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The Myth of “Requests for Reconsideration” in VA Benefits Claims

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Veterans routinely ask our Veterans Disability Benefits staff, “Why is the attorney filing a Notice of Disagreement for my claim? I was told by my previous representative to file a request for reconsideration and that it would produce results much faster.” My initial response to that inquiry almost always includes the phrase, “You should know […]




Understanding your auto insurance policy – Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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Today we’re sharing a guest post from the N.C. Advocates for Justice about the importance of having Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage as part of your auto insurance policy. You can learn more about the different types of auto insurance coverage and understanding your policy in these articles: How to Read Your Insurance Policy Don’t Skip This […]




Can I get Social Security Disability for Fibromyalgia?

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Does Social Security Disability Recognize Fibromyalgia as a Real Condition? Fibromyalgia is a frequently misunderstood and very real medical condition that affects a person with widespread pain throughout their body. It took the Social Security Administration a very long time to believe that statement. Only in 2012 did Social Security issue guidelines for how they […]




FaithAction holiday charity drive

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This year, employees at Deuterman Law Group have chosen to support FaithAction for our holiday charity drive. We will be hosting a holiday food drive for FaithAction as part of the Holiday Movie Series we sponsor at the Carolina Theatre. FaithAction serves more than 4,000 new immigrants from more than 40 countries. They help immigrant […]




N.C. Supreme Court Packing Plan Ignores the Will of Voters

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With the surprising outcome of the presidential election and the uncertainty about who won the governor’s race in North Carolina, you may not have seen the latest news about our state’s judicial races. Last week, Judge Mike Morgan, a candidate we endorsed, defeated incumbent Justice Bob Edmonds for a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court. This […]




Don’t Sit Out This Important Election

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We all have an important job to do on Nov. 8. Vote. (For polling places, important dates and other information, check out our 2016 Voter Guide.) I know many people are fed up with politics and rhetoric from both political parties, or maybe you don’t really like any of the candidates running. But not voting […]




2016 Voter Guide

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The 2016 Presidential and General Election is coming up Nov. 8. Here are some important dates and things to remember as you head to the polls in North Caorlina: Oct. 20-Nov. 5 – One-stop early voting Click here to find early voting locations in your community. Nov. 1 is the last day to request an […]




Workers Compensation for Undocumented Workers, Part 3: Handling Challenging Claims

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This is Part 3 of our series on workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. You can find links to the entire series here. It is not unusual for undocumented workers to use a pseudonym, or false name, when seeking employment. In fact, it’s not unusual for several people to share the same pseudonym. It’s important your […]