Finding out that you have a severely debilitating condition can be devastating news. If your condition is expected to be out of work for a year, you should contact a Waterford (Oakland County) disability attorney to see if you qualify for benefits. These attorneys will be able to evaluate your case for free and let you know whether or not it will be worth your time to apply for disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reported that as of December 2011, 29,845 people were receiving SSDI Benefits and 21,175 were receiving SSI benefits in Oakland County.
If you have questions about your disability application, you can visit a local SSA Office. A few options near the Waterford area are listed below:
1280 Pontiac Rd
Pontiac, MI 48430
60 East Grand Ave
Highland Park, MI 48203
28657 Cherry Hill Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
Waterford Disability Attorneys
You should strongly consider hiring a Waterford social security attorney or advocate prior to applying for social security disability. If you have any questions about a disability attorney in particular or the process of hiring an attorney, you can get more information here
Oakland County Bar Association 1760 S Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
If you do not live in Waterford, a Waterford social security lawyer will generally also handle cases in the following cities/towns nearby: Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Mills, Rochester, Wixom, Troy, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Novi, Fenton, Clawson, Berkley and Southfield.
Waterford SSD Hearings
The disability hearing is the stage in the application process, where you have the best chance of being approved for disability. All Waterford residents will have their hearings held at the Flint, MI hearing office. Your Waterford disability attorney will be familiar with this office, since he or she will have likely attend hearings in the past at this office on behalf of other claimants.
As of March 2013, the wait time at the Flint Office to have a hearing scheduled is 298 days. If you have an extremely severe medical or financial situation, you contact your congressman and request that he makes a congressional inquiry to have your hearing scheduled faster.
400 Monroe Street, Suite 290
Detroit, MI 48226-2960
Phone: (313) 964-9960
Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Flint hearing office had 6 judges assigned to handle the hearings. Those judges were able to hear a total of 919 hearings and have thus far rendered a decision on 82.90% of the hearings. 99.8% of the hearings held in this time period, were in-person hearings.
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Here is more information on hiring a social security attorney in other cities in Michigan: