Social Security Disability Attorneys
At Lennon, Camak & Bertics, we handle applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, SSI and hearings before the Social Security Administrative Law judges. Our sharp, experienced attorneys put the client first and will be with you every step of the way.
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 may be able to get the denial reversed on appeal. Even if you were represented by an attorney or non-attorney representative, we can develop a strategy to get you the benefits you deserve.
What You May Not Have Known About Social Security Disability
Did you know 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.
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.
1. Did you know an appeal 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? It’s true, but the bad news is, at least in Raleigh, it takes up to twenty months from your appeal from Reconsideration to get a hearing before the judge.
2. Did you know you can offer other types of disability evidence for consideration at the hearing besides medical records? It’s true. You can have friends, family, physicians, teachers, and former employers write letters or testify on many subjects, including the severity of your functional limitations.
3. Did you know that the Social Security Administration periodically conducts continuing disability eligibility reviews for those already approved for disability benefits? It’s true. Years after a claimant has been determined to be disabled, a review may be done to see if the claimant remains disabled.
*Checklist courtesy of James Publishing.
Speak With A Social Security Disability Attorney Today
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!