Receive benefits you are entitled to
Goodwill SSDI/SSI services are designed to evaluate, plan and assist you with your SSDI /SSI appeals process if your initial claim is denied.
Appealing your SSDI/SSI claim
Do not get discouraged by a claim denial. Approximately 70% of initial claims are denied each year in Michigan. Appealing your claim is a process that can take up to 18 months. Careful preparation of your appeal is critical.
I filed my claim on my own, can I have help with the appeal?
All denials of claims have the right to appeal. The appeal will be a hearing before an administrative law judge. You are not required to have a representative at your appeal but your are entitled to representation at your hearing. Representation can be an attorney, non-attorney representative.
I want to Appeal where do I start?
Contact a Goodwill SSDI/SSI Service Representative at 231-995-7803 or toll free 877-448-3449 ext 303. The representative will review your determination and determine if your claim is appropriate for reconsideration.
Contact SSDI/SSI Services
Traverse City: 231-995-7803
Alpena and Gaylord 877-448-3449 ext 303
Email: SSDI/SSI Services