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Need Social Security Benefits? Kalamazoo, Michigan Social Security lawyers can help

Does your disability prevent you from supporting yourself? You may be eligible for help from the social security administration. Social security provides monthly payments to those who qualify. Work with an experienced Kalamazoo social security attorney to give yourself the best chances of winning your claim. Once you fill out the form on the left, an experienced Kalamazoo social security attorney will call you promptly. By speaking with the attorney, you are under no obligation whatsoever.

The consequences of your SSI and SSDI application and appeal

If you have already applied and been rejected for social security benefits, you are among the majority. The application and appeal process can sometimes be difficult to navigate through. For example, you will need to understand the best method of presenting proof of your disability. An experienced Kalamazoo social security lawyer can really help with that process. For many applicants, they face the possibility of homelessness if their SSI or SSDI application is denied. The social security system provides monthly payments that make living in this expensive country manageable. In many cases, claimants also qualify for critical medical coverage through the social security system. SSI claimants can get Medicaid, while SSDI claimants may qualify for Medicare.

How much does a qualified Kalamazoo Social Security lawyer cost?

Although attorneys can be expensive, a social security attorney is affordable, even for someone who does not have a job. In most every case, social security lawyers work on a “contingency” fee. That means they only get paid if you win your social security benefits claim. In fact, the federal government actually caps the amount that a social security attorney can charge. First, they are generally limited to a maximum of 25% of the back pay owed to you (as opposed to future payments). That means that if you are owed $10,000 in payments from the months prior to your decision, the attorney can only make $2,500. Second, a social security lawyer cannot make more than $6,000 from your case, total. Contact your Kalamazoo Social Security lawyer today by filling out the form on the left.

Learning about the SSI and SSDI programs

The federal government created Social Security for a number of reasons. One of those reasons was to provide benefits to Americans who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must last at least one year, and prevent you from working. There are two different programs that give rise to disability payments under the Social Security System: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both programs provide relief to injured Americans, but they are different from each other.

SSDI - Contact an experienced Kalamazoo Disability Insurance Attorney Now

SSDI is a benefit program that pays disabled people on a monthly basis who (1) have worked in the past, and (2) paid social security taxes. Each person must work a certain percentage of the previous years (depending on your age) to qualify. Thus, not everyone who is disabled can qualify. SSDI claimants who receive payments for 2 years qualify for Medicare to pay medical costs.  Contact you Kalamazoo SSDI lawyer to learn if you qualify.

The federal SSI program – work with a qualified Kalamazoo Disability Attorney

Unlike SSDI, you do not have to demonstrate a work history to be eligible for SSI. To qualify for SSI, you must suffer from a disability that prevents you from working for a year or more, and make less than a minimum threshold of money. SSI checks are paid monthly. In addition, you may be eligible for more money from your state, Medicaid, and food stamps. Call your Kalamazoo SSI lawyer for more details.

The process: Application to appeal - Kalamazoo Disability Appeals Lawyer

You can begin the application process online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, maybe longer. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Depressive Syndrome
Lung Infections
Lung Transplant
Peripheral arterial disease
Chronic Anemia
Loss of Visual Acuity
Loss of visual efficiency
Skin Grafting

Central nervous system vascular accident
Multiple Sclerosis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Adrenal gland disorders
Common Blood Disorders


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
317 South Drake Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
(866) 331-9088


Low Cost Hospitals

Suburban Medical Centers
9880 E Michigan Avenue
Galesburg, Michigan 49053
(269) 665-7092
Allegan Medical Clinic PC
551 Linn Street, Suite 140
Allegan, Michigan 49010
(269) 673-8402



Borgess Heart Center for Excellence
1722 Shaffer Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
(269) 226-7000
    Bronson Methodist Hospital
601 John Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
(269) 341-6000
Battle Creek VA Medical Center
5500 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek, Michigan 49015
(269) 966-5600
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
300 North Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
(269) 245-8000
Bronson Lake View Hospital
408 Hazen Street
Paw Paw, Michigan 49079
(269) 657-3141
Borgess Pipp Hospital
411 Naomi Street
Plainwell, Michigan 49080
(269) 685-0700
    Community Health Center of Branch County
274 E. Chicago Street
Coldwater, Michigan 49036
(517) 279-5400


Kalamazoo social security lawyers serve clients throughout Southwestern Michigan, including Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Benton Heights, Comstock, Eastwood, Fair Plain, Galesburg, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lancing, Marshall, Oshtemo, Parchment, Pomeroy, Portage, St. Joseph, Michigan Corners, Three Rivers, areas in the vicinity of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, and other communities in Kalamazoo County.

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