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New Ruling On Fibromyalgia

Aug 20, 2012 Comments Off on New Ruling On Fibromyalgia by

Social Security has published a new ruling on the evaluation of fibromyalgia in disability claims. The ruling states that “FM [Fibromyalgia] is an MDI [Medically Determinable Impairment] when it is established by appropriate medical evidence. FM can be the basis for a finding of disability.” The ruling specifies that either the 1990 American College of […]

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What Areas Of North Carolina Does The Charles T. Hall Law Firm Serve?

May 22, 2012 Comments Off on What Areas Of North Carolina Does The Charles T. Hall Law Firm Serve?

Below is a list of the NC counties that the Charles T. Hall Law Firm serves, showing not just the county but the city where we most often meet with clients from those counties. Don’t take the list of cities too literally. Often, we meet with people at locations closer than indicated. Occasionally, it’s further. […]

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How Do I Know When And Where My Social Security Disability Hearing Will Be?

May 21, 2012 Comments Off on How Do I Know When And Where My Social Security Disability Hearing Will Be?

Question: How do I know when and where my Social Security disability hearing will be? Answer: Social Security will tell you when and where your Social Security disability hearing will be. By law, they have to tell you at least 20 days in advance. They will send you a written notice in the mail. In […]

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Why Should I Hire You Instead Of Binder And Binder?

May 20, 2012 Comments Off on Why Should I Hire You Instead Of Binder And Binder?

Question: Why should I hire you instead of Binder and Binder? Answer: Binder and Binder advertises on TV. My firm advertises on TV. We must be the same, right? Wrong. There are a lot of differences. First, Binder and Binder has come under criticism lately, in places like the Wall Street Journal and a Senate […]

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When Do I Find Out Whether I've Won My Social Security Disability Hearing?

May 19, 2012 Comments Off on When Do I Find Out Whether I've Won My Social Security Disability Hearing?

Question: When do I find out whether I’ve won my Social Security disability hearing? Answer: You probably won’t find out whether you’ve won your Social Security disability hearing until after the day of the hearing. We’ll get the decision later. They’ll mail it out to both you and me at the same time but I […]

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What Goes On At A Social Security Disability Hearing?

May 18, 2012 Comments Off on What Goes On At A Social Security Disability Hearing?

Question: What goes on at a Social Security disability hearing? Answer: I can assure you that what goes on at a Social Security disability hearing is a lot less scarey than you think. There’s no need to be like the lady pictured here. It’s not a math test! You aren’t going to get denied because […]

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Dying While Waiting For Social Security — Don't Do It!

Apr 30, 2012 Comments Off on Dying While Waiting For Social Security — Don't Do It!

The Wall Street Journal reports that “The backlog of applications for disability benefits is so big the Social Security Administration has a special code—DXDI—for appeals dismissed because the applicant died waiting. Since 2005, the agency has made 15,043 DXDI designations.” All I can advise you to do if you are disabled is to file your […]

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