Sterling Heights is a major suburban area of the City of Detroit with reported a population of 129,699 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Manufacturing, retail and healthcare all play a significant role in the Sterling Heights economy.
The Social Security Administration’s region 5 office, located in Chicago, is responsible for processing new claims and distributing payments to beneficiaries. The regional office is assigned more than 10,000 new claims for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income annually and distributes payments to more than 400,000 beneficiaries.
SSDI is issued to individuals who have been disabled for a year or longer and who meet the work credit requirements under SSA guidelines. If you have a qualifying disability and have built up work credits by contributing to SSDI fund over the course of your employment, then you may be eligible for disability benefits. If you do not qualify for SSDI due to an insufficient work history, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.
Apply for Sterling Heights Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for Sterling Height Social Security Disability benefits is a complex process and one in which many people decide to seek legal help. Those who do have a Sterling Heights Social Security attorney on their side are more likely to be approved and to receive a determination earlier in the process.
Initial application approval rates in the Detroit area are about 38 percent. Those applicants initially denied benefits must go through a second review. Approval rates after the reconsideration are 9.8 percent, meaning applicants who still wish to pursue SSD benefits must file an appeal. This puts their cases in front of an Administrative Law Judge for a final determination on eligibility.
Most applicants denied SSD benefits see this unfavorable outcome due to a lack of adequate medical documentation in their case files. A Sterling Heights disability lawyer can review your application, educate you on the process and increase your chances of receiving SSD benefits. If need be, your Sterling Heights Social Security Disability attorney can argue your appeal and help you prepare for testifying in front of the ALJ.
Listed below is the contact information for the local Social Security office which accepts Sterling Heights Social Security disability applications:
Sterling Heights Social Security Disability
44400 Van Dyke Ave,
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Sterling Heights Social Security Disability Resources
To be eligible for disability benefits your application must contain sufficient documentation of medical diagnoses and treatments. It must show you’ve received ongoing medical care for the conditions that cause your disability. Paying for medical services with limited income is very challenging. Here are some of the Sterling Heights disability resources for low cost and free medical treatment, including clinics and offices in nearby communities.
Macomb Medical Clinic
2405 East 14 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
Covenant Woodward Avenue
27776 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Advantage Family Health Center
4777 E Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI 48234
The Wellness Plan, East Medical Center
4909 E Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI 48234
Nolan Family Health Center
111 W 7 Mile Rd.
Highland Park, MI 48203
23077 Greenfield Rd., Suite 489,
Southfield, MI 48075
The Wellness Plan, Northwest Medical Center
21040 Greenfield Rd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
Your Sterling Heights Disability Claim
A thorough and well constructed application is key to being approved for SSD benefits. This is exactly what a Sterling Heights disability lawyer will ensure. He or she will review your case, make sure you have the right medical documentation and walk you through the entire application process – increasing the likelihood you’ll be approved for benefits and potentially shortening the waiting period before you receive a favorable determination on eligibility. Sterling Heights disability attorneys charge nothing upfront for their services and are only paid if you receive benefits.