Many people need to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to make ends meet when they are no longer able to work. SSDI benefits are available for certain individuals who have a qualifying disability and are unable to work. These benefits can be a lifeline for those people who cannot afford their basic necessities.
Michigan residents who have a clear injury or easily diagnosed physical illness that leads to an inability to work will likely understand that they have the right to seek Social Security disability benefits for injury or illness. Often, medical issues that are more difficult to grasp and diagnose are mental conditions. That, however, does not make them any less serious or debilitating. In many instances, a person might not even be aware that he or she is suffering from a mental condition, nor that they can get Social Security disability for it.