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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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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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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What is a PTSD Disability Rating?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an mental disorder that is triggered by the occurrence of a traumatic event, and it puts those afflicted with this condition at risk for a number of debilitating physical and mental problems. Due to their experiences in combat, many veterans suffer from PTSD, leading them to apply for veterans’ disability […]

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How to Qualify for PTSD Disability Benefits in Michigan

PTSD is a mental disorder that is triggered by a traumatic event, and it can put you at risk for a variety of debilitating mental and physical problems. While PTSD symptoms typically begin within a few months of a traumatic event, they can also take several years to appear. In fact, many people have PTSD […]

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SSD and SSI in Michigan

The Social Security Administration offers two primary benefits options to disabled individuals: Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both options provide financial assistance to disabled individuals in Michigan. So, if you are disabled in Michigan, be sure to review the information below and contact one of our Michigan disability law attorneys as […]

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When Your Family is Entitled to Benefits On Your Record

When you start receiving Social Security disability benefits or retirement benefits, some members of your family may also qualify to receive benefits on your record. In order to receive the benefit, an application must be filed with the Social Security Administration. A spouse may be eligible to collect survivor benefits even if they have never […]

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Justice for Blue Water Navy Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court issued a reversal in what has proven to be one of the most contentious areas of veterans’ disability benefits in decades. With this decision comes dramatic changes in how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs addresses service-connected disability benefits claims arising […]

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