I want to comment about misperceptions related to individuals applying for and/or receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Some people believe that if you cannot work due to medical problems you can just go on Social Security Disability.
As a Supplemental Security Income attorney who serves Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, and surrounding areas, I can honestly say that I have more experience than any attorney you will find with the hearing offices that serve those areas.
Grid Cases typically relate to people 50 and older, who can’t perform their relevant past work. This can lead to Social Security Disability (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits being awarded.
Did you know that when a person is approved for Social Security Disability they don’t get benefits the 1st five months they are disabled, and then they have to wait two more years to get medicare benefits?
The internet has become a major tool for finding someone to handle a Social Security Disability claim. Use it to check on complaints posted about groups who advertise. I have noticed a lot of complaints posted about nationwide firms who advertise that they can help.
I just saw a segment on 60 Minutes which included a Senator (who did not understand the rules involved, in my opinion) and a Social Security judge (who paid a low percent of claims, based on my research) claiming most people don’t deserve the benefits they receive.
You don’t need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. A third of applicants win their case just by filing an application and cooperating with the Social Security Administration. There are two ways to apply.