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Social Security Disability Archives

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.

Appealing a denial of disability for chronic pain

Especially with pressure from all corners for the government to run more efficiently, the Social Security Administration is rarely quick to accept any application for disability benefits on first go-around. This is especially true for Detroit, Michigan, residents and others who apply because of a medical condition that isn't plainly visible and isn't always easy to understand. Chronic pain is such a condition.

Social Security disability is available for chronic pain

Many workers in the Detroit area may find themselves experiencing what doctors call chronic pain. What exactly causes chronic pain is still somewhat mysterious, though doctors strongly suspect it actually has something to do with the way one's brain and nervous system transmit signals to the affected part of the body.

What can an attorney do to speed up my disability appeal?

Many Detroit residents, particularly those who are either applying for disability or thinking about doing so, have probably heard the news about notoriously long waiting times should they need to take an appeal of their application for disability to an Administrative Law Judge.

Social Security disability and compassionate allowances

Individuals who suffer from a disabling injury or illness may be able to recover Social Security disability benefits to help them cover their medical expenses and lost wages. This is no small thing, as treating a disabling condition can be quite expensive, and it could leave an individual out of work for a significant period of time. That being said, successfully obtaining these benefits isn't always as easy as it may seem. In fact, many SSD claims are denied on the basis that the claimant does not meet a medical condition's requirements to be considered "disabling."

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