Apply for Social Security Disability in Charlotte & Richmond
We Help You Get It Right the First Time
It’s hard enough dealing with a serious health problem. If it means you can’t work, you’re also facing a loss of income and a struggle to make ends meet.
Social Security Disability benefits could be just what you need to protect your independence and dignity.
But first you’ve got another problem standing in your way: all the forms you need to fill out and the long, complicated process of applying.
If you make a mistake in your initial application for Social Security Disability, it could delay your case or threaten your chances of winning benefits later on.
At Hunter & Everage, we won’t let that happen to you. We know you’re going through a lot, and we take pride in being your guide and support while you apply.
We make sure your application is strong the first time. And you don’t pay us anything until you win benefits. Sign up for your free case review now.
Requirements You Need for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Insurance has some basic qualifications:
- You’ve worked and paid into the Social Security system recently, generally five out of the last 10 years.
- You no longer can work full-time because of your health problems.
- You can’t adjust to a new kind of work.
- You have medical records showing your condition is serious.
- Your disability is likely to last at least a year.
Just because Social Security says you’ll need to be off work a year, don’t let that delay you from applying.
You could miss out on benefits if you don’t apply early. You should apply as soon as you know you can’t work.
And if an injury on the job is the reason you can’t work, don’t let the possibility of a workers’ compensation claim keep you from applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
You may be eligible for both.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider your workers’ comp status as you apply, but if you remain unable to work after your workers’ comp runs out, you want Social Security Disability to be there for you.
It seems like it should be simple to prove you’re officially “disabled” to the SSA, but they’ve got thousands of rules.
Get someone to take care of your application, so you can focus on your health.
At Hunter & Everage, that’s what we do.
Why Your Claim Could Be Denied
Most people get denied Social Security Disability benefits on the first try.
This can happen for many reasons:
- Your doctor didn’t know you fit the legal definition of a disability.
- A Social Security employee didn’t collect the right medical records.
- A Social Security official found an error or inconsistency in your information.
One problem is that you need records of medical treatment to back up what you say about your health. But if you don’t have insurance, you might not be able to afford treatment.
At Hunter & Everage, we can help you find low cost options to get the treatment you need.
Another problem is that when you’re facing a lot of hardships and you really need benefits, it can be tempting to describe your condition with too much drama in your application.
Later in the process, a Social Security administrative law judge could pick up on that and deny your benefits.
We’ll help you make sure they can confirm all the information you provide.
You shouldn’t lose hope if you’re denied. We strongly urge you to consider appealing. Often, appeals are where people win benefits.
But at this level, you also should get strong legal representation.
Your Unique Case
We know this is personal for you. It’s about your health. It’s about your finances.
Your work history, your illness and your case are all specific to you.
Your strategy for winning benefits will be different from anybody else’s.
So working with an attorney who takes the time getting to know you can make a big difference in your life.
To some law firms, you’re a case file. At Hunter & Everage, we treat you like an individual.
We pay attention to the details of your situation and build a strategy just for you.
And, we evaluate your case for free.