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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. My nephew is paralyzed from a stroke - no assets or insurance. Can an attorney expedite SSD and Medicare benefits?
A: He needs an application filed for Medicaid as soon as possible and it’s likely that the hospital or rehab facility has started this process. Depending on his work history he may be eligible for SSDI or SSI or both. An attorney can tell you which one he is likely to qualify for if you have knowledge of his work history. SSDI is for people who have worked enough recently and paid into Social Security. SSI is for people who have never worked or who haven’t worked enough recently to be eligible for SSDI. If he is eligible for SSI and is approved he will get Medicaid automatically. Medicare is not automatic one year after an approval. Medicare starts 24 months after the established payment date for SSDI benefits, which is 5 full calendar months after the onset date. That’s the date that Social Security says the disability began. So Medicare kicks in about 29 months after the disability happened.
Q. Disabled son was on SSA. Without notification, they stopped his checks. He has HSP. No cure yet, can someone help him?
A: He needs to contact his local Social Security office and get them to mail him a copy of the decision. It's possible that they had an old address for him and he did not get his notice. He may also have missed the mail for the case review. He can also call the national toll free number at 800-772-1213 and get more information. They may allow him to file an appeal late. If not, he will need to file a new application. Once he gets a copy of the notice I suggest that he contact a local attorney who does a lot of social security work to see if he can get some assistance in trying to file a late appeal.
Q. I have OA in both knees can I get disability?
A: Depending on how much you are currently working and earning you may qualify for disability benefits. There are several things Social Security will consider, including your age and your past work. But if you are earning what they consider to be substantial gainful earnings (even through part-time work) you will not qualify, no matter how serious your health conditions are.
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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 (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed