The Application Process for Social Security Disability Benefits
A resident of Michigan who is not able to report for work for a year or more due to an injury or illness may apply for a Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit. This way, the worker may still receive some money to make ends meet as he continues with his full recovery. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has dozens of field offices within Michigan where an individual may submit the required documents to apply for an SSD. Going to the field office is advisable if the person wishes to ask questions directly from an employee of the SSA or the claims representative. However, SSD benefits may also be filed online through the SSA portal. This route is convenient if you are already familiar with the application process and have not been denied a claim within the last 60 days. Unfortunately, the majority of those who file for SSD claims are not aware of what they need to know before submitting the documents. Below is a guide.