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How do I apply for Social Security Disability?

Michigan Social Security Disability branch offices

You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits by visiting one of the Social Security branch offices throughout Michigan. For branch locations, or to speak with a representative, you can contact the Social Security Administration by dialing (800) 772-1213 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Have your Social Security number ready when you call.

SSD online

An injured person may also apply for Social Security Disability benefits online at, by clicking on “Applying for Disability Benefits.” Applicants can check the status of a recently submitted application at the site. Most SSD applicants will receive a decision from the Social Security Administration within three to five months.

Useful links from The Social Security Administration

  • Benefit calculator: Applicants can enter personal information and use one of three calculators to estimate the potential amount of their benefits.
  • BEST (Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool): Individuals can find out whether they are eligible for various Social Security benefits.
  • Disability planner: Injured individuals can get information about how to apply and qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, and what to do after they’ve been approved.

Please do not apply for Social Security Disability until you speak with an attorney about your auto accident case first. Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 or fill out our free consultation form. We are happy to help. And there’s absolutely no fee or obligation.

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