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Elizabeth Fowler Lunn

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn

Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Social Security Disability, Military Law
  • North Carolina
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For over 20 years I have helped 1000's of individuals navigate the claims process for government benefits. Social Security disability and Veterans benefits are federal programs with often complicated and confusing claims processes. I work with each client personally to help make the process go as smoothly as possible.

University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Professional Experience
Lunn & Forro, PLLC
- Current
Wolf & Hogan, PC
Charles Hall Law Firm
Legal Aid of NC
Professional Associations
National Organization of Veterans Advocates
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Current
Activities: previously served as Technology Chair for the Disability Advocacy Section
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
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  • Free Consultation
    There is never a charge for a case evaluation
  • Contingent Fees
    25% for Social Security 20% for Veterans Compensation
Practice Areas
    Social Security Disability
    Military Law
    Veteran's Benefits
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How can I find a lawyer who has expertise with application for disability benefits from the MN Dept Human Services?
A: I believe you mean your daughter does not qualify for SSDI (which is disability payments for having worked enough and paying into the Social Security system). Typically this means the only benefit available from Social Security would be SSI (Supplemental Security Income). The SSI program is also managed by Social Security, not individual states. MN Dept Human Services likely manages her Medicaid, if she qualifies, to help pay medical bills. If she needs help with getting disability benefits from Social Security, then you can look here on Justia for an attorney to help her. Attorneys are not allowed to charge anything up front and are only paid if she wins her claim for benefits.
Q. SSA terminated benefits without a notice of hearing allegedly for not cooperating with a local county.
A: Social Security uses a state agency to make medical determinations at the initial and reconsideration stages. The agency is usually called Disability Determination Services, or something similar. This is often the same agency that makes the medical determinations for Medicaid. When Social Security decides to terminate benefits for any reason, a notice is sent to the claimant explaining why benefits are being terminated and spells out the appeal rights. If your matter is pending at Social Security then it sounds like you filed an appeal. Right now the wait time at Social Security is growing longer and longer. You can call Social Security and get the status of your appeal just so you know where in the process your appeal is pending. Wait times for a hearing are often a year or more, so that may be why you have not been scheduled for a hearing yet.
Q. I won SSI case from 3/21 to 6/22 I won after reconsideration but won’t get any back pay. Found disabled 6/22. Why don’t
A: You haven’t provided all of the dates but most likely this has to do with your application date. SSI benefits are paid starting the later of the first calendar month after the application was filed or the date SSA finds that you became disabled (usually called an onset date). So if you were found to be disabled as of March 2021 but you application was filed in August 2021, your benefits would start in September 2021. Do you also have a claim for SSDI that was approved? If so the payment amount of that benefit may mean that you only get a few months of SSI during the SSDI waiting period and then your SSDI benefits will start. If you don’t have an attorney to look at the documents and explain your backpay you can call your local Social Security office and they can explain it. The explanation of how the back benefits are calculated is also on the notice you telling you how much your payment will be.
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Lunn & Forro, PLLC
9131 Anson Way
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615
Toll-Free: (888) 966-6566
Telephone: (919) 844-6439
Fax: (919) 844-7956
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
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