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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 38 years, Mr. Paletta has successfully represented hundreds of disabled individuals in their efforts to obtain Social Security disability benefits.


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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

Why do disability cases take so long?

One of the greatest frustrations my clients experience is the length of time it takes to get a decision in their disability case. It usually takes 4 – 6 months to get a decision on the application, 2 – 6 months to get a decision on the 1st appeal, and 22 – 30 months to get a decision by a disability judge. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:17:00+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

How long will my disability case take? An update

I get asked this question a lot. The length of time it takes to get a decision in a Social Security disability case depends on several factors. The time period varies year to year as the total number of disability cases under review changes each year. The time period varies from state to state and office to office. Further, the type of disability case you have can affect how long it takes to review it. Some cases are more complicated than others. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:15:54+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

SSDI: The truth behind media and political mischaracterizations

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is an integral part of the Social Security system that provides vital economic security to workers and their families. SSDI provides modest but essential coverage that American workers earn, and protects against the economic devastation that often accompanies life-changing disability. Unfortunately, recent media coverage has painted a highly inaccurate picture of this program, in an effort to encourage damaging changes that would hurt people with disabilities. […]

By |2018-01-09T18:57:33+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments
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