Michigan Social Security Disability Insurance Attorney
Knowledgeable on SSA-Related Issues
If you have an injury or illness that will keep you from working for at least one year or longer, the financial burden is clear and often overwhelming. Medical expenses and lost wages can quickly add up and total an amount you can’t afford, which is why it may be critical for you to obtain Social Security Disability benefits as quickly as possible. However, this process can be difficult and frustrating. Every day, people across Michigan with disabling conditions must deal with the disappointment of having valid disability claims denied.
Our Social Security Disability Insurance attorney (SSDI) in Michigan has helped thousands of people too ill or injured to work obtain benefits — and we can evaluate your case for free. At Adler Firm, PLLC, our track record of success with disability claims and appeals is built on decades of experience, deep knowledge of the system, and sheer determination to win for our clients.
Learn more about the SSA’s disability programs and whether you qualify by calling our team for a free consultation at (888) 966-9524 or contact us online. We strive to be as accessible as possible for clients during this painful time.
What is SSDI?
Social Security Disability Insurance supports individuals who are disabled and qualify through their work history, either through their own employment or their family member’s employment, like a spouse or parent. SSDI covers people who have worked a substantial amount in the past and paid into the system. You are eligible for monthly benefits if you have a qualifying impairment that disables you from work for a year or more. In other situations, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The main difference between SSDI and SSI is that SSI determination does not require the individual to have work history.
If you are considering whether you should apply for SSDI, we can help — determining if your claim can succeed by asking key questions about your work history and medical condition.
Whereas many law firms will advise you to apply on your own and call back for help with an appeal if you are rejected, our professional team is committed to handling your application in a way that gives you the best chance to avoid appeals and hearings that could take years.
SSDI Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Have Both SSI and SSDI?
Yes, it’s possible for individuals to qualify for both SSI and SSDI benefits if they have both limited income and resources and work history.
How Can I Apply?
You can apply online for SSDI benefits at any age, in contrast with SSI, which requires you to be an adult with a disability. Navigating the online system and its many questions and forms can be complicated, which is why having an attorney on your side can make all the difference. When you hire our SSDI lawyer, we can walk you through your application and make sure we have the information we need to get your application approved.
How Long Does It Take for My Application to Be Processed?
The time period varies, but the average length of time it takes to process and approve an application for benefits is three to five months. Individuals with severe disabilities that fall under Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances (CAL) classification can get their applications expedited.
What Happens if My Claim is Rejected?
If your initial claim has been denied, you are far from alone. Countless Americans have their SSDI claims denied the first time, even if they deserve to receive benefits. There are many reasons why your claim can be denied, but the bright side is that you can still make an appeal. We have decades of experience gathering solid medical evidence and building solid cases that resulted in victories at disability appeal hearings. You can count on us to pursue all viable legal options and stay with your case every step of the way.
Please contact a lawyer at our law office today. From our offices in Traverse City and Detroit, we represent disabled clients throughout Michigan — risk-free, because our fees in this practice area are limited to a percentage of back-due benefits you receive if and when we win your case.
You can trust our Social Security Disability Insurance attorney in Michigan to secure the benefits you deserve for your disability. Call us today at (888) 966-9524 – we’re available to meet with you anytime.