YOUR PAIN IS REAL
We understand it is difficult to decide if you are ready to file for Social Security disability benefits. You wonder if you should be receiving Social Security Disability payments. Once you file a claim, the process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits is often frustrating and confusing. Approximately 2/3 of Social Security disability claims are denied at the initial level. While it is smart to consult a Social Security disability attorney prior to filing your initial claim, we are happy to work with you at all levels of the process. We can help you make your way through the long, tedious process. We practice ONLY Social Security disability Law. We have helped thousands of clients earn their disability benefits and they are now receiving social security disability payments every month. Why fight the system alone? You pay us nothing unless we win your case!
THE INS & OUTS OF SSD
The Social Security disability process is complex. You need the help of someone who knows how the process works, the little details that matter in moving your case along, and most importantly, your rights. Often, people file their initial Social Security disability claim by themselves. When they receive the denial notice from the Social Security Administration, they become discouraged and give up. Don’t make this mistake! If you are disabled and unable to work, you have a right to Social Security disability benefits.
We can help you get the Social Security disability benefits you deserve. In addition, we can help by referring you to other agencies and programs that can help you while you are going through the Social Security disability process.
Social Security disability is not simple. There are actually seven different types of Social Security disability benefits, each with its own rules. Our five attorneys are familiar with the types of Social Security disability benefits and are truly dedicated to helping those who deserve benefits.
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury, don’t try to tackle the system on your own. We are willing, ready, and able to help you. Normally, we only get paid if you get paid back benefits. If we don’t win your case, you owe nothing. Call us today for your free case evaluation at 1-866-425-5347, or you fill out the form to your right. Let’s get started today!
SSI v. SSDI
What exactly are SSI and SSDI? What is the difference? These are questions that people ask us every day.
Let’s start with SSI or Supplemental Security Income. These benefits are paid to low-income individuals who are also disabled. There is no requirement that you have worked in the past. SSI is designed to provide an income for low income, disabled people. When applying for SSI disability, you must meet the qualifications of SSI, having only limited income and resources. SSI benefits are also available for low-income children with significant disabilities. There is also a special SSI benefit for the blind.
SSDI, which stands for Social Security Disability Insurance, is different than SSI. In order to qualify, you must have worked in the past. The amount of earnings required depends upon your age.
Neither poverty nor wealth has any bearing on your eligibility for SSDI. It doesn’t matter if you have $1,000,000 or $0; as long as you meet the disability requirements, you are potentially eligible. For this program, you must have a disability that lasted or can be expected to last for at least 12 months or is likely to result in death.
There are also benefits for disabled widows and disabled adult children under SSDI. Disabled Widows and Widowers Benefits are paid to individuals who are at least 50 years old and become disabled within a certain amount of time after the death of their spouse. The late spouse must have worked enough under Social Security in order to be insured. Disabled Adult Child Benefits go to the children of persons who are deceased or who are drawing Social Security disability or retirement benefits. The child must have become disabled before age 22. There is also a special program of benefits for the blind, which adds additional requirements.
If you are thinking about applying for SSI disability or SSDI, or if your claim was denied, give us a call. One of our experienced attorneys can help you through the process and can represent you at your hearing. You have enough to worry about right now; let us handle the rest. We do not get paid unless you get paid! Call us at 1-866-425-5347, and let’s get started today!
APPLYING FOR BENEFITS
Are you thinking of filing for Social Security Disability benefits? Perhaps you are worried that your claim will not be approved. Maybe others have told you that your claim will not be approved. Another lawyer may have told you that you won’t be approved. Maybe you are worried about how you will pay for attorney fees. All of our lawyers are dedicated to helping the citizens of North Carolina receive the Social Security disability benefits they deserve. Don’t hesitate in calling us. We offer a free case evaluation.
The way that we get paid is controlled by federal statute. Normally, it is the Social Security Administration that writes us the check out of your back benefits when we win your case. We work on a contingency fee basis. You CAN get representation no matter how poor you are. There is no reason to fight the system alone.
Are you ready? Have you decided that it is time to file your claim? There are several different ways to start. You can contact us by calling us, filling out the form to your right, or clicking on the link provided to start a live chat. If you want, you can contact Social Security first. You can make an appointment to fill out the application for Social Security disability benefits. You can visit the Social Security Administration’s website at www.ssa.gov and file a claim for SSDI — but not for SSI. The easiest way to get started is to contact our office, and we will help you every step of the way.
If you choose to go about it alone, which we do not recommend, then you can do that as well. We have countless clients that have come to us after being unable to obtain their benefits on their own. The 50+ pages of forms in the Social Security Application that you will have to fill out can be confusing to many, and the end result is likely to be disappointing. You can view some of the forms in the links below if you choose to take this route.
In the alternative, you can contact us right now for a free case evaluation. We do not collect any fees unless you win, and that’s only if you win back benefits! We have successfully represented thousands of Social Security disability claimants. The sooner we get involved in your claim, the better the chance that we can help you get your benefits. Don’t wait another minute. Let’s get started today!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys and staff are all dedicated to providing a friendly and professional service to all of our clients. Contact us today, and let’s get started!
The forms contained in the links below are published solely for informational purposes. They are not updated regularly and should not be used to submit your application. If you choose to file without representation, be sure to contact the Social Security Administration directly.
Social Security Application – Forms Package
WAS YOUR CLAIM DENIED?
Don’t be surprised. Approximately 2/3 of Social Security disability claims are denied at the initial level. If you are denied at the initial level, unless you have already returned to work or expect to return to work in the near future, you should consider a Social Security disability appeal. This means that you should file a Request for Reconsideration. This is a time where you should seriously consider hiring an attorney to represent you.
The Appeals Process is time-sensitive. If you have received a denial letter, be sure to call us today so that we can get started. There is a specific appeal process that must be followed. There is no need for you to pursue the appeal process alone without the professional guidance of an attorney. There are several levels of appeal — Reconsideration, a Hearing by an Administrative Law Judge, Review by the Appeals Council, and Review in United States District Court. Hiring a lawyer is a very good idea at any stage of the appeals process.
Contact us today and we will evaluate your case at no cost to you.
SSD CASE BACKLOG
What is your Social Security Status? The Social Security Administration has a large backlog of disability claims and appeals. You may wonder if there is a way to minimize your wait time or to move your case to the front. We do not claim any special power to move your case along faster. Whenever possible we try to find ways to expedite our clients’ cases. We have seen over the years that unrepresented claimants often suffer unnecessary delay because they make mistakes or they fail to act promptly to appeal denials.
If you are thinking of filing for benefits or already have a denied claim, what are you waiting for? You should hire an attorney to help you obtain your benefits. This complex process can take years to understand. We know how to keep the delay to a minimum. We understand your frustration. We will do all that we possibly can to decrease delays for you.
You are on this page because you or someone you love needs help in obtaining their Social Security Disability benefits. It will not cost you a penny to contact us for your free review. Contact us today!
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If you have questions about your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits, contact our lawyers today to get a free case review.