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The Social Security Disability Appeals Process

Did you file for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits and were denied? Unfortunately, this is a very common experience as most SSD claims and SSI claims are denied on the initial application. Actually, most Social Security claims are denied on the initial application and on the first appeal stage, Request for Reconsideration.

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How Much are Workers' Compensation Benefits in Michigan?

The State of Michigan Workers' Compensation system offers benefits to eligible employees who are hurt on the job or suffer a work related illness or injury. These benefits include lost wages as well as covering the cost of medical treatment for the work related illness or injury.

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Military Benefits Available for Veterans

There are many programs that may be available for Veterans. At the Grech Law Firm, our motto is "we serve those who served us!" To this end, we handle several different types of benefits claims for Veterans including service related disability benefits, pension benefits, DIC benefits, and others.

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What Happens if My Employer Denied My Workers' Comp Claim in Michigan?

When someone is injured on the job and is forced to miss time from work, Workers Compensation is supposed to cover your missed wages and your medical bills associated with the workplace injury. Unfortunately, workers comp insurance companies often deny claims that are work-related or cutt of workers' comp benefits prematurely

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Does Worker's Compensation Cover Covid-19?

With the pandemic continuing to rage on, a question I have been asked is whether worker's compensation in Michigan covers people who contracted Covid at the workplace. This is a very interesting and complex question and worthy of consideration.

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What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' Compensation is the system Michigan uses to provide wage replacement, medical expenses, and work rehabilitation benefits to employees who are hurt on the job.

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In Service Veterans Disability Benefits

First of all, if you are reading this blog, you or a close family member probably served in the United States Military. For that, I thank you. I became an accredited VA representative so that I can serve those who served!

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Social Security and Economic Impact Payments

On March 25, 2021, the Commision of Social Security, Andrew Saul, issued an update regarding Social Security's processing of Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARP.

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What is an ABLE Account?

In December 2014, the ABLE Act was passed which allows certain people with disabilities the ability to create a tax-free savings and investment account while receiving SSI benefits or Medicaid. Both SSI and Medicaid have income and resource limits, which you can check out in my prior blog, that would preclude people from having savings over $2,000.00 for a single person or $3,000.00 for a married couple.

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How Can I Be Eligible for SSI but Not SSD?

I have had many clients ask me why they would be potentially eligible for SSI benefits but not for SSD benefits. The answer to these questions requires a quick look at the two separate Social Security Disability programs.

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