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January 2018 Archives

Mental conditions and illnesses can be debilitating

When a Charlotte resident is unable to work it is common for others to assume that the condition preventing them from doing their job is physical. While many individuals suffer from chronic and accident-based physical ailments that prevent them from performing the tasks of their occupations, others suffer from just as debilitating but not always as obvious mental health conditions and illnesses.

Your diagnosis of lupus could qualify you for disability benefits

Lupus is a serious medical condition that affects many in North Carolina, but for some, it can affect the ability to work. If you have a diagnosis of lupus, you may find that you are unable to work as you did in the past. While this is a disease with few outward symptoms, it is very real, and it can have severe negative impact on various areas of your life.

Steps to strengthen your disability benefits application

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be an important step in the life of a Charlotte resident. After experiencing the devastation of not being able to work for one's own income, preparing an application for Social Security Disability benefits can give a person hope that their future will have some financial security. However, not every application that is submitted to the Social Security Administration is approved on its first pass and unfortunately those that are initially denied and then appealed can take a very long time to resolve.

Can my same-sex spouse collect disability benefits through me?

In 2015 the United States Supreme Court issued a history-making decision. The matter rose to the highest court in the land based upon the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples that were granted to opposite-sex couples. When the decision was handed down, all states in the nation, including North Carolina, were required to recognize the marital union between same-sex persons.

Disability benefits after a back injury

Back injuries can be debilitating conditions for Charlotte workers. They can affect anyone, from laborers who lift heavy objects during the course of their work to office workers who spend much of their time in front of computers. When a person suffers a serious injury to their back they may not be able to get back to the job that they need to provide for their loved ones. The Social Security Administration recognizes a variety of ailments that may affect individuals' backs in its disability listings.

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