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Social Security Phone Scams: SSA Issues Urgent Alert

January 3, 2020   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued an urgent alert to citizens regarding an alarming increase in Social Security phone scams. According to Andrew Saul, SSA commissioner, Social Security phone scams “harm vulnerable Americans and erode public trust in Social Security.” Saul noted that “Our programs require the public to...
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Does the Judge Matter in Social Security Disability Cases?

December 16, 2019   |  
We’ll just get to the point: Yes, when applying for Social Security disability benefits, the judge matters. An administrative law judge (known as an “ALJ”) is empowered to rule on whether or not an individual qualifies for disability, in the event that individual is initially denied benefits and decides to...
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The Best Disability Lawyer… Doesn’t Exist

July 12, 2019   |  
Are you Googling for best disability lawyer or best social security disability lawyer? Here’s the scenario: You’ve suffered a serious injury, or you have chronic medical or mental health problems that just keep getting worse, and you’re to the point where you simply cannot work any longer. You know you...
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What Is a Social Security Disability Doctor? Qualifying for SSDI

July 1, 2019   |  
If you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), there are two basic types of medical evidence SSA uses to help decide whether a person is “disabled.” The two types of medical evidence considered in Social Security Disability Insurance cases are: Treating Source Evidence Non-Treating Source Evidence Treating Source Evidence...
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Disability and Child Support: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2019   |  
“How does disability affect child support payments?” This is a common question often asked of family and divorce lawyers and social security disability lawyers. The easiest answer is, it depends. If you are paying child support and you become disabled, you will still have to pay child support mandated by...
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Social Security Scams: What You Need to Know

April 30, 2019   |  
Social security scams are on the rise. The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes protecting your investment and personal information very seriously and they have a very vigorous security policy in place regarding the exchange of your personal information online. Despite these safeguards, Social Security scams are common. In fact, the...
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Will the Partial Government Shutdown Affect My Disability or Medicare Benefits?

January 21, 2019   |  
The current “partial government shutdown” has many of our clients worried what this could mean for their Social Security Disability, SSI, Social Security Retirement, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits.  The answer, fortunately, is “not that much.”  A survey of recent media reporting on the topic leads us to believe that: First, benefits...
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Can Injured Truck Drivers Receive Compensation in North Carolina?

February 16, 2018   |  
In addition to helping truck accident survivors and their families, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP also help injured truck drivers. Our law firm has overseen workers’ compensation and third-party cases involving truck drivers who were injured on the job. You may have one or more options for compensation...
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Attorney Scott Scurfield Achieves Certified Social Security Specialist Designation

November 27, 2017   |  
Riddle & Brantley, LLP is proud to announce that attorney Scott Scurfield has been certified as a specialist in Social Security disability law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Scurfield, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is the head of the...
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Are Adults Under 50 Eligible for Disability Benefits?

June 12, 2017   |  
When people think of those that collect Social Security disability benefits, most are likely to think of older men and women who are injured on the job. However, there are also many men and women under 50 years old who rely on disability benefits. Unfortunately, young adults (men and women...
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