We Fight for Your Social Security Disability Benefits
Our firm will guide you through every step of the process
You have been diagnosed with an illness or an injury that leaves you unable to work and that is expected to last at least a year – or to result in your death. As you struggle with your physical pain, you may also be very concerned about your loss of income. How are you going to manage financially, if you are unable to work?
You may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But the claims process can be lengthy and frustrating. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced North Carolina SSDI attorney on your side. Brent Adams & Associates has been handling Social Security disability claims for decades and can help you get the benefits you need and deserve.
We know how to fight for your legal rights
If you have worked and paid into the Social Security system then Social Security disability may be an option if you become disabled. Social Security disability is not a government handout and it is not welfare. Instead, it is a benefit that you have earned by paying into the Social Security system while you were working. You paid for this benefit out of your hard-earned paycheck and you deserve to receive monthly Social Security disability benefits now that you are disabled.
Your unique disability will be considered when you submit a Social Security disability application. We have helped many people get fair Social Security disability benefits, including people who suffer from the following types of medical conditions:
- Heart conditions
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Other neurological disorders
- Back pain
- Muscle or joint disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Respiratory disorders
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Kidney disease
- Hematological disorders
- Skin disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Other mental disorders
- Immune system disorders
If you suffer from any of these medical conditions – or any other disability – then you will need to submit a complete Social Security disability application together with supporting medical documentation to show that you are unable to do the work that you did before you became disabled or any other kind of work. Once your claim is approved, you will receive monthly benefits based on the amount of your past wages, up to a maximum amount allowed by law.
It can be a difficult process – but we won’t back down
The wait for Social Security disability benefits can be many months long – even in the easiest of cases where eligibility is straightforward and the initial application for benefits is complete. It can be enough to make anyone want to throw up their hands and give up. We don’t blame any client for feeling that way. But we will not give up on your claim.
The truth is the majority of Social Security disability cases are not approved at the initial application stage. Instead, many Social Security disability applications are denied because preventable mistakes were made on the initial applications. This results in unnecessary delays in benefits and stressful appeals.
It is our goal to get your initial application approved the first time. However, if your application is denied then we will not hesitate to file an administrative appeal or to pursue your fair recovery in federal district court. There’s one thing we can promise you – we will guide you through the process every step of the way.
The experience you need to get results
According to the North Carolina State Bar, there are fewer than 50 attorneys in the state who are Board Certified Specialists in Social Security Disability Law. Attorney Vance Jennings is one of them and the only one in Dunn. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become board certified in any practice area.
Attorneys seeking this certification must spend an average of 600 hours a year for five straight years on Social Security disability cases. They must take 36 hours of continuing legal education classes and undergo extensive testing. There is also a peer review process – 10 lawyers or judges in good legal standing must vouch for the competence and qualifications of an attorney in Social Security disability cases.
Vance Jennings went through this rigorous process because he believes clients deserve the best representation we are able to offer. The great news for our clients is that this expertise does not cost extra.
We’re ready to fight for the benefits you’ve earned
Social Security disability is a complicated area of the law. But we know how to handle every type of situation you may face in the claims process. If your claim is denied, we will help you with:
- Reconsideration – Our firm helps you complete the required paperwork and ensure that you meet deadlines.
- Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge – We gather all medical records from your doctors and represent you at the hearing. We ensure that the judge hears an accurate and detailed description of your injury or illness.
- Review by Appeals Council – If your claim is denied, we can file a brief with the Appeals Council. The council can make a decision on your case or return it to the administrative judge for further review.
- Federal Court review – This is the last step in the appeals process. If your claim has still been denied, you have the option of filing a civil suit in federal district court.
Our legal team has the experience to help you at any stage of your Social Security disability case – from your initial filing through your final appeal. With local offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Dunn and Clinton, we can help you protect your rights and receive the Social Security disability benefits that you have earned through your years of hard work.
Let us handle the hassle and headaches of gathering paperwork, completing applications, dealing with the Social Security Administration, and appealing any wrongful denials of your claim. This will allow you to focus on your health and your family.
To learn more, contact us today. Let’s set up a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss your right to Social Security disability benefits and how best to get those monthly benefits into your bank account.