Home

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

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michigan Social Security Disability: Difference Between SSDI and SSI




The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two federal benefit programs that provide monetary assistance to those who have permanent or extended disabilities that prevent them from being able to work. These two benefit programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Many first-time disability applicants are not aware of the difference between the two. Some even believe that they are the same thing. To help you know which disability benefit applies to your particular situation, your Michigan Social Security disability law firm shares with you the following information. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tHIAPy
 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Several Reasons Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied the First Time


When people get injured or have a severe medical or mental condition and they contemplate applying for social security disability, they generally think about reasons why they deserve such benefits. However, you may be better served thinking about why you might get declined in the interest of saving time and energy.
Disability Is Not Severe Enough
Even though you may be injured and unable to go back to work, the injury may not be long-term. You may, for example, have fractured a bone that will probably heal within the year. To qualify for SSDI benefits, the injury must be severe enough to last at least 12 months. If in fact, your bone injury lasts more than six months, then you might have a better chance. Social Security evaluates injuries on a case by case basis. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2qyLvZY

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Obtaining Social Security Disability: How You can Improve Your Odds


If you’re injured and can’t go back to work, there’s a glimmer of hope with social security disability benefits. Unfortunately, most people get denied the first time they apply. It happens to roughly 65% of all initial disability claims. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your odds of getting accepted, even if it’s your second or third time applying.
Obtain a Written Statement from Doctors
A lot of SSDI cases get denied simply because there wasn’t enough evidence supporting the severity of injury or medical condition. You can obtain this evidence by getting a written statement from your doctor that describes your condition in great detail. In this report, symptoms you suffer daily are identified and information about how the condition limits your abilities is also provided. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2r7A4rG