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Michigan Reinstates Reconsideration in the Disability Appeal Process

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Appeals
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Michigan reinstated reconsideration in October of this year, the first step in the Social Security disability appeal process. Reconsideration has been an important step in the appeal of disability benefits. Nonetheless, 10 states, including Michigan, eliminated the reconsideration step in 1999 to explore ways to reengineer the disability process. According to Social Security’s website, “reconsideration […]

SSD and SSI Benefits Function Reports

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • SSDI
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An important part of your application for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income Benefits is the “Function Report” (form SSA 3373). This form is also called an “activities of daily living” questionnaire. I cannot stress the importance of this form as it is used by Social Security to determine your functioning and what you […]

What are Social Security Work Credits?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • SSDI
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What are Social Security Work Credits? To determine who is eligible for various Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a system of credits that establish whether you can file for SSDI. Typically, the number of credits required in order to be eligible for benefits is 40. The maximum number of […]