Update for Pee Dee Area Disability Applicants

Historically, my Pee Dee area disability applicants have all been through the Columbia, SC ODAR office. This means that although you may have applied for Social Security disability in Florence, SC, the judges were actually headquartered in Columbia. We recently underwent a major change and were switched to the Charleston, SC ODAR office. It has…



Pass 62 at Florence School District One

I thought this was good information for Florence disability clients as well as those older than 62: The PASS 62 allows senior citizens, 62 years of age and over, as well as totally disabled persons, to attend district athletic, choral, and drama events (except the Football Jamboree, post-season play, and fundraisers) free of charge. It…



Disability for Migraine Sufferers

As a person that suffers from chronic migraines, I understand all too well how disabling this can be. However, it is not easy to get disability based on migraines alone. Frequently claimants have chronic headaches, which is not the same as migraines. If you are able to take over the counter medicine and have a…



Hearing Wait Times

Here is a link to the average wait time for a Social Security Hearing. Keep in mind these times are calculated from the day you ask for a hearing- not the day you first apply for benefits. Requesting a hearing happens after you apply the first time, wait, then if denied you request reconsideration, wait,…



What PTSD Really Looks Like

This photo series about what PTSD Really Looks Like to our veterans… is haunting and heartbreaking. We must do better for those that serve and protect us.



Resources when you are applying for Disability

Many of our clients in Florence and the surrounding areas struggle while they wait for a disability hearing. I talked about this in a prior post titled “SC needs more free and reduced medical clinics.” As a follow up, Dillon, SC now HAS a free medical clinic that has greatly benefited our clients! Hope Health…



SC Disability Law Facebook Page

Please “Like” our facebook page! We also have a website with even more resources!



How to Apply for Social Security Disability in South Carolina

We meet with many people before they even apply for disability. They have questions about quitting work, the time they will be without income, and how the process works. I am always happy to sit down and discuss the details– even if you have not yet applied for disability. When it is time to apply…



Proving Epilepsy

We seem to have more than a few clients that suffer from epilepsy. Social Security has two listings that define how epilepsy can be disabling. ONE 11.02 Epilepsy – convulsive epilepsy, (grand mal or psychomotor), documented by detailed description of a typical seizure pattern, including all associated phenomena; occurring more frequently than once a month,…



990,399

That is how many cases behind the Social Security Administration is behind according to this article in the Washington Post. I often have clients that NEED their case moved faster. I WANT to move cases faster– I would be happy to move them faster. Unfortunately, there is little that we can do to make this…



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