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A mental illness could be grounds for disability benefits

When a medical condition or serious physical injury prevents a Michigan resident from working, that individual could be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. You may not know that disability benefits are also available to individuals who have certain types of mental conditions. 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and your ability to work

Michigan readers know there are various medical conditions that could prevent them from working and holding gainful employment. In many cases, individuals who are unable to work because of a medical condition could be eligible for certain types of support through the Social Security Administration.

Requesting a hearing for a denied disability claim

Michigan readers know that the process of seeking and actually obtaining Social Security benefits can be an arduous process, even with a valid disability. The process requires a significant amount of paperwork, gathering of medical documentation and more, and many claims do not gain approval. 

Are you living with COPD and are unable to work?

Perhaps you thought you had asthma or just couldn't shake a case of bronchitis. In any case, you went to the doctor who told you that the wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and tightness in your chest mean you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which your doctor said would only get worse.

Protect your future by avoiding estate planning pitfalls

Estate planning is a crucial step for everyone, even for Michigan residents who do not consider themselves wealthy. This process can allow you to decide what will happen to your hard-earned money and assets after you pass away as well as lay the groundwork to protect your loved ones in the future.

Did diabetes rob you of your ability to work?

Michigan readers know that diabetes is a serious medical condition, and people who have this condition could have difficulties with everyday activities, including their jobs. If you have diabetes and the progression of this illness has left you where you are no longer able to continue to hold gainful employment, you could have a rightful claim to disability benefits.

Does complex regional pain syndrome qualify you for disability?

Many Michigan residents struggle with medical conditions and injuries that prevent them from working, however, not all of them are obvious. You could be struggling with a significant medical condition, known as complex regional pain syndrome, and eventually, it could be what stands between you and your ability to work.

What injuries qualify for SSD?

When it comes to Social Security Disability, the hardest parts are figuring out how you qualify, how to apply and waiting for a response. It's a slow moving, bureaucratic process where applicants feel lost in the shuffle.

Is SSDI forever? When you are required to qualify again

Shelby had an outstanding work ethic. She got her first job at 13 and had worked consistently ever since. She enjoyed working and had been raised to take care of herself. Even after her divorce, when her ex refused to make his child support payments, she was always able to provide for her family. But when her youngest child was killed in a car accident, Shelby started to falter.

SSDI may be an option for those under 50

You work as hard as you can. You’ve been providing for yourself for awhile now. You want to keep working, but you have an injury or illness that makes it difficult. You’ve heard of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but you don’t know too much about it. Don’t you have to be 60 or older to get that? You’ve always associated Social Security with age, but that’s not necessarily correct.