Being Unable to Work Will Prevent You From Saving for Retirement

Social Security disability can supplement your income in Lansing, MI

A major illness or long-term injury can affect your income and retirement savings. If you're struggling because of an illness or injury, you may be able to file for Social Security disability in Lansing, Michigan. Timothy A. O'Rourke, PLLC will work with you to review any rejected applications and appeal the case formally. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing law, meaning he can provide you with the support you need to succeed.

Make an appointment with attorney O'Rourke today to begin the filing process.

What are the requirements for Social Security benefits?

What are the requirements for Social Security benefits?

The Regulations setting forth requirements to obtain Social Security Disability benefits are extensive and complex. There are two types of benefits that one may be eligible for:

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. These benefits are paid regardless of your assets provided:

  • You are incapable of performing any full time "substantially gainful activity"
  • You have timely earnings in your past sufficient to provide for being "insured" for benefits as described by the Social Security Act


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are NEED based and payable if:
  • You are disabled to the same degree as would be required to get regular SSDI benefits
  • You have only a small amount of disposable assets


Do you qualify for social security benefits in Lansing, Michigan? Speak to attorney Timothy A. O'Rourke today by calling 517-372-2900.