Social Security Disability

What Questions Are Asked at a North Carolina Social Security Disability Hearing?

If your Social Security disability application is denied, you will likely have to attend a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to appeal the decision. It’s normal to feel nervous about this process, but the more you inform yourself about what to expect at the hearing, the better. Knowing what types of …

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Social Security Administration Announces 8.7% Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2023

On October 14, 2022, the Social Security Administration announced an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that will begin in January 2023. This is the largest COLA adjustment in 40 years and was approved to address the high inflation rate. The adjustment will impact both Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and the …

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Affordable Connectivity Program to Provide High-Speed Internet for Qualified Americans

In November 2021 when Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was also created. This program is designed to provide high-speed internet to millions of Americans who would otherwise be unable to afford the rising costs of internet services. To be eligible, if your household income is twice the federal poverty …

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Social Security Administration Resumes In-Person Disability Hearings

As of June 1, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed in-person disability hearings on a limited basis, subject to strict COVID protocols, including mask mandates, limited hearing room capacity, hearings scheduled each day and hearing office access to non-claimants and physical barriers between the ALJ, attorney and claimant. Only certain case types will …

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Social Security Administration Increases Attorney Fee Cap

Acting Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner, Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, recently announced that the cap on attorney fees in disability claims has been raised from $6,000 to $7,200, effective November 30, 2022. The last time the attorney fee cap was raised was in 2009. For Social Security disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants, the …

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Significant Cost-of-Living Adjustment Expected in 2022

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced, in an effort to combat the increasing inflation rate, that a significant cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is likely by the end of 2022. The COLA will potentially be as high as 8%, which would mark the largest COLA adjustment since 1981 (when beneficiaries received an 11.2% adjustment). While the …

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Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits if Your Spouse Works?

Becoming disabled can be very overwhelming, and the process of seeking help can be just as such. Many questions may arise, such as how you’ll continue supporting your family or whether you qualify for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the SSA can be confusing and complex, but …

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SSA to Open Field Offices for In-Person Consultations This Spring

After the forced closure of field offices for nearly two years, the SSA plans to reopen its field offices for in-person consultations in April. SSA acting commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced that the federal agency reached an agreement with After the forced closure of field offices for nearly two years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to reopen …

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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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