Do I have to apply for Social Security Disability after a Michigan car accident?
After a Michigan car accident, the insurer can require that the claimant apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because the law states that claimants have a duty to make reasonable efforts to mitigate their losses. The duty to mitigate includes applying for SSD benefits.
Often times, claimants who are disabled for a prolonged period of time are entitled to SSD benefits. When this occurs, the no-fault insurer is entitled to set-off from its obligation to pay wage loss benefits for amounts the claimant receives or is entitled to receive in Social Security Disability Benefits.
To make a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits, you must apply through the U.S. Social Security Administration.
If you or a family member suffer injuries due to a Michigan auto accident, and are denied your SSD benefits by your no-fault insurance company, contact our office immediately at (800) 606-1717to speak with one of our experienced Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.