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Social Security Disability

Long-term Care Policy, Is It Time to Start Planning?

Many of our clients, even those in perfectly good health, have begun planning for their future when Social Security disability or retirement benefits alone may not be adequate to support them financially.  And those who haven’t begun planning for it, should!  Two increasingly popular ways to do this is through long-term care and long-term disability insurance policies. A long-term care…

Electing for early (age 62) Social Security retirement benefits vs. applying for Disability benefits.

Each year, millions of Americans elect to take “early retirement” benefits starting at age 62.  When someone who is 62 (or close to it) becomes disabled, they often ask “should I just take the easier route and elect for early retirement benefits or apply for disability?”  This is one of the most frequent questions we get and is one that…

Truth and Fiction in Social Security Disability:

The Social Security Administration’s Disability benefits system is fraught with unclear requirements and a long and confusing application process.  This is unfortunate as so many truly disabled workers have spent a working lifetime paying into the system, earning these needed benefits.  To make matters worse, there are endless amounts of inaccurate and/or misleading information floating around the web.  The purpose…

Social Security Disability Checklist

Prior application(s) if you have ever applied; All medical records documenting your conditions; Written statement from your doctor(s) that you are disabled; List of all medications and each dosage; List of all jobs you have held the past 15 years Social Security number of spouse and your dependents, if any; If not a US citizen, a valid birth certificate and passport; Social Security benefits…

Avoid Mistakes when Applying for Social Security Disability

Each month, thousands of North Carolinians become disabled from working and apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security income (SSI) benefits. Unfortunately, many of those applying for benefits do so without the assistance of an attorney to help them avoid mistakes. The Social Security Disability Insurance program is funded by working people like you who pay Social Security…