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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Eligible For Disability Protections and Other Accommodations

While most COVID-19 patient’s symptoms subside within a couple of weeks, others experience long-term effects from the disease such as respiratory problems, brain fog, chronic pain, and fatigue. As a result, President Joe Biden stated on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that those suffering from lingering effects of the disease will …

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Social Security COLA Estimated to See Sharp Spike in 2022

Today’s retirees and Social Security beneficiaries will be pleased to hear that they can expect an estimated 5.3% increase in their payments come 2022 — particularly those who just started receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, those who have been collecting for some time will know that this is …

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H.B. 492 Offers Hope for First Responders Suffering from PTSD

Workers’ compensation insurance, commonly referred to as workers’ comp, provides coverage for injured and vulnerable workers in a variety of different industries. However, the types of injuries that qualify for benefits span far beyond just physical. In fact, in North Carolina, employees can receive benefits for various mental and psychological ailments as well. Recently, post-traumatic …

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Bike Safety Guide: How to Choose The Right Helmet For You and Your Family

As the weather gets warmer and the days become longer, many families have begun pulling out their bicycles for the season. Whether you’re out exploring on a bike trail or just cruising through town, a helmet should always be worn whenever you ride your bike. Head injuries resulting from bike accidents can be severe which …

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Fatal Wrong-Way Car Accidents Are On The Rise in NC. Who’s Responsible and What Can Be Done?

There are few scenarios more frightening than driving down a highway at 70 mph and suddenly discovering a car or truck is speeding straight toward you, in the wrong direction, in your path. Unfortunately, wrong-way driving accidents that result in death are on the rise in North Carolina. North Carolina Sees A Spike In Deadly …

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How Much Back Pay Can You Receive For Social Security Disability In NC?

Only 30% of North Carolina claimants are approved for SSD or SSI in the initial application process. Although you may be struggling with finances following an injury or onset of a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can take months or years to approve your claim. Back pay (or back payments) refers to Social Security …

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