Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits In Michigan

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may be available to provide some financial stability when you can no longer work. These benefits are extended to individuals whose disability will have a long-term effect on the ability to work.

Get Results When Your Life Depends On It

Navigating the SSDI application process can be tricky. The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives countless applicants, and many end up being denied benefits because of incomplete applications or insufficient documentation of the disability.

At Marrs & Terry, PLLC, we help disabled individuals throughout Michigan get the guidance and support they need to recover SSDI benefits. These benefits provide the only opportunity for many of our clients' to meet their daily living needs. We will work with you personally to give you the best opportunity for success when applying for SSDI or appealing a denied SSDI claim in Michigan. Contact us today.

What Information Do I Need To Apply?

To you, it is clear that you are not going to be able to work and earn the living wage that you once did. Perhaps a doctor has already confirmed your disability will prevent you from going back to work. Perhaps you're still in the process of having your health evaluated.

None of that matters, however, if you cannot demonstrate your needs to the SSA. Documenting the full extent of your disability and your financial needs can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with the SSDI process.

You are well-advised to work with an attorney who can ensure you have complete documentation of:

  • Your financial and personal information: The SSA needs to know your income history, as that will play a major role in identifying your financial need and whether or not you are eligible for benefits. We can help ensure you have complete information about your work history, your income, citizenship and other crucial details that are often overlooked.
  • Your medical condition: Medical assessments will help the SSA classify the severity of your disability and determine if you are eligible for benefits. You will need to provide evidence of medication you have to take, ongoing treatment you will need and more. We can help ensure your medical evaluations are complete and those details are thoroughly documented when filing your claim with the SSA.
  • The origin of your disability: You will need to provide records of when your disability started. This can be difficult if you are struggling with a repetitive motion or exposure injury that happened slowly over time. We know how to gather and present information to give a complete picture of your SSD needs.

The SSA's application evaluation process can be long and drawn out. While they are busy making a decision, you are still in serious financial need because you cannot go to work. The last thing you need is an incomplete or erroneous application that would just delay the process or unfairly deny you benefits.

Contact a lawyer at our firm online or by telephone at 866-665-8095 to arrange a consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Jackson, Ann Arbor and Canton. We are here to help.