Everyone who reads or watches the news knows that the current political landscape is chaotic. While we don’t make political comments in our Raleigh legal blog, there are some issues that merit attention, even though they have political overtones.
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complex process that requires a lot of paperwork and patience. When you either receive approval for your claim or successfully appeal an initial denial, you might think that the worst of the process is behind you. However, although you are getting SSD benefits now, there is always a chance you can lose them in the future.
The combination of skills and experience in Julie Whitehead is unique. She’s not only a writer with a disabling condition, but she’s also a former Social Security Administration employee who decided whether or not claims for SSD benefits were valid or not.
While it might only take most of our readers a few minutes to get to Raleigh’s Social Security office at 4701 Old Wake Forest Road, it can take months to get an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits filed and approved there.
On Veteran’s Day, we honor the millions of men and women who have protected our freedoms by serving in our nation’s military. A recent editorial pointed out that politicians of every stripe love to talk about their support for our veterans, but action speaks much louder than words.
Living with rheumatoid arthritis is like living with war: your body’s immune system is attacking your body’s tissues. No one wins, of course. This autoimmune disorder can make it difficult to walk or stand and can also come with pain and fatigue issues that make it impossible to keep working.
There are some annual traditions around this time of year worth noting: North Carolina State’s football season is well underway and basketball season is not far off. The World Series is approaching and the state fair is just around the corner.
Raleigh weather can be a real pain. Hot and humid days fill our summers and we’re not immune from healthy doses of rain and even the occasional city-stopping snowfall. While our unpredictable weather can snarl rush hour traffic or put crimps in the weekend plans of families, weather can have much more ominous meaning to those with disabilities.
The rules, regulations and laws that govern Social Security benefits for disability and retirement are complex and often confusing. That’s why we’re going to devote this post in our Raleigh blog to the intersection of SSD and retirement benefits.
The Social Security administration (SSA) advises people who can no longer work due to injury or illness to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as soon as they become disabled. While the advice is sound, it should be noted that the SSA also wants you to bring with you to the Raleigh office when you apply for SSD benefits a raft of information that most people simply do not have in their possession.