Living with a serious disability -- caused either by a serious illness or injury -- can be very difficult. People can struggle with their health, their independence and their finances. Not only do many people face staggering medical bills to treat a disability, they may also be completely unable to work. Without a job, people can have a hard time supporting themselves.
When Michigan residents are unable to work they may not have enough money to support themselves or their family. In these cases, federal benefits may be available for an individual. Depending on the situation, a person may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. These benefits can help to give a person some income when the person is unable to work for long periods of time. These benefits are subject to a number of federal regulations and can be difficult to obtain.