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When can a Michigan resident claim SSD benefits for an injury?

A Michigan resident who has been injured in an accident or at work may suffer from a partial or total disability, which compromises the person's ability to get a job. In such cases, the employee's financial challenges can be compounded by the medical costs that the employee needs to recuperate and rehabilitate. However, the federal government offers Social Security disability benefits to such claimants who have suffered a temporary or permanent disability as a result of the injury.

Parkinson's disease sufferers can apply for SSD benefits

There are some illnesses that can make leading a normal life difficult and limiting. Not only do such medical conditions cause significant physical discomfort, but they also make it impossible for the patient to hold a job. What sometimes happens as a result is that the patient, and the patient's family, experience financial problems, such as significant medical expenses and lost wages. An example of such an illness, which some residents in Michigan may have experienced, is Parkinson's disease.

How does the Michigan's State Disability Assistance program help?

Living with a disability can be very difficult. Many people in Wayne County, Michigan, might agree with that statement because they are either disabled themselves or have a loved one who lived with a disability. Those people would also agree that in addition to the physical and emotional challenges, another major obstacle that disabled individuals and their families face is related to finances. That is because disabilities can lead to significant medical expenses, as well as loss of wages.

Social Security benefits for same-sex couples in Michigan

Social Security benefits are monetary benefits extended by the federal government to certain Michiganders who do not have the means to earn enough to live. Such benefits are provided to retired, disabled and survivors of people who were receiving benefits, but who have passed away. It is a way to ensure that they receive minimum monetary support required to meet the basic needs and medical care expenses. That ensures that they live a meaningful life, which they deserve.