Disability Lawyer Serving North and South Carolina
Social Security Disability is a benefit available to people whose disabilities prevent them from earning a living. There are two types of Social Security Disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available to injured workers, their widowed spouses or disabled children; and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is available to disabled persons in financial need. The Social Security Administration administers and regulates both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplement Security Insurance (SSI) programs. If your claim has been denied – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a social security disability attorney. It’s important not to become discouraged, however, because an experienced disability lawyer can help you appeal your claim decision and obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options.
If you previously worked prior to your disability and paid Social Security taxes, then you are typically considered “covered” by Social Security, and SSDI is the disability benefit you would likely be filing a claim to receive. In order to be considered eligible for SSDI, you must fall into one of the three categories:
- A disabled worker under 65 who is covered by Social Security.
- A person disabled since childhood who is a dependent of either a deceased parent covered by Social Security or a living parent or parent entitled to Social Security Disability.
- A disabled widow or widower age 50-60 whose deceased spouse was covered under Social Security.
In order to meet the definition of “disabled,” the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you must be completely disabled – meaning your disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year or your disability must be expected to end in your death. The disability may be physical, mental or a combination – but it must be proved through medical documentation.
If you are completely disabled and you file an application for benefits, you might expect that your claim will be accepted right away. However, the truth is that many perfectly reasonable benefits claims are rejected initially. The Social Security Administration does not award disability quickly or easily, and often claims are denied because of lack of proper evidence or documentation. If your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision, but you have a limited time in which to file an appeal. An attorney can provide legal representation and advice during the appeals process – both of which greatly improve your chances of a successful claim.
Contact the Social Security Disability Law Firm of Bice Law
If you need assistance with a Social Security Disability claim, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law serving both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so act quickly. We’ll review your claim carefully to determine what documentation may be missing, and we’ll prepare an effective case for appeal. Call (855) 5-BICE-LAW today or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a social security disability attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.