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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?

Can I receive Social Security disability if I am obese?

While many unfairly characterize obesity as simply a personal problem, obesity can lead to mental and physical health problems that can severely impact your life and ability to function. The difficulty of combating obesity and understanding it as a disease rather than a personal matter has made it hard to establish criteria for obesity as a disability, but does that mean you should be denied disability benefits for being obese? While your Michigan physician may be able to classify you as medically obese, the path to Social Security disability benefits is as complex as understanding the disease itself.

How often are Social Security Disability Benefits denied?

After hearing horror stories of denied claims and appeals for Social Security Disability Benefits often based on the smallest technicality, the idea of sitting in your Michigan home and taking on the task fo applying for benefits on your own can be terrifying. You may be afraid of making a single mistake that will cause your application to be rejected, with appeals often taking years although you need assistance now. But how factual are those fears, and how often are disability benefits applications denied?

Can children receive Social Security disability benefits?

Having a disabled child can be a trial; watching them struggle to adapt and thrive with their disability can bring as much pain to your heart as their presence brings joy into your life. While you love your disabled child deeply, there is no denying that the cost of caring for a disabled child can cause undue hardship and stress that can impact the child's life and the lives of the entire family. This includes impacting your ability as a parent to work full-time to meet your family's needs. Can your child receive Social Security Disability benefits to defray some of those staggering costs?

What is SSI?

You may be familiar with Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), or the federal social security disability benefits program that offers disability income for disabled and injured workers. But what is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and who is it for?

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