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Durham Social Security Disability Lawyers

Ready to Help You Obtain Your Entitled Benefits

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand the complexities of Social Security Disability law and the impact it can have on your life. With decades of experience serving clients in Durham and throughout North Carolina, our firm has established a reputation for providing compassionate and effective legal representation.

Here are several reasons why you should choose us:

  • Expertise: Our team consists of seasoned attorneys who specialize in Social Security Disability law. We stay updated on the latest regulations and precedents to provide you with knowledgeable guidance.
  • Personalized Approach: We recognize that every case is unique. That's why we take the time to understand your individual circumstances and tailor our strategies to fit your needs.
  • Client-Focused Service: Your well-being is our top priority. From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, we are committed to keeping you informed and empowered every step of the way.
  • Proven Track Record: With numerous successful outcomes for our clients, we have a track record of achieving results. You can trust us to vigorously advocate for your rights and pursue the benefits you deserve.

Call (919) 335-7553 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation.

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a qualifying disability. SSDI is intended to offer support to individuals who have paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes and who have earned a sufficient number of work credits.

Coverage Provided by SSDI:

  • Disability Benefits: SSDI provides monthly cash benefits to eligible individuals who have a qualifying disability that prevents them from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA). The disability must be expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death.
  • Medical Coverage: Individuals who receive SSDI benefits may also qualify for Medicare coverage after a waiting period. Medicare provides health insurance coverage, including hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B), which can help with the costs of medical care and treatment.
  • Dependent Benefits: SSDI benefits may also extend to certain dependents of the primary beneficiary, including spouses and children, under certain conditions. Dependent benefits can provide additional financial assistance to the family members of the disabled individual.
  • Work Incentives: SSDI includes various work incentives and support programs designed to encourage individuals with disabilities to return to work or engage in work-related activities without fear of losing their benefits prematurely. These programs include trial work periods, extended eligibility for Medicare coverage, and vocational rehabilitation services.
  • Compassionate Allowances: The SSA has a Compassionate Allowances program that expedites the processing of disability claims for individuals with severe medical conditions that meet specific criteria. This program aims to provide quicker assistance to individuals with the most urgent medical needs.

Remember, SSDI benefits are different from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), another disability program administered by the SSA. While SSDI is based on work history and contributions to the Social Security system, SSI is a needs-based program for individuals with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or aged.

How We Can Help

Our firm offers comprehensive representation for a wide range of Social Security Disability matters, including:

  • Initial Claims: We assist clients with preparing and submitting initial Social Security Disability applications, ensuring all necessary documentation is in order to strengthen your claim from the outset.
  • Appeals: If your initial application is denied, don't lose hope. Our team is experienced in navigating the appeals process, including reconsideration requests, administrative hearings, and appeals to the Appeals Council and federal courts.
  • Medical Evidence Gathering: We work closely with medical professionals to gather the evidence needed to support your disability claim, including medical records, diagnostic tests, and expert opinions.
  • Administrative Hearings: Should your case proceed to an administrative hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), we will prepare you thoroughly, represent you zealously, and present a compelling case on your behalf.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI): In addition to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), we also assist clients in applying for Supplemental Security Income benefits when appropriate.

Contact us today at (919) 335-7553 to request a free case review.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

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    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
    "Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members"
    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
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    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
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