David Paletta

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About David Paletta

Mr. Paletta graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1976 with a degree in economics and history. He obtained a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1980. Over the past 34 years, Mr. Paletta has successfully represented hundreds of disabled individuals in their efforts to obtain Social Security disability benefits.

Can I work while I am waiting for a decision in my disability case?

The process of getting Social Security disability benefits is very slow. It often takes two to three years before disability benefits are awarded. While the appeal is under review, most of my clients are experiencing a financial crisis. It is a major struggle to pay for life necessities such as food, rent, electricity, heat, doctor bills and medications. I am often asked - can I work while I am waiting for a decision? This question is understandable, and very reasonable. People need some means to survive while their case is slowly [...]

By | 2018-07-25T20:06:49+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

How do Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits differ from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits? (updated April 6, 2018)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Every worker has a FICA deduction withheld from his/her paycheck. A portion of this deduction is used to fund the Social Security disability benefits program. SSDI is a disability insurance program for workers. A worker pays into the Social Security system, and in return the worker is eligible for disability benefits in the event he/she becomes unable to work. […]

By | 2018-04-06T19:35:37+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments