Maggie S. Bennington

The ABCs of Title Insurance

Realtors & Agents: Here's the "anatomy" of Title Insurance

As a real estate agent, you know firsthand that buying or a selling a home can be overwhelming.  Clients can be confused or frustrated with the amount of paperwork involved in the transaction.  In addition, fees associated with closing can compound the problem.  Title insurance is one of the most-often misunderstood items, yet its value is priceless.  As an advisor to your clients, you are in a unique position to help them understand title insurance and the hazards of not having it.

Workers’ Compensation- How Does it Work?

Just because you are hurt at work does not mean you have a workers’ compensation claim. North Carolina requires an injury by accident arising out of the course and scope or employment in order to be a compensable claim. The term “injury by accident” has been defined by our courts as a slip, trip or fall. Alternatively, it can be an untoward event that does not fall within the parameters of the worker’s normal job duties.

How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Before you start applying for Social Security Disability benefits it is helpful to obtain certain information that you will need for the application beforehand.  The Disability Starter Kit includes fact sheets, checklists and worksheets that will help you organize the information you will need to apply. 

There are 3 basic ways to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits: