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Overwhelmed by the Social Security Disability Process? We May be Able to Help

By Rick Fleming

When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you have two options. You can apply yourself or you can apply with the help of a Social Security Disability lawyer.

More than two-thirds of those who file for Social Security Disability the first time are denied, according to the Social Security Administration. And 88% are denied a second time. That is just one (or two) good reasons to consider hiring an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer. We cannot light a fire under the government, but we can try to do everything possible to make sure your case is solid and keep it moving forward.

Here are more good reasons to consider a James Scott Farrin Social Security Disability lawyer to help you make a claim for benefits.

Inside Experience at Social Security Disability

The majority of the people who work in our Social Security Disability department used to work for the Social Security Administration where initial applications are accepted or denied.

We can tell you from firsthand experience, you cannot be over prepared when it c

omes to having your paperwork in order and when preparing for your interview.

Our inside experience is helpful in when it comes to navigating the system, including:

  • What the Social Security disability examiners look for to approve a claim
  • The importance of filing the correct forms, filling them out correctly, and meeting demanding and unwavering deadlines
  • What medical records you need to produce – and which ones not to produce

The paperwork alone can be overwhelming for one person, and your peace of mind is high on our priority list. Not only can we help you complete all the required forms correctly, process them on time, and in the manner in which Social Security Disability requires, but we can also follow up in a timely manner and try to keep the process moving forward. Moving forward is key. The current wait time for Social Security Disability hearings in North Carolina is between 19 and 21 months.

We can also help obtain your medical records so that if your case goes to hearing, we know we've tried to do everything possible to make sure your information will not be denied because of a technicality, for example.

We will make sure we ask you about all the personal and financial information the administration will want to know, like your living arrangements, income (including that of your spouse) and value of your assets and investments.

We will make sure you are kept up-to-date and contacted as necessary for added peace of mind.

We will be your advocate in every way possible. But there is one very important t

hing we cannot do for you, and so we ask each and every client to:

Keep your medical appointments.

We cannot tell you how many cases have been denied because people who say they are disabled do not keep their medical appointments. Without medical documentation of your disability, there is simply not enough medical evidence to support a disability claim.

With an experienced team by your side, you may be able to avoid the nuisance of meeting deadlines and constantly calling doctors and disability government offices. On top of trying to get the benefits you may need to survive, you are also recovering and rehabbing from an injury or illness. With our Social Security Disability team handling the paperwork and our paralegals and lawyers staying on top of the legal issues, you can focus on managing other areas of your life like trying to heal.

Attorney Fees – Capped by the U.S. Government

The federal government has capped the contingency fees of Social Security Disability lawyers to make legal assistance more affordable and within reach for those who are struggling financially and unable to work.

The contingency fee for Social Security Disability clients is limited to 25% of back-due benefits, or $6,000, whichever is less.

Get a FREE Case Evaluation From NC Social Security Disability Lawyers

Of all the attorneys licensed in NC, fewer than 1%* are Board Certified Specialists in Social Security Disability law. I am one of them. I also chair the N.C. State Bar's Social Security Disability Law Specialty Committee and I lead the committee charged with writing and grading examinations for attorneys who wish to specialize in Social Security Disability law. You could say I live, eat, breath, and sleep Social Security Disability law.

If you or your family have questions about the Social Security Disability process or if you are overwhelmed by the paperwork and the application process, contact us or call 1-866-900-7078. We will give you a free case evaluation and let you know if we can help you try to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you potentially need.

*Percentage as of December 31, 2016. Figures provided by the N.C. State Bar as of December 31, 2016

Mr. Fleming joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2002. He became a shareholder at the Firm in 2008 and currently heads the Social Security Department. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
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Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
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New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
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Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
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Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
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Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
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Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
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Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
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Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
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Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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