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Case Spotlight – May 2022

In May of 2021, attorney Randall Mansour spoke to a woman who was fighting for her Social Security benefits since 2005. She was currently receiving SSI benefits as of 2015, however there was numerous records that would later indicate that her conditions and impairments started at least 10 years prior. Originally, she had applied for […]

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Different Stages in the Disability Appeals Process

If your application for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits got denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you might want to file an appeal. Since the vast majority of applications for disability benefits get denied the first time, most people who end up getting the benefits they deserve have to go through […]

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Case Spotlight – April 2022

In December 2021 Partner Mandy Kelly received a long overdue win for one of her clients. The Veteran came to Mandy Kelly in 2019 after tirelessly fighting the VA since 2011. When the Veteran reached out to Mandy Kelly he felt defeated after recently receiving a confusing BVA decision.  This decision from November 2018 granting […]

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Can a VA Disability Claim Be Garnished?

The short answer to the question of whether a person’s Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits can be garnished is a qualification sometimes. When a veteran falls behind on paying child support or spousal support, the court or the state might issue an order to garnish the veteran’s VA benefits. Sometimes those benefits can get garnished, […]

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What You Should Know About the SSI Restoration Act

The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2021 (SSI Restoration Act) is an attempt to patch holes in the SSI program. The purpose of SSI is to provide a safety net so that people living in poverty do not become destitute. Current economic conditions make it harder than ever for people who rely on SSI […]

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Can I Collect SSDI Benefits if I Applied for or Received Unemployment Benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Michigan Unemployment are two different benefits programs that have different eligibility requirements that can conflict with each other. If you get approved for both SSDI and unemployment benefits, you will need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Michigan Unemployment Department. You might have to repay some […]

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Case Spotlight – March 2022

In July 2021, Disability Law Group was contacted by a woman for help with her disability claim. She was feeling defeated after recently suffering back-to-back personal tragedies, including the loss of her son and the complete debilitation of her husband as a result of an accident. To make matters worse, she was dealing with her […]

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2022 VA Disability Rates to Increase – What it Means for You

Congress increased VA disability compensation for 2022 by 5.9 percent, the same amount as the cost-of-living (COLA) increase for Social Security disability and retirement benefits. The purpose of COLA increases is to keep pace with the actual purchasing power of the American dollar. If Congress did not make these annual adjustments, your VA disability check […]

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Case Spotlight – February 2022

In 2019, a Navy Veteran came to Disability Law Group after he was denied service connection for 5 years. He was claiming service connection from the VA for injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that he was involved in while serving in the Navy. His conditions ranged from degenerative arthritis of his neck […]

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