Raleigh NC Social Security Disability Lawyer
Lennon, Camak & Bertics is a Raleigh NC Social Security Disability law firm. We handle applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, SSI and hearings before the Social Security Administrative Law judges. Our SSDI claim attorneys are sharp, experienced and put the client first every step of the way.
Federal Social Security Disability Appeals
In addition to handling standard social security disability matters, we also handle appeals related to unfavorable decisions from the Social Security Judges to the Appeals Council, as well as those made to the Federal District Court in North Carolina. If you received an unfavorable decision from an ALJ, we’ll help reverse it on appeal. Even if you were represented by an attorney or non-attorney representative in your social security disability claim case, we can develop a strategy to regain the benefits you deserve that were previously denied to you.
What will give me the best chance to win my appeal to an ALJ?
Appeals from the Reconsideration level decision will put your claim before an Administrative Law Judge for a new determination, with a much better chance of success on your claim. However, it can take up to 20 months from your Reconsideration appeal to get a hearing before the judge in Raleigh NC.
Do Social Security Disability claims typically get denied?
70% or more of all initial Social Security disability claims are denied. Furthermore, if you appeal for Reconsideration, you are likely to be denied a second time as well. It typically takes at least eight months to travel through these two levels of review, which is why you need a local, proven, qualified SSI claim attorney on your case.
Can I present other types of disability evidence besides medical records?
Yes! You can have friends, family, physicians, teachers, and former employers write letters or testify on many subjects, including the severity of your functional limitations.
What happens after I am awarded disability benefits?
You will begin to receive benefits once you are awarded them. However, the Social Security Administration periodically conducts continuing disability eligibility reviews for those already approved for disability benefits. Years after a claimant has been determined to be disabled, a review may be done to see if the claimant remains disabled.
Social Security Disability Law Tutorial
To help educate clients on the ins and outs of Social Security law, we created this video overview. Watch the video or scroll below to educate yourself on a few critical, yet little-known aspects of social security.
Need more information? Learn more on our Social Security Disability FAQs page!
Speak With A Social Security Disability Attorney
If you think you may qualify for disability benefits, contact the attorneys at Lennon, Camak & Bertics, PLLC, for a consultation. We don’t charge a dollar until we win your case!