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3 Reasons Disability Claims are Denied (and What to Do About It)

July 21, 2022   |  
Why Are Disability Claims Denied? When you contact Riddle & Brantley for help with your Social Security Disability claim, we do not automatically agree to take you on as a client. We first gather from you and from the Social Security Administration (SSA) the information we need to make a...
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“Can I Do Seasonal Work and Keep My Disability Benefits?”

December 8, 2021   |  
How Seasonal Work Can Benefit People with Disabilities Many of our disability clients – especially those at the younger end of the age scale – ask us how and when they might go back to work once their disabling conditions improve, but still protect their benefits. A recent article in...
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SSA Announces Major Increase in Social Security Benefits in 2022

October 14, 2021   |  
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced this week that Social Security payments to retired and disabled beneficiaries will increase by 5.9% starting in January of 2022. There are roughly 70 million Americans receiving benefits from SSA (retirement and disability). Every year, the benefit amount is adjusted to allow for inflation....
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Disability for COVID-19: Update for “Long-Haulers”

February 25, 2021   |  
Do COVID-19 “long-haulers” qualify for Social Security disability? In a prior post on disability for coronavirus, we mentioned a category of COVID-19 sufferers called “long-haulers.”  A recent NPR story provides more insight into the issue of whether these coronavirus “long-haulers” will eventually qualify for disability benefits. In our previous post,...
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Disability for Blindness and Vision Problems: How to Qualify

September 11, 2020   |  
Are you or a loved one seeking disability for blindness or vision loss? Social Security disability benefits for blindness or vision loss may be available. Disability for Blindness and Vision Loss: Brief Background The terms “blindness,” “legally blind” and “vision impaired” refer to a broad range of conditions ranging from...
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Disability for Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

September 4, 2020   |  
Are you seeking disability for Crohn’s disease or colitis? In this blog post we’ll examine options available for those seeking disability for Crohn’s disease or colitis, and examine the criteria used by the Social Security Administration to qualify disability applicants. Disability for Crohn’s Disease and Colitis According to the CDC,...
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How to Get Disapproved for Disability Benefits

July 31, 2020   |  
In past blog posts we have discussed ways to get approved for disability benefits based on different types of impairments. In this post, we'll take the opposite tack and discuss the situations we sometimes see that prevent people from collecting disability benefits. In no particular order, here are some of...
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Disability for Heart Problems: Do You Qualify?

July 16, 2020   |  
Are you seeking disability for heart disease, or wondering if you can file a claim for Social Security disability for heart problems? Our North Carolina disability attorneys are frequently contacted by prospective clients wondering if they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits because of their heart problems. As with most...
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3 Types of Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Our clients often have a lot of questions about benefits available to those with disabilities — Social Security disability, VA disability (veterans benefits), and private disability insurance. For instance: What resources are available for someone who is disabled? What’s the difference between Social Security disability and VA disability benefits? Can...
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Disability for Diabetes: How to Qualify

May 26, 2020   |  
We often hear the question, “Can I get disability for diabetes?” Having diabetes and difficulty working as a result may qualify you for Social Security disability, but there are some things you should know before filing a disability claim. In this blog posts, our North Carolina disability attorneys tackle some...
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