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    • For as long as Attorney Crawforth has been practicing Social Security’s evaluation process has included Past Relevant Work for jobs going back 15 years. That will now change. For decisions dated June 22, 2024 or later the relevant time period is 5 years meaning only jobs in that time frame are evaluated.

      2 days ago
    • The annual report of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees has a bit of good news. Due to the strong economy, low unemployment & wage growth the insolvency date for the combined retirement and disability trust funds is up a year to 2035. Without changes the benefits payable at that time would be 83% of…

      3+ weeks ago


    • Summer 2021 Newsletter STILL STANDING…AND PRACTICING I published the first issue of Social Security & You in Spring of 1993.  Some years I’ve published more issues than others.  The most recent issue was dated Spring 2019: over 2 years ago.  The world was a much different place then.  Especially for me.  Read the full newsletter…

      3+ years ago
    • Spring 2019 Newsletter An Opioid Story I’ve changed his name. Let’s call him Gerald. He was a laborer. And by that I don’t mean that he just did physical work. He was a card-carrying member the Labor’s Union local. And that meant a lot to him. I represented him for Social Security disability and Michigan…

      4+ years ago

    About Ann Arbor MI Social Security Disability Lawyer & Attorney William Crawforth

    Michigan Social Security Disability Attorney & Lawyer

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    William Crawforth, Attorney

    Mr. Crawforth has been specializing in Social Security disability and SSI matters since 1979, and Workers’ Compensation since 1989. Mr. Crawforth has obtained Social Security disability or SSI benefits for over 2,000 clients.

    Mr. Crawforth is a solo-practitioner, and he is the attorney that will go to the hearing with you. You’ve seen the television ads for the mega firms that brag about handling over 2,000 cases a year. The attorney who goes to the hearing with you may be a junior associate with no familiarity with your case.

    • Bachelors of Business Administration degree – University of Michigan 1974
    • Juris Doctor degree – Case Western Reserve University 1977
    • Admitted to Michigan Bar 1978
    • Member United States District Court, SE Michigan Bar
    • Member 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Bar
    • Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
    • Member National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives
    • Member State Bar of Michigan Social Security Section & Workers’ Compensation Section
    • Fellow Michigan State Bar Foundation
    • Recognized as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys for 2014, 2015 and 2017 by Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
    • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Security attorneys for 2014, 2016, and 2017 by The National Advocates.
    • Published “Social Security & You” newsletter since 1993

    Call today if you have questions about the Michigan Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Services provided by William Crawforth.

    To schedule an appointment call 800-864-1244 or fill out the contact form at the top of this page.

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Washtenaw County Bar Association
    • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

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