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Reasons why disability claims are denied

Disability claims can be difficult to file, especially if you've never had to file one in the past. If your disability claim is denied, you need to understand the reason why and how you can work to ensure that the next time you file, it is not denied. Let's take a look at the most common reasons why disability claims are denied.

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) investigates your claim and discovers that your disability is due to the continued use of drugs or alcohol, the claim will be denied. Claims for disabilities caused by past drug or alcohol use will be approved, so make sure you stop using before submitting your claim.

What are the consequences of drugged driving?

From a young age we are told that it is illegal to drink and drive and there will be strict consequences for doing so. The same cannot always be said for driving while under the influence of drugs or medications. Because of this, drivers may not know the dangers or consequences of drugged driving.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 13 million individuals 16 or older have driven after using illicit drugs.

Defenses commonly used to fight a drunk driving charge

Being pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is stressful. Even if the officer initiated the traffic stop for another reason (speeding, swerving, failure to use a turn signal or another violation), the traffic stop can quickly turn into a DUI investigation. Let's take a look at some of the defenses that are commonly used to fight a drunk driving charge in today's post.

Duress is a defense used when the driver has been threatened with violence or death if they do not operate their vehicle. For example, they might have been carjacked or someone could have threatened to kill them if they didn't drive from one location to another.

How do I get my suspended drivers license reinstated?

Did you lose your Michigan license after being unable to pay your driver responsibility fees (DRF)? The fees were an additional penalty added to motor vehicle citations, and in the event you did not have the financial capability to pay, your license was suspended without notice.

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