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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 soon as possible to discuss your benefits options.

How to qualify for SSD and SSI

SSD is available to disabled individuals who suffer from medical problems severe enough to prevent them from holding a job. However, in order to qualify for SSD, an applicant must demonstrate that he or she has a qualifying condition. If an individual’s condition isn’t considered qualifying, he or she may be eligible for SSD based on a review by the Social Security Administration of the applicant’s claim of disability and ability to work. An applicant for SSD must have also earned a specific number of work credits to qualify for benefits. However, those disabled individuals who are unable to qualify for SSD benefits may still be eligible for SSI. Therefore, regardless of your work history or inability to qualify for SSD in the past, please contact one of our Michigan disability attorneys today, as you may be eligible for SSI. In addition, if you’ve recently been denied SSD, you may be able to appeal the decision with the help of our experienced SSD and SSI lawyers.

Amount of benefits and timeline

The amount of benefits that a disabled individual may receive is based on his or her average lifetime earnings. And once an applicant has been approved for benefits, he or she will continue to receive them for as long as his or her medical condition persists. In order to determine an individual’s continuing disability status, the Social Security Administration performs a review every three years following an applicant’s initial approval.

Michigan Disability Law Attorneys



SSD and SSI can be life-changing for disabled individuals in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, and throughout Michigan. Similarly, the denial of such benefits can be devastating. Therefore, if you would like to receive disability benefits but don’t know how to apply, or if you have been denied the benefits you are entitled to, the skilled disability law attorneys at Disability Law Group are here to help. At Disability Law Group, our experienced disability law attorneys will assist you with every step of the process, from filing the initial application to appealing in court, if necessary. From your very first call, and throughout the entire process, our experienced Michigan lawyers will provide you with the exceptional service and compassionate treatment you deserve. So, if you live in Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, or elsewhere in Michigan and would like to apply for disability benefits or fight a denial, Disability Law Group is on your side. Remember, at Disability Law Group, disability is all we do. Please contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation.