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Applying for Disability Benefits?

Are you confused about what it takes to apply for Social Security disability benefits in Michigan? You are not alone. It is daunting for many people. Allow us to ease your stress by preparing your application for you. We can make sure to include documents that will give your claim the best chance for approval.

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Waiting for a Decision?

Waiting to get a decision on your disability benefits claim is never easy. Our lawyers can make the process go as fast and smooth as possible by ensuring claims reviewers have all the information they need and exploring all available ways to expedite your case. We can also track your claim and keep you updated.

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Appealing a Denied Claim?

If your Social Security disability benefits claim is denied, don’t give up hope. The reality is that many applications are initially denied – only to be later approved on appeal. Our legal team will stay by your side throughout the appeals process and keep fighting for the benefits that you and your family need and deserve.

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Our Sole Focus: Helping People with Disabilities Throughout Michigan

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 Our law firm features 11 attorneys with more than 80 years of combined experience and a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable case managers and legal assistants. We focus all of this talent and resources on one thing – helping people like you throughout Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan to pursue the federal disability benefits they are due.

We know every little detail about the claims process, and we also know the big impact that benefits can have on our clients’ lives. We truly care about their future and work hard for them. We are proud to say that many clients come to us because they heard about us from those we served in the past

We Are Passionate About What We Do

People often come to our offices in Detroit, Warren or Flint during their darkest hours. They are suffering from a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from being able to work, earn money and pay bills. They are concerned about their family and their future. Our goal is to lighten their burdens.

It starts by providing a free case review. We take a close look at our clients’ medical, work and/or military records, explain the disability benefits options available to them and describe what seeking those benefits will involve. We also take the time to answer all of their questions and address all of their concerns.

We then get to work right away on preparing an accurate and complete application for them. We go the extra mile to ensure the application includes the information that claims reviewers will need to make a decision on their claim.

If a person comes to us because his or her claim was denied, we work hard to appeal the decision, including representing them at administrative hearings and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit on their behalf in federal court. Throughout the process, we keep close track of the claim’s progress and make sure our clients are kept updated.

We also go beyond providing legal representation. We help our clients to find medical care, affordable housing and assistance for other legal matters. We are truly passionate about making a meaningful difference in their lives.

We charge nothing for our legal services unless and until we recover benefits for our clients. Because the SSA regulates attorney fees, it usually costs about the same no matter which firm you choose. Why not pick a firm that focuses solely on disability benefits and has the skills, experience, resources and dedication that you need to help you get through a difficult time?

Do You Qualify for SSDI or SSI Benefits?

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We help people from all different backgrounds in Michigan who suffer from a disability. The reality is that anyone can have their life drastically altered by a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from being able to work.

In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reports that:


Fortunately, the SSA administers two programs that are designed to provide a safety net for those who cannot work due to their physical or mental impairment:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) The funds for this program come from the SSDI trust fund. If you have paid into this fund through the taxes deducted from your self-employment income or paychecks, then you may be eligible for these benefits. Your spouse and children may be eligible for SSDI benefits as well based on your work history.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) General tax revenues provide the funds for this program. If you have a limited income and assets, then you may be eligible for these benefits – regardless of your work history. Children, as well as adults, may qualify.

The SSA pays these benefits on a monthly basis. If there has been a delay between the onset of your disability and the start of your benefits payments, you may be eligible to receive “back pay” as well.

The Disability Attorneys of Michigan can review your case and determine which Social Security disability benefits program is the best option for you and your loved ones. We can also help you to apply for these benefits and pursue an appeal if your application has been initially denied.

In order to qualify for either SSDI or SSI benefits in Michigan, you will need to establish that you have a physical or mental condition that meets the SSA’s definition of a “disability.” This means that you must suffer from a condition that:

  • Has been diagnosed or is capable of being diagnosed
  • Has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 consecutive months or to result in death
  • Keeps you from doing the work that you did before the condition arose or any other type of work.

Whether you are applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim, you must make every effort to ensure that those who will decide your claim have your complete and up-to-date medical information. Our role at the Disability Attorneys of Michigan is to help you to gather and present that information, including working directly with your treating doctor.

We deal with the Social Security system every day. We know what it takes for a claim to be approved – whether at the application stage or after an initial denial. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.

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Veterans Disability:
Fighting for Those Who
Fought for Us

If you suffer from a disability, disease or injury that was incurred or aggravated during your active service in the U.S. military, you may be eligible for benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). You can receive these tax-free, monthly VA benefits in addition to any SSDI or SSI benefits that you receive.

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The Disability Attorneys of Michigan are proud to help veterans in Detroit, Warren, Flint and throughout Southeast The Disability Attorneys of Michigan proudly stand up for the rights of veterans who are seeking the benefits they have rightfully earned. Many disability law firms are unable to handle claims with the VA. The Disability Attorneys of Michigan are proud to help veterans in Detroit, Warren, Flint and throughout Southeast Michigan to sort through their benefits options, apply for benefits and appeal decisions about their claims. We consider it to be an honor to serve those who selflessly served our country.

We also seek VA benefits for veterans’ eligible family members, including their spouse, children and parents. We understand that they have made sacrifices for our country as well.

Unfortunately, many veterans face obstacles when seeking the disability benefits which they have earned. Claims examiners may find that their disability is not service-connected or give them a low disability rating.

We can help veterans to compile the information which the VA needs to make a fair assessment of their claim. We can vigorously advocate for them throughout the process – all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, if necessary.

Our nation relies on service members to protect our freedom. Veterans can rely on us to protect their rights and pursue the benefits they deserve.

We also are highly involved with the wider veterans community throughout Metro Detroit, including volunteering to help homeless veterans.

Our law firm has the experience and resources to help disabled veterans get all the benefits they deserve from every source available. We help veterans at every stage of the process – from applying for benefits to appealing a denied claim or a low disability rating all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, if necessary.

Get Help from Our Michigan Disability Benefits Lawyers Today

No matter where you are in the process, the Disability Attorneys of Michigan can help you.

Whether you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits – or a combination of these benefits – you can count on us to:

  • Provide a free and confidential consultation that comes with no obligation
  • Help you to understand all of your benefits options and answer all your questions
  • Assist you in preparing and filing your application for benefits, including gathering all personal, medical, vocational and/or military information you must provide
  • Represent you in your appeal from a denied claim, including advocating for you at any hearing you must attend
  • Help you to coordinate your benefits so that you and your family receive the maximum amount each month
  • Assist you in obtaining medical care, finding housing and getting other assistance that you need during a difficult time
  • Keep you updated about your case and return all calls within 24 hours.
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You will pay us no attorney’s fees unless and until we recover benefits for you.

We serve clients throughout Southeast Michigan from our offices in Detroit, Warren and Flint.
Don’t wait. Contact us today to get started in your case.