Michiganders have the opportunity to apply for three different benefit programs once health issues force them to stop working. The three disability programs are designed to help disabled people make ends meet once they’re unable to work. Even better, you may qualify for payments from both state and federal programs each month.
Each program has different payment amounts, medical screening questions and even financial limits for eligible applicants. Chowning & Edgar can help you figure out which program you could qualify for, and help you through the application process to achieve a more favorable outcome.
Here’s the order we believe most Michigan disability claimants should apply for these benefit programs to maximize their payments:
Here’s how to tell whether you’re eligible for Michigan disability benefits through the SSDI program before you apply:
If you answered “yes” to these three questions, and you have a qualifying medical issue, you can apply for Michigan disability benefits through the SSDI program.
From the start of your application, having an experienced SSDI lawyer on your side can greatly improve your chances of being approved for disability benefits. We'll review your case for FREE and guide you through the application process so you can receive the maximum benefits as quickly as possible.
If you haven’t paid FICA taxes or worked in 5+ years, you could apply for Michigan disability through SSI instead. Federal assistance through SSI helps disabled, blind and aged Americans get by each month. It has very strict eligibility rules for those that apply. In fact, most are identical to Michigan’s disability assistance program. While SSI pays less money each month, you can potentially qualify at age 65 without being blind or disabled.
If approved for either SSDI or SSI, you probably qualify for state-based Michigan disability payments as well. And if your condition isn’t expected to keep you from working for 12 months, apply for Michigan SDA first! Here are the basic requirements to apply for Michigan disability through the state’s SDA program:
If you feel that you might be entitled to receive social security benefits due to a disability or other circumstance, or you have a question or concern about your benefits, our firm is here to help. We are experts at dealing with the Social Security forms and processes and are committed to getting you the benefits you need. Chowning & Edgar represents clients everywhere in Michigan.
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Chowning & Edgar PLLC is located in Grand Blanc, MI and serves clients in Flint, Saginaw, Detroit, Lansing, Pontiac, Lapeer, Birch Run, Burton, Clarkston, Clio, Corunna, Davison, Durand, Fenton, Flushing, Frankenmuth, Goodrich, Holly, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Lake Orion, Swartz Creek and Waterford. We also handle cases for clients throughout the State of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula.
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