Many Michigan applications for Social Security Disability benefits are initially denied. After they receive notices of denial, the applicants are then allowed to appeal the decisions and to have their appeals heard by administrative law judges. A proposed rule by the Social Security Administration threatens to change the appeals process, leading ALJs to argue that the rule runs counter to the law.
It is no secret that the application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Michigan can be challenging. After filing an initial application, in which one has to provide a significant amount of information about medical and work history, the Social Security Disability claim will be reviewed by a claims examiner working for the state. Many people wait months to hear if their benefits have been approved, only to find that their initial claims have been denied, requiring them to go through a lengthy appeals process.
Anyone receiving workers compensation or other benefits, may still be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, the amount of disability one receives every month may be reduced depending on which other benefits one is receiving.
Despite their best efforts, many Michigan residents become afflicted with illnesses and injuries during their lifetimes. While most of these ailments are transient and resolve in time, others may last and endure long into the victims' lives. Short-term conditions generally may not serve as the grounds for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits' applications: ailments that qualify individuals for these benefits must be long-term.
Depression is a serious mental illness that afflicts millions of people across the country. Right here in Michigan, many residents suffer under the weight of mental illnesses and struggle to make ends meet as they fight their depression and look for ways to improve their quality of life. Not everyone is able to function while suffering from depression, and those whose depression is disabling may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
Whether one has been living with a disability since birth or acquired one later in life because of an illness or injury, it is important that individuals in Michigan and elsewhere to understand what they can do to ease the challenges that a disability could pose. In some instances, an individual may be unable to work or maintain a livable income. In these matters, it can be imperative to explore one's options when it comes to Social Security disability benefits.
Acclimating to life with a disability can be challenging. This is especially true when the government is taking steps to cut costs, thereby impacting the Social Security Disability program. Those applying for SSD benefits may be deterred from applying for these necessary funds. The process is not only complex at times, but many applicants are initially denied.
Social Security Disability Insurance is a program that provides benefits for workers who are no longer able to work due to long-term disability. Once an applicant has been approved and starts receiving benefits, the system can be a life-saver for people who are not able to earn an income due to injury, illness or long-term conditions.
Because of how important Social Security disability benefits are to many disabled individuals and their families, it is important for applicants to know there may be ways to expedite the Social Security disability application process. The application process is well known as being cumbersome, time-consuming and can result in many denials, so it can be helpful to fully understand the process before applying.
This blog recently discussed how to apply for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Knowing how to apply for SSD benefits is half the battle but understanding how to qualify is equally important so that disabled individuals can receive the Social Security disability benefits they need. You may wonder how to qualify.