Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are a valuable lifeline for those unable to work due to disabilities. However, according to the Social Security Administration, around half of all initial applications are denied.
As baby boomers are reaching retirement age, the number of people receiving Social Security benefits in Michigan is increasing. According to recently released U.S. Census Bureau statistics, one-third of Michigan households received either retirement or disability benefits from the Social Security Department in 2014. The report shows these households received an average of $18,606 per month.