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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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“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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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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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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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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Denied Social Security Disability… Now What?

February 25, 2020   |  
The majority of claims for Social Security Disability benefits are denied at the initial level and at all the subsequent appeals levels. If you find yourself in this situation, what are your options? You may be wondering: “I’ve been denied Social Security Disability. Now what?” “The reality is, most initial...
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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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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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