If you can’t work because of a disability or medical condition, you may qualify for financial benefits. An experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers in Canton can help you get them.
If you’ve been employed and have paid your Social Security taxes, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is something that may cover you if you are unable to work due to disability. The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax — those small amounts of money deducted from your paychecks — makes this insurance program possible and available to almost every working person in the United States.
Both SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the two major disability programs provided by the federal government. SSI pays benefits based on financial need and is not based on your work history.
To apply for benefits you must have a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. After a successful application process, monthly benefits are paid to you if you are unable to work for a year or more because of your disability. Benefits usually begin when your workers’ compensation benefits are exhausted, and continue until you are able to return to work.
Finding an attorney to work with before applying for benefits can make a big difference to the outcome. An attorney can ensure your medical condition qualifies for SSDI benefits, help you assemble all the information you need to make a successful application, and make informed decisions every step of the way.
Many — over half — SSDI claims are initially denied because requested records are not included. Working with an experienced social security disability lawyer serving the Canton Township in Michigan can help you avoid this common problem, as well as resolve other issues that can come up when making a disability claim.
While it’s best to get some legal advice before making your application, many applicants don’t think about consulting an attorney until their claim is denied. Wherever you are in the application process, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the system.
Oftentimes your employer — maybe someone in your human resources department if you work for a larger company — can make a referral, but if that isn’t an option you can go online and review a local lawyer directory for appropriate law firms.
The legal team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. are local social security disability specialists who have successfully helped many individuals and families through the SSDI application process. We are also familiar with many of the doctors, SSI case examiners, and administrative judges who may be reviewing your application. Let us put our skills and talents to work for you.
Contact us for a free consultation at 866-MICH-LAW or use our convenient online contact form.
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