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Experienced & Reliable Disability Lawyers in Greenville, NC


Located in the Inner Banks region of North Carolina, Greenville is home to more than 90,000 residents and was twice named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People.” East Carolina University is about 10 minutes from the Greenville office of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

The U.S. Census revealed that 8.6% of Greenville’s population under the age of 65 years reported having a disability. Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County, which has made efforts to increase employment opportunities for its disabled citizens through the Pitt County Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities (PCCEPD).

Social Security Disability lawyers may be able to help those who are struggling to get Disability benefits. Here’s how.

We Fight for Social Security Disability Benefits

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we work to help disabled individuals by helping them fight for maximum Social Security Disability benefits. Our lead Social Security Disability attorney, Rick Fleming, has served on the Disability Advocates Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and is a multi-time winner of the NCAJ Order of Service Award.

As an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, a nationwide group of Social Security Disability attorneys, Rick helps the organization in its mission to provide the disabled community with access to highly qualified representation. He understands Social Security Disability law and the difficulties of a case, how to argue before an administrative law judge, the ins and outs of the appeals process, and much, much more.

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin today to get a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability case.

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What Qualifies You for Social Security Disability in North Carolina?

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must be eligible and you must be disabled. The Social Security Administration will review your work history (length of time worked and when you worked) and paid income taxes to determine eligibility. If you are, then they will determine if you are disabled using your medical records and the following five questions:

  1. Are you working?
  2. Is your condition “severe”?
  3. Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
  4. Can you do the work you did previously?
  5. Can you do any other type of work?
NOTE: SSDI should not be confused with SSI – Supplemental Security Income. These are different types of Social Security benefits and serve different purposes. A Disability lawyer can help you seek the benefits for which you may qualify.

Is it Hard to Get Social Security Disability in NC?

It can be difficult to obtain SSD (also known as SSDI) benefits in eastern North Carolina. The nonprofit National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) states that two-thirds of Disability claims are initially denied.

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However, NOSSCR also reports that many claims are approved when claimants appeal this initial decision to a higher level of review – and there are four different levels within the appeals process in North Carolina.

Skilled Greenville disability lawyers who understand the Disability application, determination, and appeals processes may help improve your chances of getting a favorable result. Call our firm today at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.

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How Much Does Disability Pay in NC?

The average monthly SSDI benefit in the United States in 2021 was $1,277. The Disability benefit amount is different for each person because the Social Security Administration calculates it using a weighted formula. The formula takes into account the amount of income on which you have paid Social Security taxes. To get an estimate of your potential Disability pay, use the SSA’s online Social Security detailed benefit calculator.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?

It does not have to cost a lot to hire a Greenville Social Security Disability attorney. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, and there are no upfront costs.2 We collect a percentage of any total compensation we get for you, and the federal government has mandated that this contingency fee must be limited to 25% of back-due disability benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less. 

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At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we want our clients with disabilities to take care of their health, not worry about paying for representation upfront. If we’re able to help you obtain benefits, you don’t pay an attorney’s fee until after you have received your Disability award.2

Get Help From Social Security Disability Lawyers in Greenville, NC

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, several of our Social Security Disability team members have worked inside the SSA. We care about our clients and focus our experience and resources on helping them apply for Disability benefits and appeal denied decisions. We understand what types of omissions and mistakes can hurt your claim, and we strive to help our clients include all the medical evidence and information needed to help the SSA make their Disability benefit decisions.

We are proud to represent our clients with disabilities. Our team is led by a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law. We are all too familiar with North Carolina’s lengthy Social Security Disability hearing wait times. As the number of remote hearings increases, the process may become increasingly difficult. Our firm relies on proprietary software to help our Social Security Disability lawyers and paralegals try to be as efficient as possible.

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, or call us at 1-866-900-7078 for a free Disability case evaluation. Put the experience and resources of our firm on your side.

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