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Frequently Asked Questions about Michigan Social Security Disability Benefits

Even after the Social Security Administration approves you to receive Social Security disability benefits, you may still have questions regarding your disability benefit payments and whether you can qualify for other government benefits such as Medicare. Your Michigan Social Security lawyer will be able to provide you with information regarding these confusing subjects.

Why would there be a problem if I were overpaid?

If the finds that you have received too much money in your disability check, they will send you a Notice of Overpayment because you either failed to report a change or you reported the change but the Social Security Administration delayed in decreasing your monthly check. This Notice of Overpayment will provide you with information as to how much you were overpaid and that you must return the money in 30 days. However, do not panic. You have several options: ask for reconsideration, ask for a waiver, or ask for a repayment plan.

If you are not clear what to do, you should promptly discuss your options with your Michigan Social Security lawyer and determine what the best solution is in your particular situation. But it is imperative that you immediately address this issue and do not simply ignore the notice sent by the Social Security Administration. Otherwise, the Social Security Administration will start taking money out of your future paychecks.

When will my regular monthly benefits begin?

You should expect to receive your regular monthly benefits either one month after receiving your past-due benefits, or you may get these regular payments first. Either way, once your payments are on track you will start receiving checks on the second, third or fourth Wednesday of each month, depending on what day of the month you were born. Each month’s benefits are received the next month.

Will I be eligible for Medicare?

Medicare is the federal government’s health insurance program and is available to individuals who have qualified for Social Security disability benefits after receiving 24 months of benefits. If you fall within a lower income bracket, you may be eligible for other government health insurance programs as well. To determine your eligibility, you can either check with your county welfare department, or contact your Michigan Social Security lawyer.

For a complimentary consultation with a Michigan Social Security lawyer, please call J.B. Bieske and Jennifer Alfonsi, Attorneys at Law, at (800) 331-3530.

J.B. Bieske & Jennifer Alfonsi, Attorneys at Law

19991 Hall Road, Suite 202
Macomb, MI 48044
Phone: 586-977-8100
Fax: 586-977-8444

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