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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 the employment opportunities for its disabled citizens through the Pitt County Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities (PCCEPD).

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we also work to help disabled individuals by helping them fight for maximum Disability benefits. Our lead Disability lawyer, 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, 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.

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

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What Qualifies You for Disability in North Carolina?

To qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you have to first show that you are financially eligible for the program before the Social Security Administration (SSA) will determine if you are disabled. On the SSA website, there is a description of SSI eligibility requirements and an SSI Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool.

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must be eligible and you must be disabled. The SSA will review your work history (length of time worked and when you worked) and paid income taxes to determine eligibility, and if you are, then they will determine if you are disabled using 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?

Is it Hard to Get Disability in NC?

It can be hard to obtain Social Security Disability benefits in North Carolina. The nonprofit, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), states that two-thirds of Disability claims are initially denied.

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.

An experienced Disability lawyer in Greenville who understands 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 SSA 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 Disability Lawyer?

It does not have to cost a lot to hire a Social Security attorney in Greenville, NC. 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 benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less. 

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 up front. If you are awarded benefits, you don’t pay an attorney’s fee until after you have received your Disability benefits.2

Get Help From Skilled Disability Attorneys 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 towards helping them apply for Disability benefits and appeal denied decisions. We understand what types of omissions and mistakes can hurt an application, and we strive to help our clients include all the relevant, factual information needed to help the SSA make their Disability benefit decisions.

We are proud to represent our clients with disabilities. Our Disability team is 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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