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Wilmington Social Security Disability Lawyers Who Fight for You


If you’re dealing with a disability, a fight with the Social Security Administration (SSA) is the last thing you need. What you may need is a little help from an attorney who can navigate the minefield of Social Security Disability forms and rules, and do the fighting for you.

We’re here and ready to assist however we can. Just call 1-866-900-7078 anytime, 24/7.

How Do I Know if I Have a Social Security Disability Case in Wilmington?

It’s not uncommon for people to be unaware of the existence of, or their eligibility for, Social Security Disability benefits. In fact, the SSA has several eligibility requirements. Applying for Social Security Disability in North Carolina can be rather confusing.

For example, the SSA will determine your eligibility based on a number of factors, including:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work history
  • Abilities and skills
  • Physical and/or mental limitations

How Much Might My Social Security Disability Case Be Worth in Wilmington?

Clients often ask how much their Social Security Disability benefits could be. The answer depends on a number of factors – we say every case is unique for a reason. You circumstances, resources, and your disability all factor into the compensation you may receive.

The Social Security Administration calculates benefits with a weighted formula, a part of which involves the amount of income the applicant has paid Social Security taxes on. In 2021, the average monthly Social Security Disability benefit was $1,277.

My Social Security Disability Case Was Denied. How Do I Appeal?

Appealing a Social Security Disability denial comes in four stages. You could be approved at any of these stages, or not at all:

  • Reconsideration
  • Hearing
  • Appeals Council
  • Federal Court

Upset man sits arms crossed in front of computer because his Social Security Disability was denied

There are rules governing each stage, and none of them are what we’d call user-friendly. Wilmington’s SSD cases are heard by judges in the Charleston, SC hearing office, or in Fayetteville, NC. Less than 40% of cases are approved by Charleston judges, and less than half of cases are approved by Fayetteville hearing judges, but don’t give up! Call us, because denials are sometimes a result of a poorly assembled application or appeal.

An experienced Wilmington SSD lawyer may increase your odds of success, especially early in your application process.

Where is the Wilmington Social Security Office?

You can find the Wilmington Social Security Administration office at:

1528 S 16th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

Phone: 1-866-964-6227

If you are a veteran, you may also want to explore your options with Veterans’ Affairs. The North Carolina Division of Veterans’ Affairs can be found at:

3205 Randall Pkwy Millennium Building
Suite 102
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 919-664-1065

Map of Wilmington with gold tags marking Social Security office & NC Division of Veterans Affairs

Why Hire Us as Your Wilmington SSD Lawyer?

If you have a disability and want assistance with your claim or an appeal, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the resources and experience to help.

  • Members of our Disability team have worked inside the SSA.
  • Some of our paralegals have more than six years of experience as Disability Determination Services examiners.
  • Our firm relies on proprietary software we created to help our Social Security Disability lawyers and paralegals to be as efficient as possible.

The head of our SSD department, attorney Rick Fleming, is an NC State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law, has served on the Disability Advocates Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), and serves as an officer for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).

Call us any time at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation, or contact our Wilmington office for more information.

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