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I’ve been in a car accident and my insurance company is telling me to apply for SSD. What does a Social Security Disability lawyer recommend?

There are legal consequences for accident victims who apply, so speak with an SSD lawyer

It’s important to be truthful when being asked to apply for Social Security Disability. If the only reason you’ve applied is because your insurance adjuster has forced you to, and if you do not feel you have a long-term disability that prevents you from other forms of employment, then it’s best to say so.

Remember, there are many important legal consequences for car accident victims in Michigan who apply for Social Security Disability, whether they are accepted or denied. The application for SSD can affect both a potential claim for No-Fault insurance benefits and the case for monetary damages against the negligent driver’s insurance company.

Call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 as soon as your insurance adjuster instructs you to apply. There is absolutely no fee or obligation, and we can help.

Here’s more advice from our lawyers:

You have to apply for SSD.

When an insurance company instructs you to apply for Social Security Disability, you are required by law to do so. However, an insurance company adjuster does not have the right to force you to give an untruthful history or make false statements about what you believe to be the full extent of your injuries and disabilities.

If you don’t apply, here’s what can happen…

An auto insurance company can make someone apply for SSD over and over again — even when that person does not consider himself permanently disabled or even qualified to receive SSD. But if a policyholder refuses to apply, then an adjuster can suspend and even terminate No-Fault insurance benefits.

Reality check: Your Social Security Application may get denied.

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability are denied by the Social Security Administration, even though they may actually meet all of the requirements to receive SSD benefits. If this has happened to you, please contact a Michigan attorney experienced with Social Security Disability claims and Michigan’s no- fault and auto negligence laws immediately.

Social Security Disability applicants only have a short time — usually 65 days from the date that appears on the denial letter — to appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision. It’s vital to take action quickly.

But be sure to contact Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028 to discuss how this can affect your case. Or you can fill out our free consultation form. We can take the guesswork out of this complicated process and connect you with a Social Security Disability lawyer, so you can recover from your auto accident.

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