Tuesday, August 15, 2017

4 Popular Questions About Michigan Social Security Disability Claims

Filing for Social Security disability can be complicated as it is, and getting approved for benefits even more so. You’re going to need all the help you can get from a Michigan Social Security disability attorney to receive the benefits you deserve, so it helps to partner with the best one you can find.
Of course, it also helps if you’re well informed and prepared to face the potentially and arduous claims process. Here are four frequently asked questions about filing for Social Security disability that you need to know.
1. When exactly should I file for Social Security disability benefits?
You should file immediately after you discover your disability. The claims approval process is long, and the longer you wait to file, the longer you have to wait to get compensated for your disability. So don’t wait. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2v6liQg

Friday, July 28, 2017

Michigan Social Security Disability: Meeting or Equaling a Listing

The Social Security Agency (SSA) acknowledges that certain medical conditions have the power to incapacitate and debilitate a suffering individual. The SSA compiled a list of these conditions in the Listing of Impairments–known also as the SSA Blue Book–wherein an individual automatically becomes eligible for disability benefits once he or she qualifies. These conditions include:

  • Amputated leg
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Severe chronic kidney disease
  • Terminal cancer

Once an individual meets the qualifications for the conditions set in the Blue Book, he or she can qualify for disability benefits regardless of age, education, gender, work experience, or whether the evaluating physician says the person has functional limitations, such as being unable to walk or lift objects. Even if an individual doesn’t meet the qualifications, he or she can still be eligible if he or she can convince the SSA that the condition is ‘medically equivalent’ to the listing. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2uNqlJU

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Michigan Social Security Disability Attorneys—Appealing a Denied Claim

Denied Social Security disability claims are not uncommon. In fact, a large percentage of disability claims are denied on the first try, with reasons ranging from incomplete claim forms, lack of medical evidence, and failure to comply with the requirements of a consultative exam, among other things.

You may choose to accept the SSA’s rejection, or you can choose to fight it. Taking the time to appeal and getting your paperwork in order on the second try can increase your chances of getting approved for the benefits that you believe you deserve. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tHT7ui

Friday, July 14, 2017

Michigan Social Security Disability Attorneys Discuss Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a common symptom of any debilitating injury. As such, it’s not unusual for individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits to have chronic pain problems. Plenty of medical conditions can cause such symptoms, from diseases such as diabetes and interstitial pneumonia to physical injuries such as an amputated arm.

Unfortunately, not all causes of chronic pain are easy to identify. In such cases, it can be difficult for a person filing a Social Security disability claim to qualify for benefits. That said, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to perform five steps to determine if a person’s chronic pain qualifies for Social Security disability insurance (SSI). Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2uODfrf

Monday, July 3, 2017

Michigan Social Security Disability: The Importance of Your ADL Form

When applying for Social Security benefits for a disability in Michigan, you will be asked to fill out an ADL or ‘activities of daily living’ form. Basically, ADL consists of activities that you perform on a regular daily basis. These include everything you would normally do in a single day, such as bathing, brushing, grooming, and even shopping and recreation. Your ability to perform your ADL is of particular interest to the Social Security Agency (SSA), because they use this as a way to determine whether to accept or reject your Social Security Disability benefits application.

In your ADL form, you’ll need to describe how your disability is starting to affect the way you perform daily tasks. Here’s how to write down information on your ADL to increase your chances of getting approved. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tHKGio