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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.

If I have diabetes, do I have a claim to disability benefits?

Diabetes is a medical condition that can affect your life in multiple ways. Whether you have struggled with this disease for years or received this diagnosis recently, your illness could eventually affect your ability to hold regular employment. In most cases, diabetes is a condition that may make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.