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Social Security Disability Insurance in Detroit

Differences between Detroit SSI and SSDI benefits

The Social Security Administration has two Social Security Disability benefit programs for individuals who are disabled. Claimants may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Detroit if they are disabled with a mental or physical health condition which is so severe it is expected to last for 12 continuous months and does not allow them to perform substantial activity.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Detroit is financed through Social Security employment taxes paid by employers and employees. If you are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration and have met the work-length requirements, which typically are 20-40 work credits, you may be eligible for Detroit SSDI benefits. The amount of work credits needed varies based on your age at the time of your disability. Most full-time workers can earn approximately 4 work credits per year.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Detroit may also be available for widows, widowers, or dependents of a wage earner who is deceased, retired or disabled and is receiving or has received SSDI benefits.

What if you have not worked and you are not insured? Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, in Detroit pays monthly Social Security Disability benefits to individuals who are disabled, aged or have a Social Security blindness disability. Supplemental Security Income was created specifically for individuals who have limited income and resources and do not have the work history to qualify for SSI.


Detroit Social Security Lawyers

Filing disability in Detroit with disability attorneys

Yes, you can file for disability benefits on your own. Will you have the reassurance that you are handling everything correctly? Probably not. That simple feeling of reassurance is the primary reason people choose to hire disability attorneys in Detroit. With the guidance of an SSI or SSDI lawyer you can be sure to have filed a disability case that is complete and accurate. Having a complete file is more than just filling out the proper paperwork. You also need records and past historical documents for medical and work history. Disability benefits attorneys and advocates in Detroit also are by your side in court, capable of arguing your case for you with opening and closing statements. From beginning to end, your social security attorney knows everything that is going on with your disability case. Get a Detroit lawyer in your corner and give your case the attention it deserves!

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits in Detroit, Michigan

How do I qualify for social security in Detroit? Do I have options when applying for disability? You can file for disability and see if you qualify for SSI or SSDI with the local Detroit social security office. Detroit, Michigan, is in the Chicago region which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. In the Chicago region there are 224 local field offices to service all the residents of the six states. To apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Detroit, you can contact the Social Security Administration in Detroit, Michigan, in three ways:

Determinations Services (DDS) Office Located in Michigan:
The Disability Determination Services office will review a claimant's medical records and make a determination of whether or not they are disabled.

Lural Baltimore, Area Administrator
Disability Determination Service
P.O. Box 30011
Lansing, MI 48909
1-800-366-3404

John DeSpelder, Area Administrator
Disability Determination Service
P.O. Box 1200
Traverse City, MI 49685
1-800-632-1097

Randy Griswold, Area Administrator
Disability Determination Service
P.O. Box 4020
Kalamazoo, MI 49003
1-800-829-7763

Otis Kern, Area Administrator
Disability Determination Service
P.O. Box 345
Detroit, MI 48231
1-800-383-7155

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Michigan

In the Chicago Region the main Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is located in Chicago, Illinois. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review will schedule and conduct the Social Security Disability appeal hearings.

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Chicago Region services residents in the six state area comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. You can reach the Chicago Regional Office at the address below.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Suite 2901
200 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Michigan Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review:
Each request for a hearing is processed by one of Social Security's 25 hearing offices. The address, location, phone number, and hours of operation for the hearing office in Detroit is listed below:

Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 900
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Telephone: (888) 748-7696
Fax: (313) 226-3625

This Social Security Administration office services the following field offices:
Michigan:
Detroit Downtown, Detroit East, Detroit Southwest, Dearborn, Wyandotte, Grand River, Hamtramck, Fort Gratiot


Detroit Social Security Office locations:

Social Security Administration
26840 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48420
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
477 Michigan Ave
McNamara Bldg, Room 1550
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
9222 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48204
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
19251 Mack Ave
Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48236
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
5715 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48210
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
3400 Conner St
Detroit, MI 48215
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
10201 W Seven Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213