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  • Will the Social Security Administration Spy on Me if I am on SSDI?

    Seeking disability benefits should not be an overly different experience. Unfortunately, many people find the experience to be incredibly frustrating. It often feels like you have to justify yourself to some faceless authority, which can be pretty intimidating. But one aspect that can really bother people is the idea that the Social Security Administration might […]

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  • Does “Long Covid” Qualify as a Disability?

    COVID has been a nightmare for many people. Unfortunately, it isn’t a nightmare that lets go of people easily. The sickness it causes is often along the lines of a really bad flu now, but, for some people, it continues well beyond this initial stage through what is being called “long COVID.” Long COVID is […]

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  • How much will Social Security payouts increase in 2022?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Apr 20, 2022 | Social Security Disability For decades, American employees have made weekly or bi-weekly contributions to Social Security. Every paycheck that you receive has a deduction taken out to contribute to Social Security to help fund programs that protect older adults and those with disabling medical conditions. Even if you are […]

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  • How are SSDI benefits calculated?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Dec 22, 2021 | Social Security Disability If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you are probably wondering how much you would receive if the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves you. You need to know if the level of benefits would be worth the time and effort to […]

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  • Changes to SSD are needed to save your benefits

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Oct 21, 2021 | Social Security Disability Social Security Disability is in trouble. Within 15 years, people who get SSD benefits will only receive 78% of the money they get now unless Congress does something. Most people in the Raleigh and Tarboro areas can’t afford a 22 percent cut to their social security […]

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  • Don’t think you qualify for SSD benefits? Think again.

    by O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Aug 17, 2021 | Social Security Disability Are you suffering from a condition that prevents you from living a normal life and engaging in work, schooling, or other necessary functions? Are you suffering in silence without seeking assistance because you don’t think that your condition will qualify as a disability for the purpose of applying […]

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  • Does my ailment automatically qualify me for SSD benefits?

    by O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Apr 29, 2021 | Social Security Disability If you suffer from a long-term or permanent disability, you may wonder if it automatically qualifies you for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a lengthy list of ailments that may qualify adults and children for benefits, but there is no automatic process. […]

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  • Am I entitled to Social Security disability benefits?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Mar 29, 2021 | Social Security Disability When you received your diagnosis of a disabling condition, you knew your life would change. The changes may have started out small, such as experiencing discomfort when doing certain activities. Unfortunately, over time, your condition has resulted in your being unable to hold down gainful employment. […]

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  • Did you know there are 4 levels of SSDI appeals?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Feb 18, 2021 | Social Security Disability Do you suffer from a disabling condition? Whether an injury or illness, you may be unable to work. Since your diagnosis or injury, you have likely worried about how you will earn an income. You knew Social Security Disability could help. However, the Social Security Administration […]

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  • Can and should I try again to get Social Security benefits?

    On Behalf of O’Malley Tunstall PLLC | Nov 18, 2020 | Social Security Disability Did you apply for Social Security benefits because of a disability? Was your application denied? You probably feel out of luck. You are not alone in this feeling. In fact, obtaining Social Security benefits is hard for most people. You likely did your best on your […]

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