Experienced North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers
When you are left unable to work due to an injury or illness, it can be a difficult time. You worry about how to pay your medical bills and provide for your family. At Daggett Shuler, we believe your only focus should be on your treatment and recovery.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA) can provide financial assistance for sick or injured workers. Unfortunately, applying for these benefits can be both complicated and frustrating. Even legitimate claims are frequently denied. That’s why you should turn to an experienced attorney to help you get the Social Security Disability or SSI benefits you deserve.
Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability?
Eligibility for Social Security Disability depends on several factors—including the severity of your medical condition and your work history. Generally, you must prove your medical condition is disabling—and became disabled while you were insured. To be insured, you must have worked a certain number of years and paid FICA or Social Security taxes on that work. If you qualify, you may be eligible.
How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits
The first step in all Social Security Disability claims is the application. The application is long, requires a lot of information, and can be confusing. Sadly, many applicants simply give up before they complete it. Others make mistakes or leave out important information—leading to a denial. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help with your application and get the process started.
What if Your Claim is Denied?
If your claim has been denied, there is still hope. The experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Daggett Shuler can review all information related to your claim—building a strong appeal of your denial.
How We Work
Do you have questions about Social Security Disability, SSI, or Long-Term Disability? Do you have questions about your rights or eligibility for these programs? Don’t struggle on your own. Even if you’ve already been denied, the Board-Certified Specialists at Daggett Shuler may be able to help.
At Daggett Shuler, your Social Security Disability or SSI case will be handled by an attorney who is a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law with extensive experience handling cases before judges in North Carolina. We handle your entire claim for you, including—but not limited to—the following:
- Preparing and filing necessary documents and appeals at every stage
- Gathering medical information and other evidence to submit to the SSA
- Requesting doctors’ opinions on condition, treatment, and functional abilities
- Requesting the SSA obtain particular examinations for you as needed
- Referring you to doctors for examinations as needed
- Preparing you for your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
- Representing you at your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
- Ensuring the correct calculation of any awarded benefits
- Filing appeals with the Appeals Council and lawsuits in court, if needed
- Expediting the process to get you a decision as quickly as possible
It is important to have a local, North Carolina Social Security disability lawyer in on your side. Many who represent claimants in Social Security Disability cases are not attorneys. Others are attorneys from outside North Carolina—and are unfamiliar with local Administrative Law Judges.
Social Security Disability Lawyers Who Can Help.
After a serious injury or illness, you don’t need the stress of applying for Social Security Disability benefits on your own. If you or a loved one is thinking about applying for Social Security Disability—or if your claim has been denied—call Daggett Shuler today.
If you or a loved one is unable to work, call Daggett Shuler today at 336-724-1234 or 800-815-5500 for a free, confidential consultation. You can also submit a Free Case Evaluation Form online. We will gladly speak with you for free—and you only pay an attorney fee if we help win your case.
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