Social Security Disability In North Carolina

Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) is a program for working people who have paid into the Social Security system while employed, and who have been injured and can no longer work. Although this sounds simple, the majority of first claims for SSD are denied, making the application process anything but easy.

The Social Security Administration will tell you that you do not need a lawyer. However, your chances of success are better if you have legal representation. At our Greenville, North Carolina, law firm, Cannon Law Offices, PLLC, we represent disabled workers at all stages of the process, from initial claims through appeals in federal court. Our attorney has been helping people with Social Security matters since 1983, and has the experience and knowledge to advocate for you.

We also handle long-term disability matters involving employer-supplied disability insurance policies. Employer-provided benefits such as these are covered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Our firm can represent you in disputes with your employer or its disability insurance carrier.

How We Help With Claims And Appeals

We make sure that clients understand the application process for SSD or SSI benefits and are informed every step of the way. We also help clients obtain the necessary medical and employment records and assist them with completing the required forms. Our lawyer attends every administrative hearing and appeal himself. You will have a lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case.

How Does Social Security Define A Disability?

Our clients include people with injuries and illnesses such as these:

  • Chronic pain
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Knee replacements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mental and emotional disabilities

The disability can be any illness, injury, and physical or mental condition that has lasted 12 months and prevents the injured person from working at a job appropriate to his or her age, education and work experience.

Expedited Hearings May Be Possible

In many cases, our clients have been unable to work for a long time because of the illness and/or injury. We try to speed the process along by requesting expedited hearings. Many of our clients have experienced serious financial challenges and really need the benefits — they may have been unable to work for many months or years. We know the hardship they face and make every effort to get the long-term disability benefits they need as soon as possible.

We Serve Clients In Goldsboro, Greenville And Statewide

For a free initial consultation with our experienced lawyer, contact us. Call 252-558-1834 to schedule your appointment to discuss your Social Security Disability claim or appeal. We represent clients throughout eastern North Carolina in SSD matters. There is no attorney fee unless we obtain benefits for you.