If you are not too sure how to go about applying for disability benefits in the Dearborn area, you should contact a Dearborn (Wayne County) social security attorney or advocate for help. Disability Benefits (SSDI and SSI) are meant for individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported that as of December 2011, 68,850 people were receiving SSDI Benefits and 81,910 were receiving SSI benefits in Wayne County.
If need assistance with your disability application, you can visit the local SSA office closest to you. A few options are listed below:
19853 W. Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124
26200 21 Mile Rd
Chesterfield, MI 48051
140 North Crooks
Clawson, MI 48017
Dearborn Social Security Attorneys
Hiring a Dearborn disability attorney can significantly improve your chances of being approved for benefits. Your attorney will help you fill out your application, communicate with the SSA on your behalf and file all necessary paperwork to appeal (If your claim is denied).
More information on hiring an attorney can be found here.
A Dearborn Social Security lawyer will also handle disability claims for other Wayne County workers, as well as those in cities such as Livonia, Oakland, Lincoln Park, Dearborn Heights, Southgate, and Taylor. They could also represent those applying for disability benefits in Monroe, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association will have information on disability attorneys in Dearborn.
645 Griswold, Suite 1356
Detroit, MI 4822
Dearborn Disability Hearings
In the state of Michigan, only 29.7% of claims are approved at the initial claim stage. Most of these individuals will have to attend a disability hearing in order to be approved for benefits. Dearborn residents will have to travel to Detroit for their disability hearing.
Currently it takes 330 days to have a hearing scheduled with the Detroit Office. This is due to the fact there are currently 6,566 cases pending in the Detroit Office. Between October 2012 and January 2013, there were a total of 1,999 hearings and 73.4% of them have already received a decision on their claim. If you live too far away from the Detroit office, you can request a video hearing. About 8% of claimants had a video hearing between October 2012 and January 2013.
Administrative Law Judges are in charge of the hearings. The Detroit office has a total of 12 judges who were able to resolve about 2.6 hearings per day each. A Dearborn disability attorney will be familiar with these judges and can tailor your case to the liking of the judge who is assigned to hear your case.
It can be difficult to wait over a year to wait to receive your benefits. If you have extreme medical condition, you can contact your local congressman to see if he would be able to have your hearing scheduled faster.
19855 West Outer Drive
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 278-2936
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