Social Security Disability: 8 Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits #social #security #disability #attorney #sacramento


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Social Security Disability: 8 Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), most people naturally think about the reasons why they should be granted benefits. You may find it useful, however, to turn the perspective around and understand the reasons why you might be denied SSDI or SSI benefits. In some cases, the reasons are beyond your control. In other instances, though, you may be able to avoid doing something that results in a denial.

1. You Earn Too Much Income

For SSDI, which is the benefit program for workers who have paid into the Social Security system over multiple years, one of the most basic reasons you could be denied benefits is that, when you apply, you are working above the limit where it is considered “substantial gainful activity” (SGA). This means you earn too much money to be considered disabled. You are allowed to work a small amount when you’re applying for and collecting SSDI, but not over the SGA limit, which is $1,170 per month in 2017 (for nonblind people). The figure is adjusted annually. Income from investments does not count toward the SGA only work income counts, as it shows your ability to work. For the details, including what counts as SGA for the self-employed, see Nolo’s article on SGA for Social Security .

As to SSI, which is the disability benefit for low-income people, when you apply for SSI, you can’t be making over the substantial gainful activity level (although after approval you can earn more money than that). But there’s a limit on all earned and unearned income for SSI, around $1,500 per month, that applies both when you’re applying for benefits and when you’re collecting benefits. And any time your income is over $740-$800, your SSI payment will be reduced, by a somewhat complicated formula. If you make about $1,500 or more, your payment would be reduced to zero; in other words, you won’t qualify for SSI.

2. Your Disability Won’t Last Long Enough or Isn’t Severe Enough

To qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must believe that your impairment is severe enough to last at least 12 months or result in your death. The only exception to this duration requirement is for blind SSI applicants.

Many claims like those based on bone fractures resulting from acute trauma, such as automobile or motorcycle accidents are denied because they are not likely to cause disability for 12 months. Almost all bone fractures heal in less than a year. However, if you have severe bone fractures that aren’t healed after six months, the SSA is then likely to think your impairment will last a year. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

In addition, your medical condition must cause you severe limitations to qualify for SSDI or SSI. Most claims are denied simply because the applicant’s impairment was not severe enough (for more information, see Nolo’s article Social Security Disability: How Claims Are Decided ).

3. The SSA Cannot Find You

The SSA and Disability Determination Services (DDS) the agency that determines your medical eligibility for benefits must be able to communicate with you regarding your application. If these agencies cannot reach you to schedule examinations or communicate with you about critical matters, your benefits may be denied. If you name a representative (such as an attorney) to handle your paperwork, you may not need to get in touch with the SSA, but be sure to stay in touch with your representative or attorney. If you move while your application is being considered, make sure the SSA knows how to contact you. Claimants (those who are applying for Social Security disability) get denied every day because the SSA cannot find them.

4. You Refuse to Cooperate

Your medical records are vital to granting your disability. If you refuse to release those records to the SSA, your claim will likely be denied. Similarly, the SSA may need additional information about your impairments, either because your treating doctor’s medical records are incomplete or because you have no regular treating doctor. In these instances, the SSA will request that you be examined by an SSA doctor, during something called a consultative examination (CE), at government expense. In some cases, the SSA will require you to attend more than one CE. If you refuse to attend or request that the SSA make a determination based on the medical records already in your file, you may be denied disability because of inadequate medical information or failure to attend the CE.

If you can’t make it to a scheduled CE because of the time or location, talk to your claim examiner so the DDS can schedule a CE at a time or place that is convenient for you. If you repeatedly fail to show up for a CE, your claim will most likely be denied.

5. You Fail to Follow Prescribed Therapy

If you are being treated by a doctor, but fail to follow the doctor’s prescribed therapy when you have the ability to do so, you can be denied disability benefits. However, the SSA recognizes certain legitimate excuses for failing to follow the doctor’s orders (which can be for taking medicine, going to therapy appointments, or undergoing surgery).

Acceptable medical excuses. Failure to follow prescribed therapy can be excused for reasons beyond your control. Some examples follow.

  • You have a mental illness so severe that you cannot comply with prescribed therapy.
  • You have a fear of surgery so intense that surgery would not be appropriate. Your treating doctor must confirm the severity of your fear to the DDS consulting doctor.
  • You physically cannot follow prescribed therapy without assistance for example, because of paralysis of the arms or cataracts caused by diabetes.

Acceptable nonmedical excuses. It is possible that you cannot follow a prescribed therapy for a reason that has nothing to do with your medical condition. Acceptable nonmedical excuses for failing to follow prescribed therapy follow.

