Answered on Jun 22nd, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Under the Social Security Act, “disability” means “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
If the medical evidence supports your claim you can file on your own at your local office https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp either via phone or in person. To file online, go to http://ssa.gov/applyfordisability/
Go to http://www.lawyers.com/social-security-disability/all-cities/michigan/law-firms/?ns=y&st=q&form=LHOM&tier=-1 to find a Michigan lawyer that handles SSD cases and take advantage of the peer and customer ratings of Lawyers.com.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