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Disability for Mental Health: How to Qualify

May 5, 2020   |  
It’s a question that has perhaps never been more relevant. In this blog post, we’ll outline some things you need to know when filing for disability for mental health. The response of North Carolina (like most states) to the coronavirus pandemic has included things like self-quarantining and social distancing, measures...
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Disability for Back Injury: “Do I Have a Claim?”

April 27, 2020   |  
We hear it from many clients: “Can I file for disability for back injury?” Or, “Does my spinal injury qualify me for disability?” Our Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability, Scott Scurfield, has the answers to your questions about disability for back injuries. One of the most common medical conditions...
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How Much Does a Disability Lawyer Cost?

February 25, 2020   |  
Many people are confused and intimidated by the thought of hiring and paying a lawyer. This can be an especially overwhelming thought when you need a disability lawyer for your Social Security Disability claim. Many of our clients wonder: “How much does a disability attorney cost?” or “What is the...
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What Are the Chances of Winning a Social Security Disability Appeal?

February 18, 2020   |  
So, you’ve been seriously injured or developed a chronic disease or medical condition and you cannot work. Now you’ve filed an application for Social Security Disability and you’re wondering, what are the chances that I will win my case and be awarded Social Security Disability benefits? What are the chances...
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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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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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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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Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

July 7, 2017   |  
As getting approval for SSDI or SSI benefits becomes more difficult and wait times increase, it makes sense to have a qualified legal professional on your side.  In this video, attorney Scott Scurfield explains the advantages of having a lawyer’s assistance when you apply for Social Security disability benefits. https://youtu.be/iQnfTTNnfvI...
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