Social Security is a federal program meant to minimize risk for single families. Benefits are financed through a payroll tax, so people who are employed automatically pay into the system.
Disabled workers who can no longer earn wages are often eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.
You can apply for Social Security disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To be eligible for SSDI, you must have paid a sufficient amount into the system within the past 10 years of your application. SSI is available to people with a sufficiently low income.
You can apply for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits by filling out an online application or calling or visiting your local Social Security Administration office. You’ll need to provide evidence of your medical condition and your past earnings.
The review process often takes up to five months, so you need to file your disability claim soon after the incident or diagnosis. Even then, many claims are initially denied. Luckily, you can appeal a rejection up to four times until you receive the benefits you deserve, and the odds of receiving payments increase significantly for those who are persistent in their case.
You are much more likely to be successful in overturning a rejection with the legal advice from disability attorneys. In each stage of appealing a rejection, you can submit more evidence demonstrating your eligibility for benefits.
A law firm that works in personal injury and Social Security disability law has the expertise on the relevant legal issues to aid in getting you a successful claim. If you are searching for a law office to handle your case, Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., can help you. We serve clients from Grand Rapids to Detroit, Michigan.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., can help you navigate the legal issues surrounding disability claims. We offer a free consultation and only charge for our services if you win your case. Call us today at (866) 868-3779 to learn more about how we can help you.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.