When seeking Social Security disability benefits in Michigan, a common issue that arises for claimants is what they should do if their claim is denied or there is an unfavorable decision. Understanding what information is necessary prior to requesting a hearing and what happens at the hearing is imperative to the process. It is within the rights of any claimant to appeal a decision made by the Social Security Administration, which could be a denial of benefits or that the claimant no longer meets the criteria to receive benefits.
Having a disability can have substantial financial impacts on a person. One major financial effect that a disability can have on individuals here in Michigan is that it can greatly reduce their income by limiting or sometimes even completely eliminating their ability to work. Individuals whose ability to work has been impacted by a disability may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.