Ann Arbor (Washtenaw County) disability attorneys are available to help residents who have become disabled and are unable to work as a result. These attorneys will help you apply for either SSDI or SSI Benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). As of December 2011, the SSA reported that there were 7,830 people receiving SSDI benefits and 5,129 were receiving SSI benefits in Washtenaw County.
In general, SSDI benefits are for those with a strong work history and SSI benefits are for those who are disabled, but do not have a strong work history. You can learn more about the two programs here or by vising one of the local SSA offices in your area:
3971 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
1040 S Winter Street
Adrian, MI 49221
23580 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Hiring an Ann Arbor Disability Attorney/Advocate
Ann Arbor disability attorneys offer free evaluations. After the evaluation, you can choose whether or not you want to hire the attorney to help you with your claim.
For more information about the benefits of hiring an attorney in Ann Arbor, click here or contact the Washtenaw County Bar Association:
101 E. Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
An Ann Arbor Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Washtenaw County, Wayne County, Lenawee County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Jackson County, Ingham County, and Oakland County: Ypsilanti, Canton, Plymouth, Romulus, Dexter, Chelsea, Jackson, Manchester, Brooklyn, Westland, Livonia, Lincoln Park, Detroit, Southfield, Royal Oak, Warren, Flint, and Sterling Heights.
Preparing for an Ann Arbor Disability Hearing
Unfortunately, the SSA is very strict when it comes to approving disability claim. Most claims are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages. The third step in the process, the disability hearings, presents the best opportunity for your disability claim to be approved. Ann Arbor residents will have to travel to the Livonia Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for their hearing.
During the hearing, you will have a chance to explain your situation to an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The Livonia Office has 11 judges and they were able to resolve hold a total of 1604 hearings from October 2012 to January 2013. Thus far, they have rendered a decision on 82.9% of those hearings.
An Ann Arbor disability will be familiar with these judges and will be able to prepare you for the hearing regardless of which judge is assigned to your case.
The average wait time at the Livonia ODAR is 309 days, with 5,746 still waiting to have their hearing. If you are wondering if it is possible to have your hearing scheduled any sooner, you should contact your congressman:
301 West Michigan Avenue Suite 400
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 481-1100
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Here is more information on hiring a social security attorney in other cities in Michigan: