Social Security Disability2019-09-26T02:56:56+00:00

If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

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Social Security Disability Claims

You have certain rights as a citizen of the United States. The Social Security Administration must pay benefits to disabled workers and their dependents under Title II of the Social Security Act. A type of benefit known as Supplemental Security Income may be available to disabled children or those who have not worked enough to be insured and whose assets and income fall below certain poverty levels. At Campbell & Associates, we can help you understand if you might qualify for benefits under either or both of these programs.

Social Security defines disability as the inability to do substantial work because of a severe medical condition (or a combination of conditions) which is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. The definition of disability is much more complex than it appears on the surface. A claimant’s age, education, and past work experience can play a significant role in the outcome of a case, and a letter from your doctor that says you are “disabled” may not be enough to convince Social Security that you are entitled to benefits.

Most cases are denied in the initial stages and a claimant must appeal. In many cases a claimant will need to appear and testify before an Administrative Law Judge before their case is approved. If you have been denied at any step of the process, you should seek legal assistance from a social security attorney immediately. Studies show that a represented claimant will have a much better chance of being successful than a claimant who chooses to proceed without representation. We only receive a fee if your case is won* and the fee is based on a percentage of your back benefits.

Our social security lawyers at Campbell & Associates use decades of experience to help you try and get your social security benefits approved. Whether it is helping you understand the many forms that Social Security will send you or working with your doctors to better document your disability it’s guaranteed that we will be at your side as your advocate at the hearing to ensure that you receive a full and fair hearing with the Administrative Law Judge.

Contact a Campbell & Associates social security disability attorney for a free consultation to discuss your Social Security Disability claim. Convenient offices in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Rock Hill, SC

*Under current Federal Law, attorneys may charge a fee of 25% of past due benefits awarded to a claimant and any dependents, up to a maximum fee of $6,000. The attorney’s fee does not cover various expenses associated with a case such as the cost of obtaining a client’s medical records.

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If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

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704-333-0885

                                       

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