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4 Reasons You Need to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney

Synopsis About 8.8 million Americans depend on Social Security Disability support, but the wait to be approved can be too long for some Michiganders, and applicants sometimes won’t receive their decision until it is too late. The Social Security Administration has seen a considerable increase in the amount of initial and reconsideration disability claims since 2016. Those denied Social […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Work Status

Can I get disability benefits if I have never worked? You may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if you have limited income and resources.  This is a cash assistance program for disabled adults and children with limited incomes, as well as person over 65 without disabilities. The attorneys at The Law Offices […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Work Rules

Can I work and file a claim for SSDI? Yes, you can work and file a claim for benefits. However, you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA). Simply put, if you work part time and your wages do not exceed the federal income limit, then you can qualify for disability benefits if you meet […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Waiting Periods

Do I have to wait 12 months before I can apply for disability? No.  An individual is not required to wait 12 months prior to filing a claim for disability.  If you anticipate yourself being out of work for at least 12 months or longer or if your condition is terminal (may result in death), […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Programs

What types of disability programs pay benefits to disabled people? Supplemental Security Income (SSI), payable under Title XVI of the Social Security Act is a disability program for people who are disabled or blind (or 65 of age) who have limited income and resources. Benefits may be reduced based on an individual’s income and resources. […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Income & Assets

Can my family’s income and assets affect my social security benefits? Since Supplemental Security Income benefits have limitations, a spouse’s income and assets will be used to determine your eligibility for SSI benefits. On the other hand, Social Security Disability Insurance is a benefit program based on your work history and contribution to the system […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Filing an Application

How can I file an application for disability benefits? You can file an application for SSI, or both at your local social security field office.  In order to maximize your chances of being approved at the initial application, please contact us at the Law Offices of Lee Steinberg and we will assist you in filing […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Family

Can a spouse and children receive benefits under the SSDI program? A worker’s spouse and children may be entitled to benefits in addition to those paid to the worker. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg can significantly increase your odds of success in your Social Security Disability claim. We see many clients […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Denial

I just received a denial on my initial application, what do I do? You must request a hearing before an administrative law judge within 65 days from the date of the denial.  You may go to your local SSA office to file the appeal or you may contact an experienced lawyer at the Law Offices […]

Michigan Social Security Disability FAQs – Application Wait Time

What is the typical wait time for a decision at the Initial Application? The average wait time to receive a determination at the initial application is between 4-6 months, sometimes longer. If you have a question about Social Security benefits, or need help applying for benefits, please call us at 1-800-LEE-FREE or 1-800-533-3733 today.  Our […]