads to others, throwing a person’s physical, mental and financial wellbeing into a downward spiral.
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called exercise the closest thing we have to a “wonder drug,” which is why he said it is so problematic that a new study reports that nearly half of the disabled population in the United States is physically inactive.