November Case Spotlight

Case Spotlight – March 2023

Partner Mandy Kelly wins service-connected disability claim for veteran suffering from Parkinson’s disease due to exposure at Fort Eustis Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is still unknown, research has shown that exposure to certain chemicals, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), can […]

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Case Spotlight – February 2023

John Leverenz, a veteran, came to Disability Law Group with an August 2021 Rating Decision, wanting to appeal claims related to finger numbness which has been present since a deep cut to several fingers from concertina wire in 1980. When he first filed for this in 2004, he also filed for hearing loss due to […]

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Elderly woman with back pain seeks help from DLG SSD attorneys.

Case Spotlight – January 2023

Disability Law Group (DLG) recently received a decision approving benefits for a client from Harper Woods, Michigan, after she had waited more than five years with a different firm. Prior to coming to our firm, she had gone through multiple appeals, including a triple remand from the Appeals Council after the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) […]

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2022 year end recap. Happy new year 2023!

2022: A Year of Growth and Community Support

Without a doubt, 2022 was a standout year for Disability Law Group. We were able to achieve record highs and surpass our goals, thanks to the support of our community, the trust of our clients, and the dedication of our team. Our mission has always been improving lives, and we were able to help thousands […]

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Attorney Erika A. Riggs Receives AV Preeminent Recognition

Disability Law Group is proud to congratulate Attorney Erika A. Riggs for recently receiving the AV preeminent recognition by the attorney evaluator Martindale-Hubbell.  Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their legal abilities and ethical standards for more than 130 years. They are the most trusted source for attorney evaluations. They use a Peer Review Rating […]

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Homeless veteran denied disability claim is helped by the firm.

Case Spotlight – December 2022

Disability Law Group believes that one homeless veteran is one too many! Partner Mandy Kelly is happy to announce that she recently obtained a large retroactive benefit for a homeless veteran. We hope this settlement will allow him to obtain stable housing and enjoy the holiday season. In August of 2022, Mandy Kelly presented the […]

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What to Know About 2023 Disability Rate Increases

If you are receiving disability benefits in Michigan, your Social Security or VA disability pay is about to increase significantly. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced the 2023 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), and the increase is much higher than in previous years. While the 2023 COLA increase is certainly good news for anyone already receiving […]

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Case Spotlight – November 2022

A veteran came to Disability Law Group for assistance after the Department of Veterans Affairs had denied his claim for Parkinson’s disease based on Agent Orange exposure. Parkinson’s disease is a presumptive condition of Agent Orange exposure if: The Veteran served between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 in the Republic of Vietnam, OR […]

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Supporting Veterans During the Holidays

For many of us, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. But for military veterans, the holidays can be emotionally taxing, especially for those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have a veteran in your life who needs some support this holiday season, here are some key things to remember. Understanding […]

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Attorney Erika Riggs wins the Crisp Effect Challenge of 2022

What Is the Crisp Effect? The Crisp Effect is a challenge for Crisp clients – made up of hundreds of law firm owners – to see who can have the most transformative growth by going outside their comfort zones. This can encompass professional and personal development, including enhancing their teams, clients’ experiences, personal health, revenue […]

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