North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

Helping Clients in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Beyond Secure SSDI Benefits

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.

Call (855) 757-4204 or submit an online contact form to get started.

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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. Functional limitations may also include limits in a person’s cognitive abilities, such as their ability to concentrate, understand and retain information, maintain persistence and pace, interact with others, or adapt and manage one’s health and well-being.

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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:

  • Cancer
  • 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 attorneys at your earliest convenience.

Appealing a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

Although the denial of an initial Social Security disability application is not uncommon, it can be devastating to learn that the benefits you were expecting will not be paid. Many individuals who have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance fail to take advantage of the appeals process, which can result in a claim's approval.

When your SSDI application has been denied, there are several ways that it can be appealed:

  • Requesting a reconsideration of the decision
  • Requesting a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) if the decision is not reversed following reconsideration
  • Appealing to the Appeals Council if the ALJ denies your claim
  • Appealing to the Federal District Court if the Appeals Council does not approve your application

Regardless of which steps you need to carry out, our firm can help manage the entire appeals process and vigorously pursue the benefits you are owed. We are passionate about our work and can be depended on for fierce advocacy throughout your case. Our North Carolina SSD appeals attorneys will keep you updated on the progress we are making and promptly return your calls if you have questions or need assistance.

11 Locations Across North Carolina to Best Serve You!

If you have a serious medical condition that keeps you from working on a consistent basis, our team of experienced Social Security disability attorneys in North Carolina can provide you with sound legal advice and trusted guidance in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Jamestown.

Whether it takes six months or two years, we will remain steadfast throughout this often lengthy process and use all of our resources to help you receive any SSD benefits you deserve. Additionally, our team of case managers is happy to assist you and are available at any time during normal business hours.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, call us at (855) 757-4204 or contact us online.

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