Charlotte Social Security Disability Lawyer
Did you know that the majority of Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits claims are denied? If you’ve been denied, you’re not alone. Disability applicants can feel like they’re at the mercy of the system. A Charlotte Social Security Disability lawyer can help you navigate the red tape.
What Are Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability benefits are a form of insurance that you become eligible for by working. These are “Title II” benefits – there is also “Title XVI” benefits which are a poverty program for those who were not insured under Title II. During your time employed, you become eligible for these benefits in the event you become disabled for some reason and can no longer work. But you have to apply for benefits in order to try and take advantage of the insurance you paid for while you were working! You can learn more on our blog.
What Is the Process for Applying for Social Security Disability in Charlotte?
For most people, the answer is “confusing.” There are forms to fill out, documents to file and upload, and then the highly-probable appeals. You can find out more about the process and try to go it alone, or you can contact one of our disability lawyers in Charlotte, NC to see if we can help.
Can I Get Social Security Disability for a Mental Illness?
Yes, potentially. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), benefits can be paid to those who are deemed unable to work due to physical or mental disability. NAMI states, for example, that in 2013, more than 35% of people receiving benefits qualified based on a mental health condition.
If you’re looking for Charlotte-area mental health resources, you can try: NAMI Charlotte – https://namicharlotte.org/resources/
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas – https://www.mhacentralcarolinas.org/
What Percentage of Disability Claims Get Approved in Charlotte?
In 2015, the national award percentage rate for claimants was just 26.3%. Initial denials are often appealed, and of the appeals that go to hearing, North Carolina’s approval rate hovers around 52%. You can also look into the data on the approval and denial rates of individual Charlotte-area Social Security Disability judges.
Where Is the Social Security Disability Office in Charlotte?
Charlotte’s Social Security Disability office is located at:
2201 Coronation Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
Why Hire Us as Your Disability Lawyer in Charlotte, NC?
Several on our team have prior Social Security Disability experience from having worked inside the Social Security Administration. We know from firsthand experience how the system works, what they look for in reviewing a claim, the importance of filing the correct forms and meeting strict deadlines, and what medical records to present.