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Social Security Disability

If you or a loved one has questions about your North Carolina Social Security Disability benefits, contact our experienced attorneys to figure out your next steps.

Common Social Security Disability Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Our North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be challenging. You may struggle with providing complete information when you initially apply or know how to appeal if your claim is denied. You may quickly find yourself becoming intimidated, confused and frustrated. The attorneys of Hardison & Cochran want to help you get through this process. First, please read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions. They should help you to understand how the SSD benefits process works. Next, give us a call. We can look at the specific facts of your case and help you to get your claim on the right track. We serve clients throughout Raleigh and North Carolina who are seeking disability benefits. Just call us today or submit our online form to set up a free consultation.

What does it mean to be “disabled” when it comes to applying for SSD benefits?

If you have a condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s strict definition of a disability, then you may be eligible to receive benefits. This makes proving that you are truly “disabled” a crucial part of your application. Read More

How do I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are three ways to submit your application for SSD benefits. If you believe you are unable to work due to a physical or mental impairment, you should get to work on submitting this application right away. Waiting a long time to apply for benefits may cause you to lose payments that you genuinely need and deserve. Read More

Have I worked enough to be eligible for SSD benefits?

The answer will depend on how many “work credits” you have earned. If you have not earned enough of these credits, you will not be eligible for SSD benefits. However, you may still seek benefits through a different Social Security program. Read More

What should I do if my disability benefits claim is denied?

You can seek a reconsideration of the decision on your claim and, if needed, pursue further appeals. However, you will need to act quickly, or else you may lose your right to appeal. Read More

What will happen at my Social Security Disability benefits hearing?

You can expect to have an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) review all of the evidence in your file and hear testimony from witnesses. Because the ALJ will decide whether to approve or deny your claim, it will be crucial to make sure your case is thoroughly prepared prior to this hearing date. Read More

Will I get ‘back-pay’ if my claim is approved after the hearing?

Generally speaking, yes, you will get ‘back-pay’ benefits if your claim is approved. The amount will depend on the type of benefits and the date you became disabled. Read More

Can I receive both workers’ compensation and SSD benefits?

Yes, if you are approved, you can receive both types of benefits. However, the amount of your SSD payments may be reduced depending on how much you receive in worker’s compensation payments. Read More

Can my children get disability benefits?

Yes, your children can receive disability benefits. The amount will depend on how old they are. Read More

Do I need an attorney to help me with my Social Security Disability benefits case?

If you are seeking Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, there are several things you must do – both on time and without error – in order to obtain the financial assistance you need. An attorney can play a vital role in making that happen. Read More
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