Keith D. Flynn, Esq. is a labor-law attorney at the Miller Cohen firm in Detroit.
When an illness or injury prevents a Michigan resident from working, Social Security Disability benefits may be available to help make ends meet. It is not essential that an applicant for SSD benefits demonstrate a total inability to work, just that they show they are unable to perform the duties of any job they are otherwise qualified to accept. To make this determination, the Social Security Administration requires extensive documentation from the applicant. This documentation includes medical records and reports prepared by the applicant's physicians.
Inflammatory arthritis is a debilitating condition that affects a large number of people in the United States. Many Michigan residents suffer from this disease, and for many of them it makes holding down a job difficult or even impossible. Those who can demonstrate that the condition makes them unable to work may apply for Social Security disability benefits.
Miller Cohen attorney Keith Flynn was recently retained by Michigan State Representative Phil Phelps to look into the City of Flint's water crisis. Read more in Representative Phelps' release below.