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Tips For a Successful SSD/SSI Claim

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Tips For Filing A Successful SSD or SSI Benefits Claim

Hire an experienced Social Security Disability Benefits Attorney

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a large and complex bureaucracy. There are thousands of rules and regulations to wade through and understand for you to have a successful disability claim. An experienced attorney is familiar with these rules and regulations. An experienced attorney knows the ins and outs of each judge’s courtroom. An experienced attorney can properly prepare you to testify in front of a federal administrative law judge. These are only a few extremely important reasons why you should hire an attorney. To learn more reasons why an attorney is a must-have in a disability case, contact us at 855-MIKE-WINS to speak with a seasoned disability attorney.

Get the Treatment you Need

SSA will not find you disabled without supporting medical documentation. There must be objective medical evidence to go along with your reported physical or mental symptoms. This includes x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, surgical reports, notes from doctor visits, therapist notes, etc. If you are without health insurance, there free and low-cost clinics located in almost every city. Your attorney can provide you with a list of such clinics.

Seek Support For Your Social Security Disability Benefits Claim

Ask your treating physician(s) to write a detailed letter explaining what specific physical and/or mental limitations prevent you from performing full-time work on a regular and continuing basis. It is not enough for the physician to simply say you are “disabled” from working. There must be specific medical limitations to support why it is you are disabled.

Communicate with your Michigan Disability Lawyer

Disability cases can take up to 24 months in some instances. If you see a new doctor, are diagnosed with a new impairment, change your phone or address, or begin working, you should immediately contact your attorney with this information.

Watch your Wages

If you are working and you earn above $1,090.00/month, you are considered to be engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) and deemed ineligible from receiving disability benefits.

Be Clear

When it comes time to have your disability hearing, be able to easily explain to the judge why your medical condition(s) prevent you from working. You need to provide the judge with specific limitations and restrictions that you suffer from as a result of your impairment(s). Be able to identify how long you can sit, stand, and walk. Be able to identify how much you can lift. Be able to explain how your pain affects your ability to concentration. Be able to explain your symptoms from you mental health impairments. Be able to explain why you cannot do certain chores, activities, and other tasks. An experienced disability attorney can assist you in organizing your thoughts and clearly express them to the judge.

Have Social Security Disability Benefits Questions? We Can Help

Please call us today at 855-MIKE-WINS or e-mail [email protected] to learn how we can help.

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