Benefits for you and your Loved Ones
Disability can devastate your life. In one instant, a lifetime of hard work can be placed at risk due to a physical or mental disability. Facing higher medical bills and an inability to work, disability can ruin the financial stability you have sought while supporting your family.
SSD claim injuries happen at any age
Many people believe that Social Security only helps senior citizens. Although retirement payments are a significant aspect of the government program, the agency also provides crucial benefits for very young adults and children with disabilities. Debilitating injuries and illnesses can occur at any age and deprive eager workers of the opportunity to earn a living.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has developed a useful listing of impairments that automatically meet the agency’s definition of disability. Submitting evidence that proves you have a specified injury or illness satisfies one of the primary Social Security Disability (SSD) requirements. If your condition is not listed, you may still qualify for disability benefits, but must prove additional elements.
Thankfully, you are not alone in dealing with financial consequences of disability in the United States. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two important safety nets — Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These programs vary significantly, but both seek to help you, the disabled through difficult times.
Achieving your benefits you are entitled to under the law however may not always be easy. In addition to facing a complicated application and appeals process, anyone who has gone through the process can tell you: it’s an uphill battle. Receiving benefits under the Social Security Act, particularly in Michigan, can be difficult to obtain for anyone, regardless of your level of disability.