Total & Permanent Disability Claims in North Carolina
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
In order to be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) in North Carolina, you must have a total and/or permanent disability as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). SSD benefits are not provided for individuals who have suffered only a partial disability.
In other words, you must prove to the SSA that your condition:
- Prevents you from returning to your previous employment
- Prevents you from obtaining comparable employment/partial employment
- Has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 continuous months or is expected to result in death
If you have suffered a temporary total disability, you may be able to recover wage replacement benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
For more information, or for assistance with your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, we encourage you to reach out to the North Carolina SSD lawyers at our firm. At Lanier Law Group, we are committed to providing you with the dedicated legal advocacy and tireless representation you deserve.
What Are Total & Permanent Disabilities?
Individuals who suffer total permanent disabilities may be eligible to receive permanent total disability (PTD) benefits for life if their condition does not improve.
For cases arising after June 24, 2011, the state defines “total permanent disabilities” as:
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis of the trunk, both arms, and/or both legs
- Amputation of both hands, arms, feet, or legs; loss of both eyes; or a combination thereof
- Severe closed head injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or brain damage
- Second- or third-degree burns covering at least 33 percent of the body
If you are unsure whether or not you are eligible to receive benefits, or if your initial claim has already been denied, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Lanier Law Group. We can answer your questions and help guide you through the legal process.
No Recovery, No Fee
Our North Carolina total and permanent disability lawyers understand the challenges you and your family are facing. Severe disabling conditions can place an immense financial burden on individuals who find themselves suddenly unable to provide for themselves or their loved ones. Because of this, we are passionate about helping you fight for the SSD benefits you are owed.
We also understand that you may be worried about the cost of hiring an attorney to help you with your claim. However, we provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are absolutely zero upfront costs for you and, rather, our attorneys only collect fees only if and when they are successful in recovering compensation for you. Your initial consultation is free, so there is no risk in speaking to an attorney at our firm about your case.
Reach out to us at (855) 757-4204 to make an appointment for a free consultation. Se habla español.