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How You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

Dec. 10, 2019

If you are trying to get benefits for yourself or a loved one with disabilities, it can be stressful and you may be unsure about where to begin. If you are disabled in any way, you may be entitled to benefits. Finding the right Social Security lawyer in Metro Detroit can help you to get what you deserve. In Michigan, 70 percent of individuals who apply for Social Security get denied their first time around. Whether you are applying for the first time or have already been denied, you must first be aware of how you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

What To Know About Applying For Disability Benefits

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, your overall family income as well as other resources are taken into consideration. Social Security uses both medical disability criteria and non-medical criteria to determine whether you qualify for Social Security disability. Upon submission of your application, you will be asked to provide personal information such as medical records, school records as well as a list of people close to you. All information about your disability will be reviewed by state agency doctors and staff, who will decide whether or not you are disabled. In order to receive Social Security, you must:

  • Not be earning more than $1,070 per month

  • Have a medical condition that interferes with basic work-related activities

  • Have a condition that limits you from doing the same work you previously have done

  • Have a disability that has lasted/is expected to last for at least one full year, or result in death

How To Apply For SSD

If you are ready to apply for SSD, there are several ways that you can go about doing this. Application methods include:

  • Contact the Social Security Administration at 1 (800) 722-1213 to complete an application over the phone.

  • Visit your local Social Security office to apply in person.

  • Contact Grech Law Firm at 586-203-3125 to clear up any confusion that you may have and to complete the SSD application.

Grech Law Firm: The Social Security Disability Lawyers You Can Trust

Are you seeking a Social Security disability lawyer who will work with your best interests in mind? At Grech Law Firm, we don’t get paid until you do. From application to appeal, Grech Law Firm will be with you every step of the way. We always walk you through each part of the process and will fight to get you the benefits you deserve. Call us at 586-203-3125 to get started and schedule a free consultation today to get the benefits you deserve!