Receiving Social Security Disability benefits is essential for people who are disabled and cannot work. However, disabled workers that apply for Social Security Disability can face many obstacles when it comes to receiving the benefits they deserve in North Carolina.
At Daggett Shuler Law, our goal is to create awareness and education about the Social Security Disability application process. We want to help disabled workers in North Carolina understand this process.
Who is Eligible to Receive Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?
One of the most important things to understand about SSDI benefits is that the system is not any type of government welfare program. Over the course of their career, employees pay in to the federal Social Security system so that they can be compensated in the event that a disability prevents them from performing gainful employment.
In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, an applicant must prove:
- First, the applicant must prove that they can no longer perform the same work they did prior to their disability.
- Second, they must prove that they cannot adjust or obtain other work that is available in the labor market due to their medical condition.
For an applicant’s SSDI claim to be successful, they must prove that their disability will last for a period of at least one year or will result in their death. In addition to the medical requirement, an applicant must also prove that they have worked long enough, and recently enough, to qualify for SSDI benefits.
Navigating the Social Security Disability application process is extremely complex and labor intensive. Hiring an experienced Social Security Disability attorney from the beginning takes the stress off the disabled person and their family, and allows them to focus on their recovery. The attorney can also help represent the disabled worker at the hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
If you or a loved one is disabled and cannot work, or has questions about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, call Daggett Shuler Law at 336-724-1234.
When you call, you will receive a FREE evaluation led by our experienced, Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney, and we don’t get paid unless we help you WIN your claim.
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