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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.

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.

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