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Category Archive: Social Security Disability FAQ

What happens at a Social Security Disability pre-hearing conference

As we’ve explained here before, most people who apply for Social Security Disability are initially denied benefits. Many applicants must submit go through several appeals, waiting years and dealing with miles of red tape, before they get to the point where they can argue their case before a judge. If you are denied initially, your best…

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Social Security Disability – Spotlight on Osteoarthritis

I have been asked several times recently, “Can I be approved for Social Security Disability based on osteoarthritis?” The answer is that many people are approved for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security income based solely on osteoarthritis. However, like almost all medical conditions that can form a basis for a Social Security Disability claim,…

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North Carolina disability denial rates

When it comes to your chances of getting approved for Social Security Disability Benefits initially, or upon the first appeal (called “reconsideration”), the state you live in makes a difference.   Charles Hall’s excellent Social Security blog posted some interesting statistics about initial and reconsideration denial rates last August, which he got from NOSSCR, the…

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Official Social Security Website

The federal governments website on Social Security also has a comprehensive section specifically for disability. http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

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DLG WC FAQ

For a list of frequently asked questions, check out the Deuterman Law Group’s recently updated FAQ for WC and Social Security Disability. http://www.deutermanlaw.com/faqs/

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