Social Security Attorneys in Detroit, Southfield and Westland Michigan
Everyday thousands of individuals suffer from a serious illness or disability that prevents them from working. The good news is that the government allows those individuals to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The bad news is that more than 50% of all applications for Social Security Disability benefits are initially denied. In our opinion, this is primarily because individuals attempt to deal with the complex social security system on their own first and do not seek the assistance of attorneys until an appeal is necessary. Our team of skilled attorneys is poised to help you get your benefits the first time or, if you have already been denied, to jump in and handle the appeal on your behalf.
To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must demonstrate that you have met the baseline criteria. You must meet the following qualifications: being off of work for at least twelve months, or reasonably anticipate that your condition will result in missing work for at least twelve months.
If your application is rejected, you have the right to appeal this decision and elect a hearing with an administrative law judge. There is a limited amount of time in which to file the appeal, usually 60 days or less, and we strongly recommend that you engage one of our experienced attorneys to assist you with this phase. Remember, your initial request was denied.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay any money up front and there are no hourly fees, you can rest assured that you will have a zealous advocate in your corner without requiring you to expend precious funds upfront. We only get paid if we win.