Sterling Heights Social Security Disability Resources

Michigan workers suffering from a physical or mental impairment which keep them from being able to perform the essential duties of their job may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits in Sterling Heights, MI.

In order to qualify for SSD benefits, you will need to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your injuries are severe enough to keep you off work for at least one full year. In considering your case, the SSA will look at both your medical and non-medical information. Non-medical criteria include income and work credit verification. The SSA will also review your work history, education and skill set to determine if you may be able to put your skills to work in another field if you are unable to work your last job. After a thorough review of the non-medical information contained in your case file has been conducted, the local Michigan SSA office will forward your Sterling Heights Social Security Disability case to the Michigan Disability Determination Services where a medical review panel will make a decision on your medical eligibility using information received from your treating physician, employer, or any other credible information source. It is very important that you receive adequate healthcare from a licensed physician who can substantiate your disability claims. If there is not enough information in your medical records to back your disability claim, your case may be denied.

Currently, less than one-third of initial Social Security Disability claims filed in the state of Michigan are awarded. More often than not, claims that are denied are never appealed. Even still, appealed claims have a 78% chance of being denied a second time. If you have filed for Social Security Disability and both your initial claim and your appeal were denied, you can ask to have your Sterling Heights Social Security Disability case heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) in the Oak Park hearing office. At the hearing level more than half of the disability cases heard by an ALJ are awarded.

Sterling Heights Health Resources

Since your medical records play such a pivotal role in the outcome of your Sterling Heights SSD case, it is vital that you begin receiving treatment for your injuries as soon as they occur. If you are either uninsured or underinsured there are free and reduced-cost healthcare facilities in the Sterling Heights area to service you.

Sterling Heights Urgent Care
37771 Schoenherr Rd. #102
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 978-1300

Northeast Macomb Urgent Care
43900 Garfield Road, Suite 121
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 868-2600

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic
215 North Ave. (St. Joseph's East Hospital)
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-3750

St. John Oakland Primary Care Clinic
27472 Schoenherr Rd
Regal Court Bldg., Suite 130
Sterling Heights, MI 48088
(586) 582-7550

Central Health Service Center
43525 Elizabeth
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 465-9217

Sterling Heights Mental Health Resources

A mental impairment which precludes you from obtaining gainful employment can qualify as a disability under the Social Security Act. Make sure you seek the help of a licensed mental health professional. There are mental health facilities in Sterling Heights that may be of service to you.

Pioneer Counseling Centers
36250 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
(586) 795-0569

St. John Oakland Primary Care Clinic 
St. John Providence Health System
28000 Dequindre
Sterling Heights, MI 48092
(866) 501-3627

Value Behavioral Health 
12200 E 13 Mile Rd Ste 100
Sterling Heights, MI, 48093
(586) 578-7400

Sterling Heights Supplemental Social Security Benefits

The state of Michigan administers and pays supplemental SSD benefits to individuals approved for federal benefits under either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may qualify to receive state benefits in addition to what you receive from the federal government. Currently, the Federal Social Security Disability benefit rate is $943 for an independent individual and $1,415 for a couple.

Anyone living in Sterling Heights can apply for SSI (or SSDI) at their closest Social Security office in Michigan.

When to Find a Sterling Heights Social Security Disability Attorney

The application and review process for obtaining social security disability in Sterling Heights can prove to be a complex machine. Once your application is submitted, finally getting a decision on your Sterling Heights SSD case can take up to a year. Hiring a Sterling Heights social security disability attorney to help you win your case can be in your best interest.

Many Michigan disability attorneys will only charge a fee if they win your case. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from past due benefits or through a fee petition. The maximum an attorney can collect for representing you in your Sterling Heights Social Security Disability case is $6,000. If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Sterling Heights social security disability attorney.

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