Sometimes, a conversation with a workers’ compensation insurance adjuster sounds like a bunch of gibberish. “PPD” is one of the most commonly used terms in an average North Carolina workers’ compensation claim. It sounds complicated, and your insurance adjuster may throw it out there just to confuse you. Really, PPD is straightforward, once you know the law: PPD = Permanent […]

    President’s Budget Request includes Major Cuts to SSI and SSDI

    On Tuesday, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. The proposed budget includes major cuts to Social Security disability benefits. According to a press release by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives Executive Director, Barbara Silverstone, the cuts include: Reducing SSDI retroactive payments to six months, instead of twelve months, before the protected filing date. That […]

    VIDEO: Social Security Disability Cases in North Carolina

    When you are attempting to file a claim for social security disability insurance, it’s important to find a social security disability lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to help you secure your claim. In a video from Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, disability lawyer Brian Ricci explains why our lawyers are a good choice for residents of North Carolina: […]


    As someone with a total and permanent disability, you are probably eligible to have your Federal student loans discharged, meaning you will no longer need to pay them. Unfortunately, many Americans living with serious disabilities do not know they may be eligible for this loan forgiveness. For that reason, the US Department of Education has announced a program to identify […]

    Why Should I Get a Lawyer for an SSDI Claim?

    Social Security Disability (SSD) exists to provide financial assistance for workers who can no longer perform their jobs due to a disability. In order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to continue providing benefits, recipients must meet the SSA definition for disability and complete a lengthy application process to prove their disability. Because SSD insurance eligibility is highly complex and […]

    Resolving Your SSDI Claim

    To maximize your SSDI benefits, you should consult experienced attorney Brian Ricci. Mr. Ricci is certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability law. Please watch the video below to learn more. For a free evaluation of your case, please call the Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers at (252) 777-2222. Our experienced SSDI lawyers serve areas across North Carolina, including […]

    Can I receive Workers’ Comp and Disability at the same time?

    The short answer is, Yes, you can receive both workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time. But most often, the Social Security Administration will reduce the amount of SSDI benefits if you are also receiving workers’ comp. Typically you cannot receive more than 80 percent of pre-disability wages, if you are receiving workers’ comp as well. […]