Raleigh, NC Social Security Disability Lawyer
You’re eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you cannot work because you have a medical condition that’s expected to last at least 12 months. As a Raleigh, NC social security disability law firm, Lennon, Camak & Bertics handles applications for SSDI, SSI and hearings before a social security administrative law judge (ALJ). Our NC social security disability attorneys are sharp, experienced and dedicated to our clients every step of the way.
Federal Social Security Disability Applications & Appeals
In addition to handling standard social security disability matters, we also can help you appeal an unfavorable decision from an ALJ, the Appeals Council, and even one that made it to the Federal District Court in North Carolina. Likewise, 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.
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!
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, but 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 and qualified Raleigh social security disability lawyer 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 disability 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.
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!