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“How Much Will Social Security Disability Increase in 2023?”

October 14, 2022   |  
SSA Announces Major COLA Increase to Social Security Disability Benefits Every year, the Social Security Administration adjusts the payments received by recipients of retirement and disability benefits to reflect the actual cost of living. This adjustment, called the “Cost of Living Adjustment” or “COLA,” corresponds to the government’s measure of...
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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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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 Lung Disease and Breathing Problems: Do You Qualify?

August 28, 2020   |  
Wondering if you can get Social Security disability for lung disease? We are frequently contacted by North Carolinians wondering if breathing problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”), asthma, or cystic fibrosis can qualify them to receive Social Security Disability benefits. In this post, we’ll discuss whether or not a...
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IRS Gives Low-Income, Disabled Individuals More Time to Claim $500 Payments

August 18, 2020   |  
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has backtracked on a previous decision and will now allow low-income, disabled individuals until September 30 to file for $500 payments for dependents. The payments are part of the economic stimulus packages passed by Congress to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. IMPORTANT: If...
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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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Do I Qualify for Disability?

May 8, 2020   |  
“Do I qualify for disability?” This is one of the most frequent questions our North Carolina disability lawyers get from clients. In this blog post, we’ll outline some important things to keep in mind if you’re wondering, “Can I get Social Security disability?” In order to qualify for disability, a...
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