Search Site
Free Consultation 855-234-7619
 
North Carolina Injury Blog
 

Tag Archives: SSDI

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 »

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 »

Why You Should Appeal Your SSD Denial

Many people who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits do not appeal because they believe the appeal is a sign they will again be told they do not qualify for benefits, and will receive only a boilerplate explanation. Instead, many opt to continue filing new applications, hoping that eventually they will be accepted. In… Read More »

The Truth About SSD Denials

You’ve worked hard. You’ve paid into Social Security. But now you’re injured and you need benefits. What do you do if your application is denied? The first thing you need to realize is that most Social Security Disability applications are denied — you have likely done nothing wrong and you are in fact part of… Read More »

SSD Benefits to Rise with Inflation?

Nancy Warren really wishes she was getting about $5 less per month in Social Security payments. The Charlotte mother of one has been unable to work for some time as she suffers from high blood pressure, a heart murmur, multiple sclerosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Ms. Warren had been living on $923 per… Read More »

How an SSD Lawyer Gets Paid

Mark Hinkle, a spokesman for the Social Security Administration (SSA) says that his administration has made substantial progress in getting disability payments to the thousands of Americans who apply every year. Unfortunately, he also admits that the SSA has a long way to go in smoothing out the system and getting people the benefits to… Read More »

How Long Do I Need to Work to Qualify for Social Security Disability Payments?

Each year, thousands of people apply for and are denied Social Security Disability benefits. Many do not qualify under the law, which states that for adults over 31 must have worked at least 20 quarters (five years) during the last 10 years. Those younger than 31 must have worked at least half the time since… Read More »

Patients Running Out of Patience: Claims that Social Security Disability Can Take a Long Time

Adria Howard could not believe the response to her Social Security Disability (SSD) claim. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denied her any kind of relief, claiming that the stage-4 breast cancer ravaging her body did not prevent her from working. The mother of two young children, Ms. Howard says she plans to file an appeal… Read More »

Convenient consulations at the location of your choice If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. Offering free consultations at your home or office.
Media Center
  • Get to know Lanier Law Group with our series of informative videos. You'll learn about various points of personal injury law, and how we approach our practice to deliver the best results possible.

Recent Cases
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.
  • Personal Injury Claim A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.
  • Car Accident Claim A car accident claim where our client, a police officer, was struck in the rear while on duty, by a drunk driver.
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.
Read More
Testimonials
  • “She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”

    - T.D.

  • “Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”

    - J.M.

  • “Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”

    - T.P.

  • “Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”

    - J.B.

See All Testimonials
Our Firm
Download Our App

Our Social Security Disability Help Center app can provide assistance if you've been involved in an accident. Use the links below to select and download our app for your Apple® or Android device.

Contact Us

Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Our Office Locations

Use the map below to find the location closest to you

  • -- mi
    Raleigh, NC
    207 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 215
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    • 1.(919) 848-2000 Tel
  • -- mi
    Charlotte, NC
    10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    • 1.(704) 341-5558 Tel
  • -- mi
    Jamestown, NC
    4915 Piedmont Pkwy., Suite 104
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greensboro, NC
    222 S. Swing Road, Suite 6
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Winston-Salem, NC
    250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 107
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • 1.(336) 760-9996 Tel
  • -- mi
    Durham, NC
    1816 Front Street, Suite 320
    Durham, NC 27705
    • 1.(919) 682-2111 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greenville, NC
    108 W. Firetower Road, Suite H
    Greenville, NC 28590
    • 1.(252) 757-7777 Tel
  • -- mi
    Burlington, NC
    2630 Ramada Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    • 1.(336) 506-1041 Tel
  • -- mi
    Fayetteville, NC
    2929 Breezewood Ave, Suite 203
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    • 1.(910) 484-3333 Tel
  • -- mi
    Asheville, NC
    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    • 1.(828) 412-3503 Tel
  • -- mi
    Wilmington, NC
    1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 120
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    • 1.(910) 256-4445 Tel
View more