Applying for Social Security Benefits

A Social Security Disability attorney may be able to help you get results

Most Social Security disability claims are denied. It's normal for applicants to want to give up. Don't do it. Our North Carolina disability attorneys may be able to help you or your loved one pursue a claim. Our team of Social Security disability attorneys in North Carolina knows the system and laws that regulate Social Security. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

Understanding of the Social Security system

Having a permanent or long-term disability can affect your life in a number of ways — physically, financially and emotionally. The best way to arm yourself is with facts. The following is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the Social Security system as it relates to disabilities.

Keep in mind, understanding program basics may not be enough. A Social Security disability hearing is tremendously complex, and it is our opinion that it may be highly advisable not to attempt one without an attorney who is recognized by the NC State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. Such attorneys are considered by the NC State Bar to have special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in a specific area of law.

How a disability attorney can help

A qualified attorney knows how to gather and index medical records, question witnesses and interpret the complex rules and regulations that govern both a court of law and the various Social Security programs. According to the nonprofit National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), claimants who employ a qualified attorney to represent them are much more likely to win than those who do not.

Attorney Rick Fleming, Head of our Social Security Disability Department, is a NC Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law who is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is assisted by Attorney Crystal Rouse, who worked as an examiner for the Disability Determination Services (DDS) for eight years before becoming a Social Security Disability attorney. As an examiner, she decided the relative merits of Social Security disability claims and determined which claims to approve for benefits. Several members of the department's support staff have also served as DDS examiners.

Contact our North Carolina law firm today

Call us at 1-866-900-7078 or click on the live chat option to speak with someone right now. Or complete the form on this page for a free, confidential conversation about your claim. There is no cost or obligation for contacting us.

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