Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you’re unable to work because of a medical condition, catastrophic injury, or long term disability that is expected to last at least one year, you could get benefits paid by The Social Security Administration. In most cases, you will need a Social Security Card to apply for disability, but you could still be entitled to benefits without one.
The two benefits paid are Social Security Disability (SSD) payments for all qualified disabled persons and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for qualified disabled individuals who are at lower income levels.
You should make a claim for disability benefits soon after becoming disabled. It can take at least three to five months just to process the application. A final decision can take longer. The decision to approve or deny is made by the Disability Determination Services agency in Michigan.
Social Security Disability Claim Denials Are Common, So Don’t Panic
“About 70% of all Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income claims are denied upon first application,” says Terry Cochran, senior partner at Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., law firm, Livonia.
To improve your chances of being approved for what is rightfully yours, you should contact a social security disability lawyer if your application is denied. A lawyer can give you the correct advice and guidance to help you win your case.
If you think you are eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income you should review the requirements. You can use the screening tool on the Social Security Benefits website to find out if you qualify, then apply online. Hiring an attorney may be unnecessary unless your application is denied, but it will depend on the complexity of your case.
If your application is denied, you will need to file an appeal within 60 days and consider hiring a social security attorney to represent you. A hearing before an administrative law judge is then arranged. The judge assigned to your case will look at your medical records and decide if your appeal is successful.
Social Security Office, Flint MI
If you live in the Flint area, you can visit your local Social Security Office for help with your application. The Flint social security office address is 1149 Robert T Longway Blvd. The hours of operation are 9 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday.
Social Security Advocate vs. an Attorney: What is the Difference?
You can choose to work with an advocate or a lawyer. An advocacy referral service may decide that an attorney is better qualified to represent you at your Social Security Disability hearing.
An attorney at our law firm possesses the training and knowledge needed to have the necessary proofs met, and the work due, ready at the time of your trial.
Your medical records and any evidence must be submitted to the administrative law judge to be admitted. If not properly submitted, the judge might not consider information that is vital to winning your claim.
A social security lawyer specializing in disability appeals at our law firm can help you.
The Impact of Michigan Law on Social Security Disability
If you can get Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income, you could access workers’ comp benefits. However, some funds in a workers’ comp award have to be paid back to Social Security.
A social security short-term disability lawyer can advise you on the best way to meet pay-back requirements. An attorney specializing in Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income cases in Michigan can help you with the legal issues involved.
Choose a Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. Social Security Disability Attorney
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help you win your case. Our Social Security Disability attorneys will arrange for your compensation to be sent as prorated monthly payments based on Michigan life expectancy tables. This will minimize the impact of pay-backs to Social Security. To get help with your claim, call our law office at (866) 868-3779 for a free consultation.
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The social security administration bases its decision on these criteria:
- Are you working?
- Is your medical condition severe?
- Is your medical condition on the state agency List of Impairments?
- Can you do the work you did before?
- Can you do any other type of work?
Getting the help you need on your social security disability claim
Due to Cochran, Kroll & Associates’ vast experience in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation we can be of crucial importance in the success of an appeal because we understand how to present evidence on disabilities and explain why they prevent employment.
Contact us as soon as you are denied Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits and use our expertise in appealing adverse decisions and receiving the payments to which you and your family are entitled.
Call the social security disability lawyers in Michigan for a free case evaluation
If you believe you are a victim, let Cochran, Kroll & Associates fight for your rights. There is no obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a recovery is made.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.