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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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Biography

For over 20 years I have helped thousands 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.

Practice Areas
Social Security Disability
Military Law
Veteran's Benefits
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    There is never a charge for a case evaluation
  • Contingent Fees
    25% for Social Security 20% for Veterans Compensation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims
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U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Lunn & Forro, PLLC
- Current
Attorney
Wolf & Hogan, PC
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Attorney
Charles Hall Law Firm
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Attorney
Legal Aid of NC
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (1999) | Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1994) | Psychology
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Superb Rating
Avvo
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
2010
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North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
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National Organization of Veterans Advocates
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
- Current
Activities: Former Technology Chair for the Disability Advocacy Section; Disability Advocacy Section
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Using the HITECH Act, Disability CLE
Case Law Update, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Fall Conference
2009, 2011
Converting to a Paperless Office, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Fall Conference
Preparing Cases for Federal Court, DAS - Beginners CLE
Certifications
Accredited Representative
Department of Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Security and Veterans Compensation
Legal Answers
61 Questions Answered
Q. Can my boyfriend will me his social security benefits even though we aren't married
A: No he cannot do this. There are no benefits that he would receive after his death so there is nothing to give to you. After his death his minor children (if he has any) and his legal spouse may be eligible to receive survivor's benefits. There are also benefits that an older legal spouse may be able to receive based on his earnings record. However, none of these benefits can be inherited by someone in a will.
Q. Do I need to find a Disability lawyer before applying or only after my first application is rejected?
A: You do not have to hire an attorney to file your claim. Some people prefer to do that, particularly if they can find an attorney with a lot of experience handling Social Security cases who can assist you with the application. If you are still able to work, then that may make you ineligible for benefits. That depends on how much you are earning. Go ahead and apply because the worst thing that will happen is that your claim is denied. If you don't have an attorney assist you with the application, be sure to call one as soon as you get the denial notice.
Q. Will social security withhold $6,000 or the updated amount of $7,2000?
A: SSA should withhold the $7200 as that is the amount in the statute in your agreement and is less than the full 25%. The fee agreement states only that the fee set in that statute was currently capped at $6000. The agreement limits itself to the statute, not the dollar amount listed.
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Contact & Map
Lunn & Forro, PLLC
3717 National Drive, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27612
Toll-Free: (866) 257-2106
Fax: (919) 844-7956
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed