North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you are suffering from a serious disability preventing you from returning to work, let us help you understand your options. Social Security disability is one way of maintaining financial stability when you have been left unable to work, but filing for this type of benefit often proves to be a complex process.
Our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers are highly knowledgeable of the law and can walk you through all of your options. We have multiple offices across North Carolina, so get in touch with us today to schedule a free initial consultation at any of our locations.
We can also discuss your case over the phone or come to you if your injuries/disabilities prevent you from making it into our office.
If you still have questions about the SSD/SSDI process or you want to retain a legal professional to assist you in filing for these benefits, call us today. We at Lanier Law Group, P.A. are here to answer your questions and provide you with trustworthy legal support and counsel at every turn.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance
There are two types of claims that a person may file to receive Social Security benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Both types of claims have certain requirements that must be met. Occasionally, even if a person is disabled, they may not qualify for benefits based on these additional restrictions.
To qualify for SSDI you must meet the following criteria:
- You have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from being able to work
- Your condition lasted/is expected to last for at least one year or result in death
- You are under the age of 65 (with exceptions)
- You worked at least 5 of the last 10 years as of the date you became disabled
A disability must also cause a person to have functional limitations that prevent them from working. Functional limitations include limits in a person’s ability to walk, stand, lift, carry, bend, push, pull, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Accepted Medical Conditions for SSDI Benefits
Under the Social Security Disability (SSD) program, certain individuals who have disabling injuries or illnesses are eligible to receive benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is very strict, however, when reviewing applications.To qualify, your disability will need to meet their list of accepted medical conditions, which may include:
- Digestive tract conditions
- Kidney disease
- Mental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism
- Cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease and coronary artery disease
- Immune system disorders
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy
- Respiratory disease
- Sensory and speech conditions
If your condition or disability is not listed, you may still be eligible for SSDI benefits if you have a comparable condition.
This is not a comprehensive list of disabilities covered by the SSA. For more information on SSDI and SSI, talk to one of our experienced NC social security attorneys at your earliest convenience.
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