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August 2019 Archives

How do multiple impairments impact by disability claim?

When applying for Social Security disability benefits in North Carolina, the impairments the applicant suffers from will be a critical factor in the decision Disability Determination Services makes on behalf of the Social Security Administration. When the person is suffering from several impairments, this can impact the claim and whether the application for SSD benefits will be approved. It is important to know how multiple impairments are assessed so the person has the best possible chance to gain an approval. Having legal assistance from the beginning is imperative.

How is a source selected for a consultative exam for disability?

Not every Social Security disability application can be decided upon by the initial evidence presented. North Carolina residents who are confronted with this reality should know how a consultative examination will impact their claim. Simply being told that a consultative examination is needed is not something to worry about immediately. It is not a sign that the person will be denied Social Security. However, it is important to understand the details of a consultative examination and to have legal help.

Rheumatoid arthritis and your ability to work

When a medical condition keeps you from working, it can significantly impact your own well-being and your family's stability. It's important to get the financial support you need simply to make ends meet, and you may be able to do this through a disability claim. These benefits come from the Social Security Administration, and their intent is to help individuals who cannot support themselves. 

How an attorney can help with a claim for benefits

Many people make the fundamental mistake of not getting legal assistance before filing a Social Security disability claim. There are multiple reasons why this is unwise. Having an attorney can often mean the difference between a denied claim and an approval.

How to utilize the prerelease procedure for SSI benefits

When a person is institutionalized in North Carolina, there are often concerns as to what will happen when he or she is released. Financial and medical concerns will abound, especially if the person is suffering from a disability, an illness, a medical condition, is blind, or is 65 or older and has financial limitations. These issues meet the requirements for Supplemental Security Income. However, it can be confusing as to what steps a person should take before they are released from an institution. Knowing how to apply for SSI benefits when there is an anticipated release is therefore imperative.

Can I get SSD benefits if I have schizophrenia?

People in North Carolina who are suffering from mental illness are granted greater freedom to admit they need help and seek treatment for the problem today than they were in the past. This is true across the nation. Whereas mental illness was once either ignored or diminished as little more than a brief problem that could be solved with simple measures, today a greater number of people are being diagnosed and are getting the help they need. Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions can be part of this assistance, and it often allows an individual to secure adequate treatment.

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