  • You don’t have the money to pay for treatment.
  • Your religious beliefs prohibit you from receiving medical therapy.
  • Your doctor prescribes treatment that another doctor disagrees with.

Additionally, for the SSA to deny your claim for failing to follow therapy, the therapy that you fail to follow must be one that is clearly expected to restore your ability to do substantial gainful activity. If your treating doctor tells the SSA that the prescribed therapy is not likely to result in your ability to work, the SSA won’t fault you if you don’t follow such therapy.

6. Your Disability Is Based on Drug Addiction or Alcoholism

The SSA will deny benefits to someone whose drug addiction or alcoholism (DAA) is a contributing factor to his or her disability. The key factor a DDS medical consultant must consider when making a DAA determination is whether or not the SSA would still find you disabled if you stopped using drugs or alcohol.

7. You Have Been Convicted of a Crime

Certain conditions related to conviction of a crime or imprisonment will prevent you from receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits. They are as follows.

  • You are in prison after being convicted of a felony, unless you are in a court-approved rehabilitation program that is likely to result in your getting a job when you get released, and your release is expected to occur within a reasonable amount of time.
  • You were injured while committing a felony and were convicted of the crime. The impairment or the worsening of an existing impairment that you suffered during the commission of a felony cannot be used as a basis for applying for disability benefits.
  • You were injured while in prison. The impairment or the worsening of an existing impairment that you suffered while you were in prison cannot be used to obtain benefits. But you can generally receive benefits after being released from prison.

However, it’s worthwhile to apply for SSDI benefits even if one of the above situations apply to you, because even if you can’t get cash benefits, you may be granted a period of benefit-free disability that will “freeze” your earnings record. keeping your eventual disability, retirement, or dependents benefits from decreasing.

Note these situations do not prevent you from receiving SSI disability benefits, although being incarcerated does keep you from collecting SSI benefits .

8. You Commit Fraud

If you obtain disability benefits by dishonest means, the SSA can terminate your benefits and prosecute you for fraud. If you obtained benefits through fraud on the part of someone working for the SSA, your benefits can also be terminated.

For More Information

If your claim has been denied for one of these reasons, see Nolo’s article Social Security Disability: Deciding Whether to Appeal a Denied Claim. Or, for more information in general about Social Security disability in general including tips on applying for benefits, appealing a denial of benefits, and understanding detailed medical listings see Nolo’s Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting Keeping Your Benefits . by David A. Morton III, M.D. (Nolo).

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SSDI AND LONG-TERM DISABILITY

Life can get pretty complicated for the disabled. Especially if you are also receiving benefits from under a group long-term disability plan. Most group long term disability policies require that you pursue social security disability benefits. Moreover, these policies require that you reimburse the insurance company from the back benefits of any social security disability award. In our experience most of our social security disability clients appreciate their long-term disability insurance company and the benefits they are providing, and are happy to pay the insurance company back if they get social security disability; but many find their LTD carrier is just a little too aggressive in assisting them. Once you have filed your claim for social security disability, your long term disability insurance company will probably tell you that if you hire their representative – usually office in another part of the country “to help you get social security disability there will be no charge.

Free is good; why would you not use the insurance company’s lawyer in your social security disability case? Because, your insurance company has told you a half truth. Due to the fact that you must reimburse your insurance company from social security disability back payments, by choosing their lawyer you save NO MONEY yourself; But you do save the insurance company money! Let’s explain.

In order to understand what is really going on, you need to understand the basics of your group disability policy. You should request a copy of this policy if you do not have it. There are, however, several features that are uniformly a part of the group disability plans:

The Offset for Social Security Disability Benefits

Perhaps this is one of those terms you have heard but are not quite sure about. Absence unusual circumstances, your group disability benefits will be reduced by the amount of social security disability that you receive. So for example, if you are eligible for a LTD policy benefit of $1000 per month, but also receive $600 in social security disability benefits (not adjusted for COLA) per month, your LTD will only pay you $400. This is simply enough, and works easily enough if you get your social security disability about the same time as you start receiving your LTD benefit. But the massive delays in securing a favorable social security disability award have created complications. If you are like most Americans it may take two years to finally win your social security disability benefits. In our above example, the insurance company would have to pay you the full $1000 a month, since you were not yet getting your social security disability. As you might imagine, insurance companies did not like holding the bag as they waited for the government to pay a legitimate social security disability claim. To deal with this problem, LTD group disability policies started offering a pay me now, or pay me later option: (i) reduce LTD benefits in the amount of the estimated social security disability benefit (i.e. the social security benefit the government should; be paying) or (ii) require their insured to pay the insurance company back when they finally get their social security disability. As you might imagine, most disabled choose the pay later (after all, monthly income is down considerably. To document this obligation, the insurance company typically requires the signing of a Reimbursement Agreement.

