Disability Law Blog 2018-02-06T11:34:32+00:00

Disability Law & Attorney Wellness

On December 8, 2017 I spoke at a seminar sponsored by the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice on the topic of attorney wellness. The manuscript for my presentation is set forth below. […]

December 10th, 2017|

Its a Matter of Life and Death

According to an article published in the Washington Post, 10,002 people died in fiscal year 2017 while waiting on a disability judge’s decision. One of those individuals was my client Joseph Tyson. […]

January 10th, 2018|

Pancreatitis and Social Security disability

Pancreatitis is a disorder involving the pancreas that causes severe, debilitating abdominal pain. It is impossible to work while one is stricken with acute pancreatitis. This article discusses how a person with pancreatitis can obtain Social Security disability benefits. […]

February 19th, 2018|

SSI Regulations (updated 9/7/17)

In order to be eligible for SSI disability benefits, an individual must meet Resource and Income limits set by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the limits are not met, the individual can NOT receive benefits even if he or she is disabled. A summary of the regulations is set forth below. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security disability

Updated January 7, 2017. One of the most common causes of disability is chronic back pain. We have all hurt our back at one time or another. We take it easy for a few days or few weeks and fully recover. However, for some individuals back pain is chronic, severe and debilitating. […]

January 9th, 2018|

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

Updated 12/15/16. 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? […]

January 9th, 2018|