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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.

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. […]

By |2018-01-09T20:19:22+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Reasons for Appeals Council Remands

If a disability Judge (referred to as an ALJ) denies your case, you may appeal by filing a Request for Review by Social Security’s Appeals Council (AC). You do not appear before the AC. Your attorney will send a legal argument to the AC which will review the entire record. If the AC finds your appeal has merit, it will order another Hearing be held. It is unusual for the AC to directly award disability benefits. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:38:36+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Gastroparesis and Social Security disability

Gastroparesis – An overview. In healthy people, when the stomach is functioning normally, contractions of the stomach help to crush ingested food and then propel the pulverized food into the small intestine where further digestion and absorption of nutrients occurs. Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach is unable to contract normally, and therefore cannot crush food nor propel food into the small intestine properly. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:36:16+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Neurofibromatosis

“Neurofibromatosis Type 2 is a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system. The most common tumors associated with neurofibromatosis type 2 are called vestibular schwannomas or acoustic neuromas. These growths develop along the nerve that carries information from the inner ear to the brain (the auditory nerve). […]

By |2018-01-09T19:27:33+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Bipolar Disorder

One type of mental illness is Bipolar Disorder. It is also often referred to as Manic Depressive Disorder. This illness is characterized by wide mood swings, ranging from a deep depression to a very high energy state called mania. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:25:32+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments