Filing a Social Security Disability Benefits Appeal During COVID-19
202108.02
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Filing a Social Security Disability Benefits Appeal During COVID-19

As a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic, all Social Security offices are closed to visitors until further notice. But just because offices are closed doesn’t mean you can’t, or shouldn’t, still exercise your right to appeal Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits decisions or determinations.  Appealing a Disability Benefits Decision If your…

Take These Key Steps Immediately After an Accident
202107.07
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Take These Key Steps Immediately After an Accident

If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident that could result in a personal injury claim, contact the police so you have a record of the incident. Once you’ve received appropriate medical care, it’s critical that you take detailed notes as soon as possible after the accident. They’ll come in handy in case you…

SSI Redetermination for Children Turning 18
202101.08
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SSI Redetermination for Children Turning 18

Children who collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will have their eligibility reviewed by the Social Security Agency (SSA) when they turn 18. This “age-18 redetermination” is necessary in order to continue collecting SSI into adulthood.  If you are under age 18 and currently collect SSI, you will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration…

The Basics of Personal Injury Law
202010.09
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The Basics of Personal Injury Law

If you’ve been injured and believe you may have a personal injury case, it’s important to move quickly to obtain legal representation. Your attorney will want to get started preparing a thorough investigation of your injury as quickly as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney will know which laws apply, and what compensation you’re entitled…

What is Vocational Rehabilitation?
202009.02
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What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational rehabilitation is a free federal program to help those collecting disability to find employment that properly accommodates their needs. This process varies by state, but is generally best suited for individuals nearing recovery and looking to reenter the workforce. If you receive social security benefits, you may be wondering whether or not vocational rehabilitation…

At What Age Should You Begin Estate Planning?
202007.14
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At What Age Should You Begin Estate Planning?

One of the pitfalls of estate planning is that many people believe it does not apply to them. Many say they “are not old enough” or “don’t have enough money.” However, estate planning is something that should be discussed at every stage of life. An estate plan is like wearing a seatbelt. It gives the…

2020 Update to SSDI and SSI Applications
202005.26
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2020 Update to SSDI and SSI Applications

For those in the process of applying for social security disability or supplemental security income, a new update may impact ESL or English as Second Language applicants. Starting April 27, 2020 the Social Security Administration has ruled that the inability to communicate in English is no longer a factor in awarding benefits. What Does This…

An Update on the COVID-19 Situation
202004.06
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An Update on the COVID-19 Situation

If you are considering or in the process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may want to know how recent matters will affect your case. Understand how Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order will affect your legal case. Current SSA Appointments Social Security public offices are currently closed…

Legal Actions Against Aggressive Dogs
202003.18
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Legal Actions Against Aggressive Dogs

Perhaps you are not too sure about your neighbor’s new dog, or have noticed aggressive behavior in someone’s backyard while walking around the block. Either way, dog bites are a very serious matter. If you believe a neighborhood dog is at risk of biting others, learn what steps you can take to protect yourself and…

What Happens After Your Social Security Claim is Approved?
202003.02
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What Happens After Your Social Security Claim is Approved?

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) has been approved – congratulations! You have completed the long and arduous process of filing your claim. Now that the hardest part is over, what do you need to know? Learn how to manage your benefits and handle the next steps in the process. Collecting BenefitsAfter your…