Applying for Social Security Disability & SSI in Michigan

The Law Offices of Jonathan S. Mallin represent clients who are filing for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI and SSI Disability), or appealing denials of benefits (click for more information about appeals) at hearings in Michigan’s Social Security Disability Courts. In Michigan, you can apply for SSDI (work-based benefits) or SSI (need-based benefits) in-person at your local Social Security office, or by telephone, mail, or on the internet. SSI applications also require a brief telephone interview by an SSA employee to check financial eligibility. If you are going to apply in person for either SSDI or SSI, you need to locate your nearest Social Security office.


The Social Security Administration  typically sends out an initial decision (from Michigan’s Disability Determination Service – DDS) in 60 to 120 days. Only about one-third of claims are approved at the initial stage. Unsuccessful claims can be appealed within 60 days after you receive the notice of decision. The Social Security Administration’s Office of Disability Adjudication & Review (ODAR) reverses many unfavorable decisions and awards benefits when claimants appeal.

Experience Matters

We have prepared many applications and we know what terminology works and what doesn’t. We provide comprehensive information to the Social Security Administration to make approving your claim easier. We have experience working with Disability Determination Services (DDS) and respond promptly to their inquiries with relevant information.


Why us?

  1. You assume no risk. If you are not approved for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you will not pay us anything ever, not even our expenses. We guarantee it in writing with every client. Most other attorneys will charge for their expenses even if they do not qualify you for benefits.
  2. We have a proven track record. We use our skills and experience to maximize your likelihood of receiving Social Security Disability and SSI benefits.
  3. We work hard to resolve your disability case quickly. We attempt to get you approved as early as possible.
  4. We genuinely care what happens to our clients. We personally handle your case and we are attentive to your needs. We are not a large national disability mill than focuses on taking as many cases as possible and referring  the cases to other firms or delegating primarily to non-attorneys. We are Michigan attorneys and we treat your case with the attention it requires to qualify you for benefits.

If you want help getting approved for Social Security Disability, call 855-WIN-4SSD (855-946-4773)  or email the Law Offices of Jonathan S. Mallin for a FREE attorney consultation about your case.

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