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Let Our Firm Help You Security Social Security Disability Benefits

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand the difficulties individuals and families encounter when dealing with Social Security Disability claims. Our experienced team of attorneys specializes in Social Security Disability law and is dedicated to advocating for clients throughout Greenville, NC, and surrounding areas. 

Here’s why you can trust us with your case:

  • Expertise: With years of experience handling Social Security Disability cases, we have the knowledge and skills to effectively represent you in administrative hearings and appeals.
  • Personalized Attention: We believe in providing personalized attention to every client. When you choose Lanier Law Group, P.A., you can expect compassionate support and dedicated representation tailored to your unique needs.
  • Proven Track Record: Our firm has a proven track record of success in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits for our clients. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.
  • Local Knowledge: As a prominent law firm serving Greenville, NC, we have a deep understanding of the local community and the Social Security Disability system in North Carolina.

To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (252) 429-5161.

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are a vital form of financial support provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to individuals who are unable to work due to a qualifying disability. These benefits are designed to assist individuals who have worked and paid into the Social Security system but are no longer able to engage in substantial gainful activity due to a disabling condition.

Here are key features and aspects of SSDI benefits:

  • Eligibility: To qualify for SSDI benefits, an individual must 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. Additionally, the applicant must have earned enough work credits through payment of Social Security taxes during their employment history.
  • Work Credits: Work credits are earned based on the individual's work history and the amount of Social Security taxes paid. The number of work credits needed to qualify for SSDI benefits depends on the individual's age at the onset of disability. Typically, individuals need to have earned a certain number of work credits within a specified period before becoming disabled.
  • Financial Support: SSDI benefits provide financial support to eligible individuals and their dependents. The amount of benefits is based on the individual's earnings history, specifically their average lifetime earnings covered by Social Security. The SSA uses a formula to calculate the benefit amount, with higher-earning individuals generally receiving higher benefits.
  • Medical Review: Applicants for SSDI benefits must undergo a medical review process to determine if they meet the SSA's definition of disability. This process involves providing medical evidence of the disability and may include examinations by healthcare professionals designated by the SSA.
  • Waiting Period: There is typically a waiting period before SSDI benefits begin after the onset of disability. This waiting period is usually five full calendar months, during which the individual must be disabled and unable to work.
  • Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs): Recipients of SSDI benefits may be subject to periodic reviews of their disability status through CDRs. These reviews assess whether the individual's medical condition has improved or if they are still eligible for benefits.
  • Access to Medicare: Individuals who receive SSDI benefits are eligible for Medicare coverage after a waiting period of 24 months from the onset of disability. This coverage helps with medical expenses and provides access to essential healthcare services.

Our Social Security Disability Services

Our comprehensive Social Security Disability services cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • Initial Claims: We assist clients with filing initial Social Security Disability claims, ensuring that all necessary documentation is submitted accurately and on time.
  • Appeals Process: If your initial claim is denied, we can help you navigate the appeals process, including requesting reconsideration and representing you in administrative hearings before Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).
  • Medical Evidence: Gathering sufficient medical evidence is crucial for a successful Social Security Disability claim. Our team works closely with medical professionals to obtain the necessary documentation to support your case.
  • Hearings and Appeals: We provide aggressive representation at administrative hearings, presenting compelling arguments and evidence to support your claim for benefits.
  • SSDI Benefits: Whether you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI, we have the expertise to guide you through the application process and maximize your chances of approval.

Call (252) 429-5161 or fill out our online contact form today to request a free case evaluation.

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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Take Control of Your Case Today With the Help of Lanier Law Group
  • We Never Back Down
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