News, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of North Carolina.
Social Security offers an online disability application you can complete at your convenience.
Apply from the comfort of your home or any location at a time most convenient for you. You do not need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
When you file for Social Security disability in North Carolina, a state agency decides whether you are disabled, even though Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs.
On October 7, 2013, Disability Rights North Carolina released a new report on segregated employment and the payment of sub-minimum wages to people with disabilities.
Released during Disability Employment Awareness Month, the report titled "Sheltered Workshops and the Sub-minimum Wage in North Carolina: Incentives and Accountability" proposes practical steps to address the warehousing of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in settings that lack meaningful work opportunities.
North Carolina Disability Statistics:
North Carolina Disability Resources:
The NCCDD (nccdd.org) has a list of general sources of disability information in North Carolina.
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Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.
Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.