Social Security Lawyer in Fayetteville Can Help You Fight for Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits in the form of monetary assistance for individuals who are disabled and therefore unable to work. Benefits are provided through two similar but separate programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
However, obtaining these benefits is often a frustrating, confusing and discouraging process, and it's only gotten more difficult recently to obtain aid. The vast majority -- more than 75% -- of initial applications are denied, making the appeals process your best chance to successfully obtain the financial benefits that you need.
For those who are denied initially in North Carolina, most need the dedicated services of a Social Security disability lawyer. At the Fayetteville office of Brent Adams & Associates, we have a support staff of litigation experts, paralegal researchers, case managers and disability advocates who will aggressively pursue benefits on your behalf.
SSDI and SSI both use a combination of medical and financial factors to determine if you qualify for federal benefits. SSDI applicants must not only have a qualifying medical disability, but must also have earned enough work credits through paying in to the Social Security system in order to qualify as "insured."
SSI, on the other hand, is a needs-based program, and anyone with a qualifying medical disability, regardless of work history, may be able to qualify for benefits, provided that his or her income is beneath a certain threshold, typically $1,000 per month.
If You Have Been Denied Social Security Disability Benefits
Because the majority of initial Social Security disability claims are denied, the importance of the appeals process cannot be overstated. A Social Security lawyer at our Fayetteville, Dunn or Raleigh locations have the experience and credentials you need in your corner to represent you through each of the tiers of the appellate process, which is segmented into 4 distinct levels: reconsideration, Administrative Law Judge hearing, Appeals Council hearing, and a federal court hearing.
Up to 80% of claims are denied in reconsideration; your chances of being approved are much stronger in an Administrative Law Judge hearing. Our team of disability lawyers in Fayetteville will prepare you to testify at your hearing and ensure that all supporting documentation has been reviewed thoroughly and is intact and on hand.
Currently, Administrative Law Judge hearings are being scheduled approximately 1 to 2 years in advance due to the SSA's backlog. Although it's unfavorable to wait this long for a hearing, we will strive to do everything in our power to get your claim approved before this step. You can feel confident walking into an ALJ hearing about your case with one of our disability advocates in your corner.
A Disability Lawyer in Fayetteville, N.C., Can Help You
With more than 32 years of experience handling Social Security disability claims, Brent Adams & Associates treats each client with personal and meaningful attention.
When you grant us the privilege of serving as your legal counsel, you will be assigned both an attorney and a case manager who will keep you informed on the progress of your case and collaborate with staffers to win you your benefits.
Contact us and schedule a FREE consultation with a Social Security lawyer at our Fayetteville, Dunn or Raleigh offices at 1-800-849-5931.