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Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Greensboro, NC

Data on the Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing Operations (OHO) . The 2nd appeal in a disability case is a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (referred to as an ALJ). The Hearing may be in person or via a video conference. One of the most common questions I am asked is - what are my chances of winning? The Disability Judge that hears the case is certainly an important factor. To find out the approval rates [...]

By |2019-08-02T14:00:51+00:00July 19th, 2019|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Charlotte, NC

Data on the Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing Operations (OHO). The 2nd appeal in a disability case is a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (referred to as an ALJ). The Hearing may be in person or via a video conference. One of the most common questions I am asked is - what are my chances of winning? The Disability Judge that hears the case is certainly an important factor. To find out the approval rates for [...]

By |2019-08-01T19:21:13+00:00August 1st, 2019|Disability Law Blog|1 Comment

Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Fayetteville, NC.

Data on the Approval Rates for Disability Judges in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the Social Security Administration Office of Hearing Operations (OHO). The 2nd appeal in a disability case is a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (referred to as an ALJ). The Hearing may be in person or via a video conference. One of the most common questions I am asked is - what are my chances of winning? The Disability Judge that hears the case is certainly an important factor. To find out the approval rates for [...]

By |2019-08-01T20:33:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Attorney Wellness and the Practice of Law.

Attorney Wellness and the Practice of Law. Recently I spoke at a seminar sponsored by the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice on the topic of attorney wellness and the practice of law. All attorneys know practicing law is a high stress profession. Nonetheless, when I made a list for this seminar of the kinds of stress I experience on a regular basis, the size of the list surprised me. Examples of Stress. Here is a condensed version of the List. * operating a business and managing [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:56:48+00:00July 25th, 2019|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

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+00:00July 25th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

How to create an online Social Security Account.

A handy tool SSA now provides is an online "My Social Security account". With this account, you can immediately view, download, or print your Social Security Statement. Your SSA Statement contains the most up-to-date information about your earnings and benefits, including disability and retirement benefits. When you create a my Social Security account, you will no longer receive a paper Social Security Statement in the mail. You will, however, receive an email reminder  approximately three months before your birthday, to remind you to review your Statement online. To create an online [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:32:16+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

2018 Supplemental Security Income (SSI ) Regulations.

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. For 2018 the monthly SSI benefit is $750 for an individual and $1,125 for a couple. SI 00810.001. Who is eligible? (B)(1) An individual is eligible for SSI benefits if the person: • is disabled, is blind or is [...]

By |2018-10-05T13:43:32+00:00October 5th, 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. For fiscal year 2017 the top ten reasons for AC remands were as follows: #1.  [...]

By |2018-10-04T11:14:08+00:00October 4th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments