Attorney Erika Riggs

Disability Law Group: Case Spotlight

During her hearing on May 9, 2019 in Lansing, Michigan, before a federally-appointed Social Security Administrative Law Judge, our client walked in prepared and confident – not because she had been through the process before in 2016 but in spite of that. This time around, she walked in to court alongside her attorney, Erika Riggs, […]

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Tips for a Successful Social Security Disability Claim

Whether you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits for the first time or appealing a denial, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of success. The first thing you should do before initiating either process, however, is seek the guidance of an experienced Michigan disability law attorney. With a disability law attorney […]

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Am I eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Life can be tough for people who are unable to earn a living due to a disability. Fortunately for many, there are programs in place at both the state and federal level designed to help people with disabilities to get by financially with the help of monetary benefits and insurance. In fact, disabled individuals who […]

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VA and Social Security Disability—What’s the Difference?

Veterans Administration (VA) disability compensation is a tax-free benefit available to veterans who incurred a disability while serving, or related to their service, in the military, such as a physical injury, chronic illness, or mental health condition. Social Security disability benefits, on the other hand, are available to disabled individuals who aren’t able to competitively […]

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Can My Social Security Disability Benefits Be Cancelled If I Have a Job?

Social Security disability benefits are extremely valuable to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. But what happens when a Social Security disability benefits recipient returns to work? While these types of benefits are intended to help those who can’t work, there are specific circumstances in which a disabled individual can hold […]

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Common Reasons That SSD Claims Are Denied

Despite the high number of people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits each year in Michigan, a majority of claims are denied at the initial level of the disability claim process. And while every applicant’s situation is unique, the reasons for denial tend to be relatively uniform. In order to improve the chances […]

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Someone filling out Social Security Disability Claim

What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Appeals

Countless people rely on Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to meet their needs. Without these benefits, many of these individuals would be unable to support themselves and their families. Not only can these benefits provide monetary relief, but the critical insurance that accompanies this benefit as well. Therefore, the denial […]

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Attorneys Erica Riggs and Randall Mansour Social Security & Disability presentation and Q&A at Michigan rehabilitation services

Social Security & Disability Presentation and Q&A

Attorneys Randall Mansour & Erika Riggs presented to the case workers and clients at Michigan Rehabilitation Services in Clinton Township followed by a Question and Answer series. The topics covered included how to qualify for disability through both the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs, common application mistakes, supportive evidence to help […]

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