Social Security Disability Benefits Attorneys Serving Wilmington and all of Southeastern North Carolina
At Girdwood and Williams, we are committed to protecting the rights of individuals who are disabled. If you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working and earning an income, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Our attorneys have helped many people secure the compensation they are entitled to receive for their disabilities.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are intended for those who have worked for a number of years and are now unable to work due to a physical or mental disability. Although the Social Security Administration has designed this program to help individuals who are in need, the application process to receive benefits can be confusing, time-consuming, and difficult. In addition, many applicants are denied Social Security Disability benefits even though they have legitimate claims.
The Social Security Disability attorneys at our practice know how to help individuals navigate through this challenging process. We help individuals collect all of the necessary paperwork and information that they need, including detailed medical reports, records of doctor visits, and treatment histories. We also help applicants fill out all of the necessary forms accurately and correctly. Our lawyers can help those whose Social Security Disability claims have been denied through the appeals process and hearings.
**If the Social Security Administration has denied your claim, it is important to contact us as soon as possible because generally appeals must filed within 60 days.**
If you are unable to work as a result of an auto accident, medical malpractice, or other type of personal injury, our attorneys can assess whether you should also receive social security disability benefits, in addition to receiving compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. If you have been injured while on the job, you may also be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Requirements for Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security regulations state that you are eligible to receive disability benefits if you meet the following requirements:
You have worked and paid social security taxes for a certain period of time, depending upon your age.
You have suffered an injury that has left you disabled, or is expected to leave you disabled, for at least one year.
Your injury or disability prevents you from performing the same job that you performed before.
Your injury or disability also prevents you from doing other types of work that you would otherwise be able to do, based on your education, past work experience, transferable skills, age, and other factors.
Many people who meet all these conditions are surprised when their disability claim is denied by Social Security. Don’t despair. Let Girdwoord & Williams help with your appeal.
Contact our Social Security Disability benefits lawyers serving Wilmington and all of southeastern North Carolina today
If you have suffered a disability and are unable to work, our Social Security Disability lawyers will work hard to build an effective case on your behalf. Contact the Social Security Disability benefits attorneys at Girdwood & Williams for help in collecting the compensation that you are entitled to receive.