Filing a Disability Application in Michigan


Social Security Disability form and Social Security card

Filing the Disability Application

Filing a Social Security Disability Application can be a daunting task and very complicated.  You can file your  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Application  online,  by calling SSA to make an appointment with your local Social Security office to file or by visiting your local  office.   You can’t file the  Supplemental Security Income (SSI) application online so you will need to call SSA to schedule an appointment with your  local Social Security office to file it.   You should have an experienced Disability Advocate such as one from Disability Specialist Center LLC represent and assist you with  the  disability application  since it is  very detail oriented.   You will be asked  to list all of your physical and mental conditions that limit your ability to work, the jobs that you have held in the past 15 years and information about your medical treatment (which should include your Doctors and hospital treatment information).

Completing Additional Forms

Once your Application is filed,  your case  will be sent to Disability Determination  Service (DDS) to determine whether you are disabled.  Your medical records will be requested and reviewed.  They will send you more forms to complete regarding your daily activities.   Sometimes you will also receive additional forms for a third party to complete which should be completed by a family member or friend that knows about your daily functioning. It is imperative that you are honest in your answers regarding how your medical conditions affect your daily activities such as dressing, bathing, sleeping habits, ability to do house and yard work, social activities and shopping.   The forms also include questions about your abilities such as standing, walking, sitting, lifting, bending, problems with memory, concentration and completing tasks etc. These forms must be completed accurately.  Your  Advocate will be able to assist you throughout the application process and if denied they will appeal your decision for you.

Disability Specialist Center, LLC represents individuals in Michigan. For a free case evaluation, please call (248) 788-6840 or complete the case evaluation on our website disabilityspecialistcenter


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