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Grand Rapids, Michigan, Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you cannot work due to a physical or mental condition, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

The process begins with filing an initial application for disability benefits. Most claims are denied at the initial application stage. However, many applications are denied because claimants do not submit all of the proper documentation for their disability. Having an attorney for the initial application is particularly beneficial for claimants over the age of 50 because Social Security applies special rules when determining eligibility for disability benefits.

If an application for disability benefits is denied, the next step is to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. It is imperative to properly work up the case prior to having a disability hearing. Having an experienced disability attorney who is familiar with your medical condition(s) and the nuances of the Social Security Administration’s rules will give you the optimal chance of success.

If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition, contact us. Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of disability claims from the initial application through the appeals process, as well as judicial review in the United States District Court. To discuss your case with an experienced lawyer at McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane, PLLC, call 616-426-9609 or fill out the contact us form on this site.