Social Security Disability Benefits

SSD and SSI: What’s the Difference?

Couple with paperwork February 5th, 2020

The Social Security Administration offers multiple assistance programs to those with disabilities. However, obtaining approval for these programs can be a difficult and daunting task. Adding to the confusion is the fact that two of the main programs, Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income, are similarly named. Daggett Shuler Law breaks down the differences…

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Social Security Disability Celebrates 63rd Anniversary

approved paperwork August 1st, 2019

Before 1930, state-sponsored insurance against job-related injuries, sickness, unemployment, and injury was common in Europe. This was followed by U.S. Progressive Era social scientists and social workers advocating for the same insurance for the American people. This led to the creation of the Social Security Act (SSA). Not long after that, many U.S. political figures…

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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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