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Can I get workers compensation and Social Security Disability?

It is a sad reality that even in the safest workplaces, employees in the Detroit still get hurt and at times get injured very seriously. When this happens, as other posts on this blog have mentioned, an employee may be able to get compensation through Michigan's workers' compensation program.

Disability expert testimony before U.S. Supreme Court

Expert testimony can play a vital role in determining whether a person is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In fact, the US Supreme Court agreed to rule on an appeal involving these witnesses. At issue is whether vocational expert testimony, without complying for a request for supporting information, is sufficient evidence that other jobs were available to an injured worker.

Michigan claimants struggle to obtain SSDI benefits

Michigan workers who are injured or become ill while on the job are able to use workers' compensation for medical and financial assistance. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which is administered by the Social Security Administration, is designed to help those who become ill or disabled and are no longer able to work or unable to work for a long period of time. Yet, most disabled workers will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Michigan claimants may receive SSDI benefits for skin disorders

When an individual develops a skin disorder or receives a serious injury to their skin, it can be debilitating and affect one's ability to do perform their job duties at work. If this happens, the financial repercussions can be devastating. In the cases of more serious skin disorders or injuries, a worker may be able to qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Social Security Disability offers benefits to workers whose injuries or impairments prevent them from working over a long period of time or permanently inhibit their ability to work at all.

Can private insurers improve SSDI for Michigan claimants?

The Social Security Administration's (SSA) budget struggles and associated service delivery issues have been splashed across the media for quite some time now. Members of Congress have suggested that private disability insurance could be used to shore up the foundering Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The program's ability to deliver its services to claimants in Michigan and elsewhere has been seriously compromised by budgetary, personnel and technology issues.

Can Michigan claimants get SSD benefits for sensory impairments?

A worker with a sensory impairment may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) Insurance (SSDI) benefits. A sensory impairment negatively impacts one's vision, hearing or speech and may result from an injury or disease. Those who suffer from such impairments may have difficulty performing the regular tasks that their jobs require. Or, worse, they may be prevented from working at all.

Bone injuries or disorders may qualify for SSD benefits

Injuries, like broken bones or other skeletal disorders, can make simple, everyday movements difficult. And, they can be devastating when they affect one's ability to work. When such an impairment prevents someone from working for a year or longer, they may qualify for financial assistance. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is paid from a fund that all United States workers have paid into during the time in the workforce. If they become disabled before retirement and are no longer able to work, SSDI can take some of the sting out of the wage loss.

Represented SSDI Claimants Prevail Three Times More Often

Over one million people who are unable to work due to an injury, illness, or other disability are waiting to see if they qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits -- benefits for which they have been paying over their entire working careers. If a claimant ends up needing a hearing, they wait an average of 20 months before making their appearance before and administrative law judge, or ALJ.

Ways improve your chances of getting benefits

As many Michigan residents already know, many people from the Detroit area who are not able to work will get denied Social Security Disability benefits when they apply for them, even if their condition is legitimate and is really keeping their job opportunities limited. Even with the best of attorneys, applicants should be prepared for a long wait and should adjust their spending accordingly.

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