Social Security Disability Benefits

Changes to the Federal Disability Program for 2019

Social Security paperwork May 20th, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has revealed significant changes to the Social Security Disability Administration (SSDI). For many recipients, this means an increase in monthly benefit payments—thanks to a Cost-Of-Living-Allowance (COLA) adjustment. The SAA has released a Fact Sheet which details revised earnings thresholds, COLA changes, and maximum benefits. The Changes for 2019 Policy revisions…

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Disability Claims Can Now Take Years to Resolve

denied SSDI application April 23rd, 2019

Rising demand in the United States for disability benefits has caused the average wait time to resolve a claim to rise to over two years. A detailed article on what is happening—and what many disability advocates hope can be done—is available here. As the Baby Boomer generation confronts the health issues and illnesses which come…

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SSA Examines Social Media for Fraudulent Claims

social media icons March 25th, 2019

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely examine social media accounts to determine if recipients are claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits fraudulently. An article detailing their investigations appears here. With the SSA carefully monitoring the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media accounts of SSDI recipients, those…

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December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

wheelchair December 3rd, 2018

First proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 1992, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The observance promotes understanding of disability issues and raises support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. A fully detailed description of the UN resolution is available here. Closer to Home In the…

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Disability Denials—When to Take Legal Action

Daggett Shuler Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys Winston-Salem North Carolina Greensboro North Carolina Social Security Disability Blog Person in wheel chair Disability Form Social Security Card June 26th, 2018

The laws surrounding the application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are a complex web of strict qualifications, tight deadlines, and rigid requirements. Only a few of 60% of new Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims that receive an initial denial from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will ever bereversed on appeal or overturned. Reasons…

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Social Security Disability Law for North Carolina Residents

Daggett Shuler Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys Winston-Salem North Carolina Greensboro North Carolina Social Security Disability Law March 20th, 2017

Cindy: Hi, I’m Cindy Speaker, and I’m talking today with David Daggett of the North Carolina law firm of Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law. David and his law partner, Griff Schuler, have recently written a book about Social Security Disability Law. So David, thanks for being with us today. David: Thanks for having me, Cindy….

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Need Help Filing a Social Security Disability Claim? Attorney David Daggett Answers Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions!

February 14th, 2017

Acquiring social security disability benefits is not an easy process. Going through the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires time, patience and diligence. Applicants must have all of the necessary documents filled out, and medical and non-medical evidence to help prove their case to the Social Security Administration. Compiling, organizing and obtaining all of the necessary…

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Watch Our New TV Commercial About Social Security Disability Benefits!

November 7th, 2016

The new Daggett Shuler TV commercial about Social Security Disability benefits premieres today! The commercial focuses on how Daggett Shuler will help “get you across the finish line” on your claim to Social Security Disability benefits. If you’re hurt and can’t work, trying to get the Social Security Disability benefits you need is like jumping…

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David Daggett and Griff Shuler Discuss Important Facts about Social Security Disability Benefits

October 28th, 2016

For people who are disabled and unable to work, applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a frustrating process. Applying for the benefits you need is challenging and many people who apply for SSD benefits are initially denied. Social Security Disability benefits are not a handout.  All employees pay into the Social Security Disability…

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David Daggett and John Koontz Speak to Local Brain Aneurysm Support Group

October 19th, 2016

Brain aneurysms are a serious health issue that impact thousands of Americans every year. Brain aneurysms are extremely dangerous and can result in severe injuries and permanent disabilities. We can all do our part to help increase awareness of brain aneurysms. By amplifying the voices of survivors and their families we can help encourage early…

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