There are many types of disability benefits in NC. I will start with a list of the types of Social Security disability benefits in NC and a very little information about each since if you are going to file for disability in NC you need to know about each of them:
- Disability Insurance Benefits — benefits based upon your earnings in employment or self-employment — and being disabled
- Disabled Widows and Widowers benefits — benefits based upon your late spouse’s earnings in employment or self-employment — and being disabled. Must be at least 50 years old. Be careful to note the “widowers” part. Most disabled widowers never think to apply.
- Disabled Adult Child benefits — benefits based upon the earnings oof a parent who is on Social Security benefits or deceased — must have become disabled before age 22.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits — must be quite poor and disabled.
- SSI children’s benefits — must be under 18, disabled and parents must have low income.
There are other non-Social Security disability benefits in NC. Let me list a few:
- VA Service Connected disability benefits
- VA Non-service connected disability benefits — must be poor and must have served during time of war
- Short and long term disability benefits under an employer’s pension plan
- Short and long term disability benefits under an individually purchased insurance plan
There could be others and there are plenty of variations on each of these types of disability benefits in NC. If it sounds complicated, it is because it is. It is the sort of thing that a disabled person needs help with. That is what we do at the Charles T. Hall Law Firm. If you are going to file for disability in NC, please give us a call at 1-866-425-5347.