Worker Compensation news from the NC Industrial Commission:

Current Commission Policies Regarding Mediation, Commission Hearings, and Written Affirmation Without Notarization

"Consistent with the January 14, 2021 Order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the Industrial Commission has reverted to its mediation and hearing policies that existed prior to the December 14, 2020 Order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina..."

Press Release from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

Americans unfairly denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) need help. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Andrew Saul says he will move quickly to improve the fee structure.

"Lawyers and other claimant representatives who take on Social Security Disability and SSI cases haven't been allowed an increase during the last 12 years in the contingency fees that they are allowed to charge. The resulting exodus of experienced professionals who traditionally handle these cases could lead to the denial of benefits for thousands of Americans who need their Social Security benefits to survive..."

Social Security Blog

People with ALS Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits Sooner

"May was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. ALS is a progressive disease with no known cure. It advances rapidly and attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. On average, 1,000 people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits every year..."

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