Medical Knowledge and Experience with the System Can Be Essential
There are separate lists of qualifying medical impairments for adults and children. On the adult list there are 14 separate categories covering various injuries, diseases of different body systems, and mental disorders.
With experience in thousands of cases, we focus on:
- Ensuring that you have and can show evidence of a diagnosis that matches a medical condition on the list
- Acquiring and assembling test results and other medical evidence that will make the severity of your disability clear to a government evaluator, such as a judge at your hearing
Social Security Disability FAQ:
Can I Lose My Social Security Disability Benefits?
Losing SSD benefits is rare, but can still happen under certain circumstances. Every 3 years the Social Security Administration will perform a "Continuing Disability Review" in which they review a recipients qualifications to ensure that they still meet the requirements for receiving disability benefits. Benefits may be removed if the individual has improved to a point where they can return to work. Some other situations in which disability benefits may be suspended include:
- If the recipient is incarcerated (for either a felony or misdemeanor)
- If it is determined that the recipient committed fraud when filing their claim
- If the recipient experiences an increase in assets or income
- If the recipient passes away
How Much Will Social Security Disability Pay?
It is an important question: “How much will my monthly checks be if I qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?” At our law firm, our attorney deals with this question every day as we help people apply for benefits and appeal claim denials.
Whether you meet the criteria for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an SSD attorney at our firm can answer your key questions and help you through the application or appeal process.
- The value of your benefits as someone who worked and paid into the system before becoming disabled will depend on how long you worked and your earnings. These are also factors in determining benefits for a surviving dependent.
- SSI benefits — available to disabled adults and children without a significant recent work history, income, or assets — are set at the federal level each year. For 2010, federal SSI benefits were $674 monthly per individual and $1,011 for a couple. Michigan has historically added a “state supplement” which could increase those benefits.
Equally important to the question, “How much will Social Security Disability pay?” are others such as:
- How long will my benefits continue?
- Since it can take months or years to get through the application process and begin receiving checks, will I get “back-due” benefits once I am approved?