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Rocky Mount, NC
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Living with a disability can be made more complicated when your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied. And unfortunately, a majority of first-time applications are denied.
Information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that Rocky Mount, NC had a higher percentage of people with disabilities (11.7%) than the state (9.4%) and the country (8.6%) from 2015-2019.
The city has developed a Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities that is “dedicated to creating community awareness, expanding social, economic, and professional opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities.”
But if you have a disability and are living in Rocky Mount, you may need additional help. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we can provide you with assistance whether you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing a denied claim. It’s what we do. Contact us for a free case evaluation today.
Where Is the Social Security Disability Office in Rocky Mount?
The Rocky Mount Social Security office is located at 1071 Hunter Hill Road, east of Country Club Road. The North Carolina Social Security Administration (SSA) handles several federal programs such as Disability benefits, retirement, and Medicare.
The Rocky Mount office of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is located less than 3 miles away at 144 Woodridge Court, on the opposite side of U.S. Highway 64. If you need a compassionate and skilled Social Security attorney for Rocky Mount, NC, give us a call at 1-866-900-7078, or make an appointment today.
What Types of Disability Benefits Are Available?
The SSA pays Disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
- SSDI benefits are monthly payments to people with disabilities who have worked for a required amount of time and have paid Social Security taxes on their income. These benefits are based on disability and work credits.
- SSI benefits are monthly payments to people with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. These benefits are based on age/disability and financial need.
- Medicare benefits are generally available two years after a disabled worker becomes eligible for benefits.
- Vocational rehabilitation services may be available for disabled workers who could return to work if they are provided some assistance.
How Many People Receive SSI in the Area?
The SSA reported that 2,819 people in Edgecombe County and 3,491 people in Nash County (the two counties in Rocky Mount) received SSI in 2019.
What Can a Lawyer Do to Help Me Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits?
A lawyer can help you with your initial Disability application, or if that application is denied, by doing the following as needed:
- Requesting your medical records and any supporting statements from your doctor
- Reviewing your initial application or appeal filing for accuracy and thoroughness
- Framing the issues on your application and supporting forms
- Outlining the key facts on your application and supporting forms
- Ensuring that application and appeal hearing request deadlines are met
- Preparing you for likely questions to be asked during an appeal hearing
- Arranging any witnesses for an appeal, if needed
- Arguing your case in an appeal hearing
Many Disability cases have multiple issues that require attention. For example, if your disability was caused by a car wreck or an accident at work, there may be a personal injury or a workers’ compensation aspect, in addition to the Social Security Disability claim, that should be considered.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin routinely work together to coordinate cases and represent all aspects for our clients. We fight to try to ensure that all of our clients’ rights are protected.
And here’s some good news if you are worried about the cost of hiring a Disability attorney for Rocky Mount, NC. If you work with us, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs.2 We collect a percentage of any total compensation we get for you. And there is a cap on what you may have to pay because the contingency fee is limited to 25% of back-due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less.
Call us today at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation.
What Do I Do if My Social Security Disability Benefits Are Denied?
If you believe you qualify for Disability benefits and have been wrongly denied, you can contact a Social Security Disability lawyer in Rocky Mount and ask them to represent you. There are several levels of the appeals process, and an attorney can guide you through each step.
Because so many SSDI/SSI applications are initially denied, applicants often feel helpless. But that does not need to be the case. We may be able to help.
Several of our paralegals have worked as Disability Determination Services (DDS) examiners and have been involved in disability reviews. We have the knowledge and experience to help you through the appeals process. One client was denied twice, and then got the help he needed from our firm.1
The U.S. Government Accountability Office says having representation for your appeal makes you about three times more likely to get approved for benefits than someone who doesn’t. So, if your Social Security Disability benefits are denied, your next step is a simple one. Get your free case evaluation today.
Contact Our Disability Lawyers for Rocky Mount, NC and Tell Them You Mean Business
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we understand Social Security Disability law and the difficulties that can be involved in a Disability case. Our team of Disability lawyers is led by Rick Fleming, a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law, and several of his team members have worked inside the SSA.
Rick’s dedication to Social Security Disability law is also evidenced by his responsibilities outside of the firm. He has served on the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), is a multi-time winner of the NCAJ Order of Service Award, and is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), where he serves on the Board of Directors.
We have helped North Carolinians with their Disability cases for decades. Call us at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online today for a free case evaluation. Put the experience and resources of our firm behind your Disability case and tell them you mean business.Text Us
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