The Reimbursement Obligation

For many on LTD benefit, the reimbursement obligation means one thing: all the money in social security disability back benefits goes to the insurance company. THIS IS NOT TRUE. In Most cases, your long-term disability carrier has no right that that part of your social security disability benefit that represents the Cost of Living Adjustment. Over time, this COLA is very significant.

You can take control of this important decision.

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EEOC Sues O’Reilly Auto Parts for Disability Bias

Company Refused to Accommodate Employee With Seizure Disorder, Then Fired Him, Federal Agency Charges

MADISON, Wis. – O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. a national retailer doing business as O’Reilly Auto Parts, violated federal law by denying the manager of its Beloit, Wis. store an accom modation for his disability and then firing him, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.

According to John Rowe, director of EEOC’s Chicago District, which includes Wisconsin, the agency’s investigation revealed that in February 2011, Heath Craft was diagnosed with seizure disorder. On March 9, Craft notified O’Reilly of his impairment and requested a one-month leave of absence for treatment. O’Reilly did not engage him in a good-faith interactive process about his leave request and instead fired him on March 31, 2011.

Denying an employee a reasonable accommodation and then firing him because of his disability violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC filed suit after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The agency seeks lost wages and compensatory and punitive damages for Craft, an order barring future discrimination, and other relief. The suit, captioned EEOC v. O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. d/b/a O’Reilly Auto Parts (Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-710), was filed Sept. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in Madison and assigned to U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb.

“O’Reilly’s website states: ‘O’Reilly believes in. treating our customers and fellow team members in the same way that we would like to be treated,'” Rowe said. “Unfortunately, it appears that the company is not complying with its own principles. All Mr. Craft wanted was a short leave of absence so he could keep on performing successfully. There was no good reason why O’Reilly denied him that accommodation and then fired him.”

EEOC Chicago Regional Attorney John C. Hendrickson added, “In our view, this is one of those cases in which a reasonable accommodation would have made all the difference. An employer would have kept a loyal and hard-working employee. The employee would have kept a needed job. That didn’t happen, apparently because of a violation of federal disability law. Our objective here will be to set things right.”

According to O’Reilly’s website, O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the United States, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional service provider markets. Founded in 1957, O’Reilly operated 3,859 stores in 39 states as of June 30, 2012.

The EEOC’s Chicago District Office is responsible for processing charges of discrimination, administrative enforcement and the conduct of agency litigation in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, with Area Offices in Milwaukee and Minneapolis. The case will be litigated by attorneys in the Milwaukee Area Office.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. Further information about the Commission is available on its website at t www.eeoc.gov.


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Benefits of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries assessed

A realistic hope for spinal cord injury patients

Date: April 29, 2016 Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Summary: Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, different types of stem cells vary in their ability to help restore function, and an ideal treatment protocol remains unclear pending further clinical research. Share:

Stem cell therapy is a rapidly evolving and promising treatment for spinal-cord injuries. According to a new literature review, published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (JAAOS), different types of stem cells vary in their ability to help restore function, and an ideal treatment protocol remains unclear pending further clinical research.

Approximately 230,000 Americans suffer life-changing acute spinal cord injuries each year. These injuries lead to neurological compromise through an inflammatory response and cell death within the spinal cord. But stem cells are considered promising because they are self-renewing human cells that can differentiate into one or more specific cell types. Ideally, treatments for spinal cord injuries would limit existing cell death, stimulate growth from existing cells, and replace injured cells.

“Stem cell treatment is a realistic hope for spinal cord injury patients,” said lead author Gregory D. Schroeder, MD, spine research and clinical fellow at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “There is high-quality basic science research, and clinical trials in humans are underway.”

The authors evaluated research findings on different types of stem cells:

  • Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), most commonly harvested from bone marrow, can prevent activation of inflammatory responses that lead to cell death. Functional recovery using MSCs in spinal cord injury patients has been mixed.
  • Peripheral nervous system stem cells can secrete nerve growth factor to aid cell growth and temporarily act as replacement cells. Limited studies are promising, with one showing marked improvement in sensory scores but no improvement in motor function.
  • Embryonic stem cells, although controversial, are resilient, and many animal studies have shown that embryonic stem cells limit inflammatory responses and promote cell growth. Very few human studies have been published about embryonic stem cell treatment for spinal cord injury patients.
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), derived from adult skin cells, are the newest stem cell being investigated for use in treating spinal cord injuries, but to date, no clinical studies have been published. Early animal studies indicate these cells offer benefits similar to those of embryonic cells without the ethical issues.

