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Does Obama Executive Order Unfairly Target Social Security Disability Recipients?

In an op-ed piece for the York Dispatch, Temple University professor Mark Salzer argues that President Obama’s January 4 executive order on gun control could compromise the civil rights of citizens who receive Social Security disability benefits. The order requires the Social Security Administration to release names and other information to the national gun background… Read More »

Social Security Disability Fund Set to Run Out of Money in 2016

There are approximately 11 million people throughout the United States who receive Social Security disability benefits, but according to the federal government, there will be some steep cuts coming to those benefits next year unless Congress acts quickly. The trustees who oversee Social Security said the trust fund for disability benefits will run out of… Read More »

Can You Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are receiving Social Security disability insurance, you may worry if returning to work will affect your disability payments. However, Social Security allows for recipients to try a full- or part-time job while receiving their complete monthly benefit payment. Should you wish to return to work, there is a trial period of nine months… Read More »

Understanding the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you’ve been denied Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI), it is important to know your options. Should you wish to have the decision reconsidered, the following are the levels of appeal for a denial of SSDI and SSI benefits: Reconsideration In most states, the first step of the appeal… Read More »

How Long Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

It can take a colossal effort to navigate the Social Security system and obtain disability benefits. Even when you qualify because you worked long enough in covered jobs and have a disability as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the paperwork and appeals may feel like impossible hurdles. Because of the effort it takes… Read More »

Social Security: Supplemental Security Income

Our office assists workers injured on the job in North Carolina. Most people do not believe disability could happen to them, until a fall from a ladder or a workplace-associated illness leads to permanent disability.  Social Security Disability (SSD) pays benefits to an injured people who meet disability requirements and have sufficient time in the… Read More »

Disability for Mental Issues

The average person often does not understand that mental and psychological issues are generally physical issues in disguise. Problems such as depression and anxiety may be manifestations of underlying hormonal imbalances in the body, and malfunctions in the brain can show up as a variety of mental illnesses that are just as debilitating as loss… Read More »

The Grim Fairy Tale of Disability

The criteria the government uses to determine whether someone is eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a lot like those fairy tales where the hero is required to perform a series of near-impossible tasks before he can win the hand of the beautiful princess and live happily ever after. Winning disability benefits may not… Read More »

What to Expect When Appealing an SSD Denial in North Carolina

Many people do not know what to do next after their application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied. Filing a new application is rarely effective and also can cause you to forfeit potential past due benefits that accrued while your previous application was pending. Appealing your case to an administrative law judge, however, preserves… Read More »

Recent SSDI Statistics

Most people are aware of the Social Security program — especially when they look at the deductions on their paychecks. But many people see Social Security primarily as a retirement program. They are aware that disability benefits are available but perhaps do not realize the scope of the program and the number of people in… Read More »

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