covid and mental health awareness

COVID-19 and ending the Mental Health Stigma

Even with COVID-19 vaccination rates increasing, lockdowns being lifted and a trend towards “normalcy” returning, many say there is now a “second pandemic.” Health experts fear the grave mental health repercussions and residual effects of this already prevalent pandemic. While this public health crisis has existed long before pre-pandemic social distancing and isolation, ravaging those […]

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May Case Spotlight

In May of 2021, Disability Law Group partner Mandy Kelly received a win on one of her most difficult cases to date.  After several years of fighting, Disability Law Group was able to obtain service-connected disability payments for her client retroactive to 1995!  Many Veterans reach out to Disability Law group seeking assistance with obtaining […]

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April Case Spotlight

In the early part of 2020, attorney Erika Riggs was contacted by a woman from Troy, Michigan, who had been looking on google for the best attorney to help her win her disability case. After reading reviews on many disability law firms, she chose to hire Disability Law Group. She knew from the beginning that […]

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Receptionist

Disability Law Group seeks to hire a Receptionist to work in the firm’s Troy location. This role requires handling a high volume of callers while navigating a multi-line phone system with great attention to detail. Additional duties involved with this position include tracking of Social Security claims. Compassion in every communication is of utmost importance. […]

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How a Lawyer Can Help You Prepare for a Disability Hearing

A lawyer can help you prepare for a disability hearing by educating you on what to expect, evaluating your claim for its weakest and strongest points, and preparing the best strategies to help position you to be approved. Unless you have been through the process before, it can be unnerving when you do not know […]

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March Case Spotlight

In July 2019, attorney Randall Mansour received a phone call from a woman who had been battling serious health problems, including chronic low back pain, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and autism. Recognizing significant health issues, she tried to continue working as a teacher but ultimately was laid-off as her employer was unable to continue providing accommodations […]

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Can I Receive Unemployment Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

If you cannot work in Michigan due to a disability, you may be wondering if you can receive both unemployment benefits and social security disability benefits simultaneously.  However, the eligibility requirements of unemployment benefits and SSDI compete against one another. As such, it’s important to consult with an experienced Michigan SSDI attorneys as soon as […]

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February Case Spotlight

In November of 2019, attorney Erika Riggs was contacted by a woman from Harrison Township, Michigan, who had been referred to her from another attorney after receiving a letter from Social Security that her son’s disability benefits was reviewed and would soon end. Social Security decided to review her son’s disability case even though he […]

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Heart Conditions

Nearly half of all American adults suffer from cardiovascular disease, with heart disease being the leading cause of death among men and women nationwide. Unfortunately, many individuals living with chronic heart conditions are unable to perform everyday activities or maintain employment. Those with debilitating heart conditions often suffer a lack of financial resources for necessary […]

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Why Do I Need a Medical Expert in My SSD Case?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you have to meet the Social Security Administration’s requirements for determining that you are sufficiently impaired by your illness or injury. This rule applies to disability applications, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. A medical expert can be useful in […]

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