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Denied Social Security Disability (SSD) in Michigan? Discuss your choices with a seasoned SSD Attorney

As an experienced Social Security Disability Law Office, we have five questions to ask to determine if you can receive SSD benefits.

First, are you working?

If you are and your income averages more than $1000 a month, you usually cannot be considered disabled.

Second, is your condition debilitating?

Your condition must interfere with standard job-related activities for your claim to be considered.

Third, is your condition found on the listing of disabling impairments?

Social Security maintains a list of impairments for each body system that suggest you are disabled. If your condition is not on the listing, Social Security will determine if your disability is comparable to the impairments listed.

Fourth, can you perform the work you did formally?

If your condition is severe, but not comparable to one of the listed impairments from Social Security, the court will determine if your condition interrupts the ability to the work you did for the last fifteen years. If the court finds that you can still perform work related duties, it is likely your SSD case will be denied.

Finally, can you do any other kind of work?

If you cannot do the work you did for the last fifteen years, the court will decide if you can do other kinds of work. The court will consider your age, education, previous work experience, and other transferable abilities. They then evaluate the demands of other occupations to see if could perform the work.  If you cannot perform any other kind of work it is likely that your SSD will be accepted.

Even if your case has already been rejected or you have a condition that does not allow you to work, call the Mortimer Law Firm today to talk to a knowledgeable Social Security Disability attorney. Our offices are located in Traverse City, Alpena, and Petoskey, Mi.