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Social Security Disability benefits are difficult to obtain

No matter how careful and conscious you are about your health and well-being, everyone runs the risk of being involved in a serious accident or becoming seriously ill. Such a condition might make it impossible for you to get back to work.

Many Social Security disability applications get denied at first

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) is a complex process that can take months, if not longer. You need medical records and properly filled out paperwork. You also need thick skin, as a significant number of people who apply for SSD benefits find their initial application denied rather quickly. This can be a frustrating and disheartening turn of events.

New rules may mean more denials, longer waits

A previous post on this blog discussed the Social Security Administration's new rule which removes the requirement that the Administration give special deference to the opinion of a person's treating physician when making a disability determination. Now, some are suggesting that the new rule is going to lead to more denials of benefits and longer waits for administrative hearings in an already backlogged system.

How can an attorney help my disability appeal go faster?

Many people in Charlotte, North Carolina, that are not able to work because of an illness or injury probably have been warned, in some many words, that the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can take a very long time. Many North Carolina residents get denied social security when they first file their applications, and it can take months or even years to get a case in front of an administrative law judge for further review.

New federal regulations on disability

The Social Security Administration recently revised federal regulations which may affect the ability of some residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, to get approval for Social Security disability benefits. Critics of these regulations are concerned that the changes put applicants at a disadvantage when it comes to trying to prove that their medical conditions indeed make them unable to work.

New disability proposal would send some back to work

Citing the fact that the Social Security Disability program has grown exponentially over the last few decades, a few federal lawmakers are proposing a law that would use both incentives and time limits to get some Charlotte, North Carolina, residents who are disabled to look for a job and try to get off the program's payroll.

Why an attorney helps for Social Security Disability applications

Social Security Disability is a federal program created to protect American citizens against abject poverty in the face of a serious injury or illness. You have paid into Social Security your entire working life. If you've suffered a serious medical incident or an accident that has left you disabled, you may need outside help.

What happens when applying for SSD benefits?

The Social Security Administrations provides qualifying Charlotte residents with two different types of benefits to help them when injuries keep them from working. Those benefits include Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits. Our readers may need to get more information about their potential to qualify for these benefits before beginning the application process for either.

Appealing the decision when denied Social Security disability

When a North Carolina resident has an injury, illness or condition that he or she believes warrants an approval for Social Security disability benefits, it can be a disappointment when the claim is denied. With that in mind, it is possible to appeal when denied disability or Supplemental Security Income or SSI. When the decision is made and the claimant does not agree with it, he or she can ask for an appeal. The decision will be looked at again and if it is deemed to have been denied in error, it can be reversed. There are four different levels of appeal: reconsideration, a hearing by an administrative law judge or ALJ, a review by the Appeals Council and a federal court review.

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Protecting People’s rights
  • NOSSCR National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
  • American Association for Justice formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America ATLA
  • ABA American Bar Association
  • NOVA
  • North Carolina State Bar
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