Michigan Social Security Lawyers
How many people actually think about what would happen if they were to become disabled, until it actually happens? Not very many. However, the scary truth is that even a young worker has a 3 in 10 chance of becoming disabled before they retire. If you are disabled, you may qualify for benefits.
Some people may be confused on what is considered “disabled” when it comes to being eligible for benefits. Simply put, being disabled means you can no longer produce at your current job, due to an injury, medical condition, or mental illness. If you also cannot produce at any other type of job due to lack of knowledge or due to your disability, then you should qualify for benefits. There are exceptions to these conditions, of course. Special rules apply for the following:
- Those who are blind
- Disabled children
- Widows who are disabled
- And more
The amount of benefits you would be eligible for depend on a number of factors, one of which being how much you made at your job. You also must be unable to work for at least a year due to your disability, and your job must have been covered by Social Security. For those on benefits, something called “work incentives” are usually offered, which will offer you Medicare and benefits while you attempt to work once again. However, if Social Security feels you are able to work again and that your disability improved significantly, your benefits may stop. OurMichigan disability attorneys understand the complexities that goes into a disability claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Social Security is More Than Just Retirement
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you became disabled and could no longer work? What would do for income? How would you take care of yourself and those you love? This is an important question for you to consider, even if you are a young adult, for 3 of every 10 workers in this group will become disabled before they retire.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program designed to provide persons who have become disabled and can no longer work with a stream of income to support themselves and their families. Taxes you pay into the program are designed to insure you in case of a disability. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides benefits to persons who are disabled but have not worked or have not earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI, regardless of their age. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays out SSDI and SSI benefits to millions of Americans every year, and every year, there are thousands more who will become disabled and need these payments to survive. However, the process for obtaining SSDI has become evermore burdensome to the average American.
Right now, there are nearly 700,000 in the process of obtaining SSDI. These people have already been denied disability, and are in the stages of appealing their decision. The SSA denies nearly 75% of all first time claimants. The average wait for a hearing challenging this initial denial is 14 ½ months. In the end, the SSA only approves around 34% of all disability claims. The time and effort it takes to file, prepare, and wait for a hearing is a burden too great for most Americans. Sadly, many simply give up hope after their initial denial letter arrives. Obtaining the services of an attorney is not just good advice-YOU NEED THE SERVICES OF AN ATTORNEY!
The Law Office of Christopher Trainor & Associates has the experience social security attorneys you need to help you every step of the way. From filing your initial claim, to representing you at your hearing, our dedicated attorneys will fight for your disability rights and take the burden of fighting the SSA off your shoulders. We can interview you at your home, collect your medical records, file your initial claim and appeal, and represent you at your hearing. By hiring a disability attorney from The Law Office of Christopher Trainor & Associates, you know that you are giving yourself the very best chance at collecting the benefits you need and deserve.