Materials provided by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . Note: Content may be edited for style and length.

  1. Gregory D. Schroeder, Christopher K. Kepler, Alexander R. Vaccaro. The Use of Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2016; 24 (4): 266 DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00375

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Benefits of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries assessed: A realistic hope for spinal cord injury patients.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 April 2016. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160429105533.htm .

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (2016, April 29). Benefits of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries assessed: A realistic hope for spinal cord injury patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 25, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160429105533.htm

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Benefits of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries assessed: A realistic hope for spinal cord injury patients.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160429105533.htm (accessed June 25, 2017).

Aug. 13, 2015 Researchers are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. The therapy uses a population of cells derived from human embryonic. read more

June 8, 2015 New research shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results show that human stem cells that are transplanted to the injured spinal cord contribute. read more

Aug. 24, 2013 Transplantation stem cells is a potential clinical therapy for repair of spinal cord injury. However, transplanted cells are especially vulnerable due to a lack of sufficient growth factors at the. read more

Jan. 27, 2013 Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a new study. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to. read more


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Social Security Disability Benefits Resources: Michigan

Disability Determination Services

At the Disability Determination Services offices accurate and prompt decisions are made on the disability benefits claims made by individuals. Decisions in this office are based on:

  • Medical Records
  • Medical and Psychological Evidence
  • Continuing Disability review
  • The applicant s own statement
Michigan Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 32654
Detroit, Michigan 48232
Telephone: 313-456-1667
Fax: 800-383-7155

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 345
Detroit, Michigan 48231
Telephone: 313-456-1443
Fax: 800-383-7155

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 4020
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003
Telephone: 269-337-3509
Fax: 800-829-7763

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 30011
Lansing, MI 48909
Professional Relations Officer
Telephone: 1-517-373-4398

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 1200
Traverse City, MI 49685
Professional Relations Officer
Telephone: 1-800-632-1097

Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

These offices are responsible for setting and conducting hearings and for releasing decisions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) regarding appeals and granting of benefits.

Michigan Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 900
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Telephone: (313) 226-2500
Fax: (313) 226-3625
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Dearborn, Detroit (Connor), Detroit (Downtown), Detroit (East), Detroit (Grand River), Detroit (Southwest), Fort Gratiot, Hamtramck, Wyandotte

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
300 West Second Street
Flint, Michigan 48502-2047
Telephone: (877) 607-9526
Fax: (810) 257-3641
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Flint-Downtown, Flint-North

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Campau Square Plaza Building, Suite 300
99 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (866) 613-2860
Fax: (616) 456-9061
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Muskegon

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
4202 Collins Road
Suite 200
Lansing, Michigan 48910
Telephone: (517) 337-2896
Fax: (517) 337-4071
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing, Owosso

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Crown Pointe Building, Suite 500
25900 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, Michigan 48237-1267
Telephone: (877) 223-6060
Fax: (248) 968-0205
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
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Welcome

Utah Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer

At the Salt Lake City law firm of Ward Harper, Attorney at Law, we help people throughout of Utah, including Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Orem, Logan, Vernal and Price, to establish their right to benefits under disability benefits programs run by the Social Security Administration. Contact our office for a free evaluation of your case.

The Social Security disability claims process can present many hurdles for people trying to establish their eligibility for benefits. I represent individuals throughout the claims process. At the third stage of the process, I represent claimants in hearings before administrative law judges to prove their disabilities and right to collect payment. I usually win by the administrative hearing stage. But if not, I appeal. I have taken cases all the way to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Success in SSDI and SSI Appeals

I have won 99% of my cases since January 2001. Through September 2010, this amounted to 940 wins and 8 losses. I have won 1665 cases since 1994. Attorney Ward Harper will personally represent you before a judge and make the decisions in your case, not an associate or paralegal.

No Legal Fees Unless We Obtain Benefits for You

I charge no attorney’s fee while we are working on your case. Our standard fee is 25 percent of past-due benefits when we collect them on your behalf, up to a maximum of $6,000, if we win before appealing to federal court, as we usually do. Future benefits are all yours. You therefore pay nothing up front to benefit from our experience and skill.

Ward Harper has focused on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases for his entire career as a lawyer (since 1988) and advocate for Utah Legal Services since 1984. With more than 26 years of experience and a proven record of success in Social Security benefits litigation, he can help you collect the benefits you need. Contact his office in Salt Lake City for a free evaluation of your claim .

Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case. An attorney’s success in past legal matters should not be relied upon to predict a successful outcome in your own case.


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Our experience with Social Security disability claims in Denver and the rest of Colorado

Michael S. Krieger

I received a Masters degree in psychology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and followed that with a law degree from the Fleming Law School at the University of Colorado.

I have been practicing law in Colorado since 1981 and have limited my practice to disability law, including Social Security disability and ERISA disability. I have handled all kinds of disability cases, both mental and physical disabilities.

My professional memberships include:

  • The Colorado Bar Association.
  • The Faculty of Federal Advocates.
  • The National Organization of Social Security Claimant s Representatives (NOSSCR).
  • The Jefferson County Bar Association.
  • Selected Top Layer Disability Law 2016 by Denver s 5280 Magazine

Please contact me for help with your Colorado Social Security disability claim.

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Denver Social Security disability lawyer

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

Information from the US Dept.of Labor (click each link below)

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is available to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. Under the Trade Act of 1974, workers whose employment is adversely affected by increased imports may apply for TAA, which includes a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. Workers may be eligible for:

Job Search Allowance

Other Reemployment Services

Additional weeks of unemployment insurance benefits following the exhaustion of regular benefits
(Trade Readjustment Allowance, TRA)

NOTE:Benefits and eligibility criteria for the Trade Adjustment Assistance change frequently. For latest information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor web site at www.doleta.gov/tradeact

Establishing Group Eligibility for TAA – You must file a petition with the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance to establish group eligibility to apply for TAA. Petitions many be filled by a group of three or more workers, their union, or an authorized representative. You can obtain forms from your nearest netWORKri Office.

Qualifying for Trade Readjustment Allowance – to qualify for trade readjustment allowances you must:

Be covered by certification

Be laid off due to lack of work in adversely affected employment

Be laid off from employment on or after the impact date and before the ending date of certification

Have worked at least 26 weeks at wages of $30 or more a week in adversely affected employment with a single firm or subdivision in the 52 week period ending with the week of separation.

Have been entitled to and have exhausted all rights to Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits

Meet the same weekly work text applicable to claimants for extended unemployment insurance benefits, including actively seeking, applying for and accepting work within your capabilities

Be enrolled in or have completed an approved training program, unless training requirement is waived by the designated state agency

For further information on the Trade Act or TAA, please contact any netWORKri office.
the office of Trade Adjustment Assistance in the U.S. Dept of Labor or any Labor Department regional office.


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Social Security Disability Benefits Resources: Michigan

Disability Determination Services

At the Disability Determination Services offices accurate and prompt decisions are made on the disability benefits claims made by individuals. Decisions in this office are based on:

  • Medical Records
  • Medical and Psychological Evidence
  • Continuing Disability review
  • The applicant s own statement
Michigan Disability Determination Services

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 32654
Detroit, Michigan 48232
Telephone: 313-456-1667
Fax: 800-383-7155

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 345
Detroit, Michigan 48231
Telephone: 313-456-1443
Fax: 800-383-7155

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 4020
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003
Telephone: 269-337-3509
Fax: 800-829-7763

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 30011
Lansing, MI 48909
Professional Relations Officer
Telephone: 1-517-373-4398

Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 1200
Traverse City, MI 49685
Professional Relations Officer
Telephone: 1-800-632-1097

Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

These offices are responsible for setting and conducting hearings and for releasing decisions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) regarding appeals and granting of benefits.

Michigan Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 900
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Telephone: (313) 226-2500
Fax: (313) 226-3625
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Dearborn, Detroit (Connor), Detroit (Downtown), Detroit (East), Detroit (Grand River), Detroit (Southwest), Fort Gratiot, Hamtramck, Wyandotte

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
300 West Second Street
Flint, Michigan 48502-2047
Telephone: (877) 607-9526
Fax: (810) 257-3641
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Flint-Downtown, Flint-North

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Campau Square Plaza Building, Suite 300
99 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (866) 613-2860
Fax: (616) 456-9061
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Muskegon

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
4202 Collins Road
Suite 200
Lansing, Michigan 48910
Telephone: (517) 337-2896
Fax: (517) 337-4071
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Battle Creek, Jackson, Lansing, Owosso

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Crown Pointe Building, Suite 500
25900 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, Michigan 48237-1267
Telephone: (877) 223-6060
Fax: (248) 968-0205
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

MICHIGAN:
Farmington, Highland Park, Livonia, Mt. Clemens, Northwest, Pontiac, Roseville, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights