Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security Disability Attorney

The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as a physical or mental condition expected to last at least one year or result in death, which keeps you from working at any type of job.

There are many life factors that are included in the SSA’s decision-making process about giving you disability benefits, including but not limited to:

• Your age;
• Your level of education;
• Your work history for the last 15 years;
• Your specialized training for job skills; and
• Your medical conditions.

There are two types of Social Security Disability benefits:

• Title 2 benefits (also referred to as SSDI): a benefits program that an individual earns as they work and pay into FICA taxes. Once fully in place, this earned coverage remains available for up to five (5) years after the applicant stopped working. This earned program carries a higher benefit payout since it’s based on your prior work earnings.

• Supplemental Security Income (also referred to as SSI): a disability program designed to assist income-qualified applicants of any age. To be eligible for this disability program, the SSA determines your financial eligibility through a review of your assets.


Video: Attorneys Brendon Basiga & Andrew Rockafellow discuss tips when applying for SSDI

You are usually able to complete the initial Social Security Disability application process online at or by visiting your local Social Security Administration office.

Approximately 70% of initial applications are denied!

However, benefit denial is not the end of the road – contact Andrew Rockafellow at Basiga Law Firm to review your individual situation and initial application. If you are denied disability benefits after the initial application, you can appeal the decision with Basiga Law Firm’s assistance.

Don’t lose out on the disability benefits that you need TODAY!

Call Us Today for a 100% Free Consult at 517.708.7830

Can You Help Me if I Don’t Live in Michigan?

Even though the Basiga Law if a leading Social Security Law Office in the Lansing area, Andrew Rockafellow (our lead Social Security/ Disability attorney) will travel anywhere in Michigan to help you with your social security case. If you live anywhere in Michigan, we can help.

In fact, since social security is not a state-specific case he has even traveled to Indiana and Illinois to help clients with their social security claim.

If you are unsure if we can travel to your area please give us a call for a free estimate and we can let you know if we can help.


An appeal of the denial decision must be filed within 60 days from the date you receive your Notice of Denial letter. Don’t wait to contact Basiga Law Firm to help you!

Although you can appeal a Social Security Disability denial on your own, working with Basiga Law Firm’s expert attorney representative may increase your chances of winning your appeal. Our firm has more than 15 years of experience working with Social Security Disability benefits. Andrew Rockafellow will advise you of your rights and will strongly advocate for you during the appeal process.

Basiga Law Firm can assist you with your entire appeal process, including helping you obtain your essential medical records and documentation of your physical or mental limitations. Both historical and current medical records are the most important part to help you obtain the Social Security disability benefits that you need.

Let our knowledge of the process and what records will help you the most ease your stress and help you win your appeal.


When you are unable to work, the idea of hiring an assertive and knowledgeable disability attorney seems impossible. Basiga Law Firm can help!

A disability attorney CANNOT charge you a retainer fee or up-front fee.

Federal law sets how much a disability attorney can charge you. The only fee that can be charged is 25% of past-due benefits up to a maximum of $6,000.

There may be additional expenses, such as the costs for obtaining medical records or other necessary documentation. However, these expenses are collected only at the end of your case and ONLY if you receive your disability benefits.


Don’t lose out on the disability benefits that you need TODAY!

Call Us Today for a 100% Free Consult at 517.708.7830