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Fayetteville SSDI Attorneys

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Dealing with a disability is already a tough situation. At Lanier Law Group, we understand the challenges you face when dealing with disability and the complexities of the SSDI process. Our Fayetteville SSDI lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients, helping them secure the financial support they need during challenging times. We are committed to providing personalized and caring legal services to guide you through the SSDI process.

Call (910) 370-8379 or complete our online contact form today to request a free case evaluation.

Understanding Social Security Disability Income

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a federal program in the United States that provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a qualifying disability. Administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), SSDI is designed to offer support to individuals with disabilities who have worked and paid into the Social Security system through payroll taxes.

To be eligible for SSDI benefits, individuals must have a qualifying disability. The SSA defines a disability as a medical condition that prevents an individual from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) and is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months or result in death. The disability must be severe enough to prevent the individual from performing work-related activities.

Unlike Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs-based program, SSDI eligibility is based on work credits. Work credits are earned through payment of Social Security taxes while working. The number of credits required for eligibility depends on the individual's age at the onset of the disability.

In addition to work credits, there are specific earnings requirements to qualify for SSDI. Individuals must have earned enough money through work covered by Social Security to be considered "insured" and eligible for benefits. The SSA uses a formula to determine eligibility based on the individual's work history and age.

SSDI benefits may extend to dependents of the disabled worker. This can include spouses and children, provided they meet certain criteria. The amount of benefits paid to dependents is typically a percentage of the disabled individual's benefit amount.

There is a mandatory waiting period before individuals can start receiving SSDI benefits. This waiting period, known as the "five-month waiting period," begins on the established onset date of the disability and ensures that benefits are provided for long-term disabilities rather than short-term or temporary conditions.

The SSA periodically reviews the cases of SSDI recipients through Continuing Disability Reviews to ensure that individuals still meet the criteria for disability. CDRs assess whether there has been any improvement in the individual's medical condition that would allow them to return to work.

Why Choose Us?

The SSDI application process involves extensive paperwork and documentation. Our Charlotte SSDI lawyers provide hands-on assistance in preparing a comprehensive and accurate application. We strive to present your case in the best possible light, ensuring that the Social Security Administration has all the necessary information to make an informed decision regarding your eligibility for benefits.

If your initial SSDI application is denied, don't lose hope. Our team is experienced in handling SSDI appeals. We meticulously review the reasons for the denial, gather additional evidence if necessary, and construct a strong case to present during the appeals process. We understand the intricacies of the appeals process and are committed to pursuing a favorable outcome on your behalf.

In the event that your case proceeds to a hearing before an administrative law judge, our attorneys provide vigorous representation. We advocate for your rights, presenting a compelling case that highlights the severity of your disability and the impact it has on your ability to work. Our goal is to secure a positive outcome during the hearing and ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve.

Contact us today at (910) 370-8379 to discuss your legal options with our legal team.

We Fight for Our Clients

*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
    "20 out of 10 stars."
    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!
    - Phillip J.
    "So thankful for your expertise and professionalism"
    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.
    - Mario H.
    "Always ready to answer any questions I may have"
    The staff kept me well informed in a more than timely manner and was always ready to answer any questions I may have.
    - Timothy M.
    "The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service!"
    The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service! My main contact was Denise.
    - Malinda P.
    "Great experience"
    Great experience. Tish was very helpful as my case progressed and explained all of the steps to me, leaving me with very few questions. Shea was also very helpful during the negotiation process.
    - Nyesha B.

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