Leading Issues Faced by Disability Recipients
- Nearly 40% of the working disabled have reported discrimination in the workplace
- Nearly 20% of that 40% believe they have been refused jobs or promotions because of their disability.
- Out of all the families in the United States, nearly 20 million families have a family member that suffers from a disability.
Why Hiring a Disability Lawyer is Essential
- Nearly 2/3 of all disability claims filed are initially rejected.
- Social security’s rules and regulations are extremely difficult to navigate.
- A disability attorney can help to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.
- Statistics show that represented claimants have a better chance of being approved for benefits at the hearing level.
- A Social Security disability attorney will file an initial application for you, make sure all appeals are filed correctly on your behalf, and that all medical records are requested and submitted to SSA.
- If a hearing is necessary, an attorney will write a pre hearing brief (explaining to SSA why you are disabled based on Social Security’s rules and regulations, with references to your medical file) and personally represent you at the hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
- You don’t pay a cent unless your disability claim is approved.
What to Look for in a Disability Attorney
- Track Record of Success
Contact The Clauson Law Firm, PLLC today at 877-835-0923 if you want quality legal representation for your Social Security Disability Claim. Our North Carolina disability attorney and staff have an extensive amount of experience in handling claims, and they will give your case the personalized attention that it deserves.
It is important to understand that while an attorney can advise you of your rights, they cannot make the final determination on whether or not you meet all of the requirements for getting SSI benefits. An attorney can point out the strengths and weaknesses of your case, but they cannot guaranty success or tell you that you will surely be approved for benefits. In order to apply for supplemental security income (SSI) there are a series of medical requirements and financial criteria that you must meet and an attorney can help you understand them. It may be a good idea to contact a disability rights attorney. North Carolina attorneys can provide clarification on SSI requirements
The first thing you need to do is to read and complete the application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You will be required to provide a list of the medications you take, contact information for your doctor, copies of medical records, lab test results, W-2s and an explanation of where you worked in the past. SSI is “need-based” and in order to qualify you must meet the income requirements, and have little to no income.
Social security sets an income and resource limits that applicants must meet in order to qualify for SSI benefits. The income and resources limit requirement is pretty stringent. The best way to see if you meet the income and resource requirements is to call your local social security field office or review your completed packet with a disability rights attorney. North Carolina law firms are good at reviewing these materials for their clients. Once you meet the income and resource requirements then your disability application is forwarded over to your state’s Disability Determination Services office. Your doctors will be contacted by the staff at the Disability Determination Services office and questionnaires, as well as records will be requested and processed. If more information is needed you will be contacted to go and have a special consultative examination performed.
It may be helpful to contact a local and experienced NC SSI lawyer.