What is Social Security Disability Insurance

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a federal government initiative that assists individuals who are unable to work due to a disabling condition by providing financial aid.

The program aims to assist individuals who can no longer work due to a severe disability or medical condition and are classified as disabled workers.

In order to qualify for SSDI, individuals must have a substantial work history and have made contributions to the Social Security system. Their disabling condition must prohibit them from performing their current job or any other type of work.

The financial support given to individuals is determined by their employment record and the extent of their disability.

What Types of Social Security Benefits Are There?

There are several types of benefits available to eligible individuals and their families.

Disability Benefits

Eligibility for disability benefits requires individuals to meet Social Security’s definition of disability based on a severe medical condition and have earned enough work credits through Social Security contributions.

Benefits can help individuals cover their living expenses, medical bills, and other necessities while they are unable to work.

Auxiliary Benefits

These benefits are accessible to the dependents of those who receive disability benefits.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria of being at least 62 years of age and having a spouse receiving disability benefits may be entitled to receive benefits.

Children are eligible for benefits if they meet certain criteria, including being under 18, enrolled in full-time high school, or having a disability that began before age 22.

Medicare Benefits

Medicare provides coverage for various medical services, including doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications, after a waiting period of 24 months.

Individuals who receive SSDI may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services, which can assist them in obtaining new job skills or finding employment that is better suited to their abilities. The eligibility for these services is dependent on the services in their individual state.

Your Local Social Security Office

Social Security Office Michigan

Address: 26840 W Seven Mile Rd,
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240

Toll Free Social Security Office:
Phone: 1 (800) 772-1213 or TTY: 1 (800) 325-0778

26840 W Seven Mile Rd,
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240


Social Security Office Hours

Monday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Closed on Federal Holidays.

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What Is a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

A Social Security Disability lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in assisting individuals who are pursuing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

Disability attorneys are knowledgeable about the intricate Social Security Administration rules and regulations pertaining to disability benefits.

The role of a Social Security Disability lawyer is to assist clients in comprehending the criteria for SSDI benefits, accumulating essential medical and financial records, and developing a case for submission to the administrative law judge or appeals board at the Social Security Administration.

Assistance is offered to clients throughout the entire SSDI benefits application process, gathering additional evidence, appealing denials, appeals process, and representing clients at disability hearings.

Social Security Disability lawyers commonly operate on a contingency fee basis, where they solely get compensated if the client’s benefits application gets approved.

Who Is Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration defines disability as a condition that hinders a person from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) for a minimum of one year.

There is a required waiting period of five months after the onset of disability before SSDI benefits can commence. Eligibility for SSDI depends on the individual’s age at the time of their disability onset, and the necessary number of work credits.

The disability must be expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death. The individual must be under the age of 65. If these criteria are met, the individual may be entitled to SSDI benefits to help support themselves and their families.

The SSA has a strict definition of what constitutes a qualifying disability, and not all medical conditions are considered to be disabilities under their guidelines.

To qualify for SSDI benefits, individuals must be either citizens or lawful residents of the United States.

Disability is something many Americans, especially younger people, think can only affect the lives of other people.

Thousands of young people are seriously injured or killed, often as the result of traumatic events.

Many serious medical conditions, such as cancer or mental illness, can affect the young as well as the elderly.

It is a sobering fact for 20-year-olds that more than 1-in-4 becomes disabled before reaching retirement age.

They may need to rely on the Social Security disability benefits for income support. Our disability benefits provide a critical source of financial support to people when they need it most. [1]

To become eligible for Social Security you need 40 credits (10 years of work). Younger people need fewer credits to be eligible for disability benefits or for family members to be eligible for survivor benefits. As you work and pay taxes, you earn Social Security credits. In 2014, people earned one credit for each $1,200 in earnings up to a maximum of four credits per year. [2]

About Southfield, MI

Southfield, Michigan, is a dynamic city located in Oakland County, Michigan. The city has a rich history dating back to the 1800s, and has since grown to become a bustling commercial and business center. With a population of over 71,000 people and a median household income of $60,000, Southfield continues to attract residents, businesses, and visitors from all over. In this article, we will provide an overview of some of the key features and characteristics that make Southfield unique, including its schools, parks, and bustling business district.

Southfield is home to several major universities, including Lawrence Technological University, Michigan State University and Oakland Community College. The city also houses the Southfield Public School District, which serves kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the area. With an extensive variety of educational opportunities available, Southfield offers something for everyone.

The city is also teeming with natural beauty and recreational opportunities.

Southfield is also home to an array of parks, forests and open spaces. With more than 1,000 acres of parks, Southfield residents can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year-round. One popular park in the area is the Oakwood Heritage Park, which features a playground, picnic areas, walking trails and plenty of green space for sports or relaxation. Other notable parks in the city include the Fairlane Woods Nature Preserve, which is home to a variety of wildlife species, and the Southfield Civic Center Park, located in the city center.

Finally, Southfield is also home to a bustling business district that includes many large businesses and corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Quicken Loans and Blue Cross Blue Shield. With its easy access to major highways and close proximity to Detroit, Southfield continues to be an attractive location for businesses and entrepreneurs alike.


[1] Facts | The Faces and Facts of Disability | SSA. (n.d.). Facts | the Faces and Facts of Disability | SSA. https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityfacts/facts.html

[2] Understanding Social Security. (n.d.). Understanding Social Security. https://www.michigan.gov/reinventretirement/education/decisions/understanding-social-security

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