If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits, you will have to meet a variety of medical and non-medical criteria. However, determining whether or not you will meet Social Security’s disability requirements in North Carolina and be awarded disability benefits is not always easy, even when you are clearly disabled. The good news is that claimants can avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of their applications by seeking guidance from an experienced disability firm like Patton Brown Law.

How will working with a disability law firm like Patton Brown Law benefit me?

Our disability lawyers are highly familiar with the disability claims process. We know and help you gather the medical and non-medical evidence you need to support your application. Additionally, we assist you with completing and submitting your application to Social Security to ensure there are no mistakes, omissions or red flags that could add more time to an already lengthy process.

It has become increasingly difficult for individuals with valid disability claims to be approved for benefits at the application level (i.e., prior to a hearing in front of an administrative law judge). If your application is denied, however, do not give up! Our firm can be extremely instrumental during the reconsideration and appeal processes. We know the local judges and experts typically called in to give testimony about your case, and will be there to cross-examine witnesses and advocate for your right to receive benefits.

What will I need before I apply for disability benefits in North Carolina?

It is important to collect everything you need prior to applying for benefits. First, you will want to review the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) age guidelines, income guidelines, and medical requirements. Your work history and your ability to work also factor into your eligibility, so you will want to make sure you understand the guidelines and what is required of you.

Our law firm specifically handles disability claims in Winston-Salem, Elkin and Statesville. We know how confusing the SSA’s requirements can seem and how stressful the claims process can be. Just know that we are here to help alleviate the burden. Below are some articles you might find helpful when applying for benefits.

Think you have a valid claim? Call us for a free consultation with a disability lawyer.

For a free consultation with a caring, knowledgeable disability attorney, contact Patton Brown Law at 855-860-2150.