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Chapel Hill Disability Lawyer

Are you someone living in the Chapel Hill or Carrboro area who has tried, unsuccessfully, to obtain Social Security Disability benefits?

You may be searching for a Chapel Hill disability lawyer and the experienced North Carolina disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer experienced with helping clients in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, please call 1-800-525-7111.

Disability Lawyer with Experience in Chapel Hill NC - Riddle & BrantleyThere are no attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive Social Security disability benefits.

Have you filed an application for benefits in or around the Orange or Chatham County area and been turned down?

Or, have you become unable to work because of a serious injury or medical condition, and now you are wondering how to start the application process?

If so, then you may want to consider contacting the North Carolina disability law team at the Riddle & Brantley law firm for help.

We’ve been helping people with disabilities in Chapel Hill and throughout the start for more than three decades, and we’d love to help if we can.

Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free consultation with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security disability law.

There is no obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case — and you receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Our firm includes a team of knowledgeable professionals with over 30 years of experience fighting for North Carolinians who are unable to work because of their disabilities. Our team is led by Attorney Scott Scurfield, a Board-Certified Specialist in social security disability law. We work tirelessly to get our clients the benefits they have earned.

Our VA benefits lawyers are also available to help our heroes who have been discharged honorably obtain compensation for disabilities, as well.

For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer experienced in helping clients in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and surrounding areas, call us at 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.  

Don’t worry about payment when hiring a Riddle & Brantley disability attorney:

The initial consultation is free, and we never charge attorney fees unless we help you obtain benefits.

In most cases any attorney fee is paid directly to us by the Social Security Administration out of your past-due benefits, and you will know up-front the amount your fee will be if you win, so there are no surprises.

No win, no fee!

Call 1-800-525-7111 and see why clients are talking like this about Riddle & Brantley:

“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”

-R. Colley

What can a Chapel Hill-area Social Security Disability lawyer do for you?

A Specialist certified in Social Security disability law serving clients in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County, Chatham County, and across North Carolina can help from the beginning to the end of your disability claim.

A Riddle & Brantley disability lawyer with experience in Chapel Hill can:

  • Help you file your application for Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Walk you through your SSA file and show you what the hundreds and hundreds of pages of employment and medical records mean to your claim.
  • File a Request for Reconsideration if you are denied at first.
  • Help communicate with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • Request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) if your claim is denied at the Reconsideration level.
  • Gather treatment records from your doctors and other medical providers and make sure they are all included in your SSA file.
  • Gather doctor letters and Residual Functional Capacity evaluation forms to support your claim for disability benefits.
  • Cross-examine important witnesses at your hearing before the ALJ.
  • Collect any supplemental records requested by the ALJ and SSA.
  • Appeal your case to the federal courts if your judge improperly denies you benefits after your hearing.
  • And much, much more…

Seeking benefits for disability from the Social Security Administration can be complicated. The process can be complex, time-consuming and stressful.

You don’t need to do this alone.

An experienced disability lawyer familiar with Chapel Hill can help.

We have convenient offices in Durham and Raleigh and can even come to you if you prefer. Consultations in Durham are available by appointment only.

For a FREE consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we get you the disability benefits you need and deserve.

Call 1-800-525-7111 for your free case review today.

Has the Social Security Administration already denied your application for benefits?

Disability Attorney Helping Clients in Chapel Hill and North Carolina - Riddle & BrantleyThe reality is that many people in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas, and throughout North Carolina, are often turned down for disability benefits, sometimes more than once.

If this describes your situation, the disability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

Most first-time applicants are denied benefits because they do not supply the local Disability Determination Services agency with enough documentation to support their claim.

The requirements for proving disability, especially for what the Agency calls “younger individuals” (those under 50), are very stringent.  Gathering all the documents and information you need to win your case can be a complicated, time-consuming and stressful process.

This is where an experienced, skilled disability law firm on your side can mean the difference between winning and losing.

The disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been helping clients in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro areas for decades. We know the system and can help you navigate the claims and appeal process.

For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security disability law, please call 1-800-525-7111.

You can also complete the fast and easy online form below if you prefer.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and our professionals can talk to you about your case. You may be entitled to disability benefits and we can help you in your quest to get them.

Why hire a Specialist?

If you’re searching for a disability lawyer in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area to help you apply for disability benefits, you may want to consider hiring one with the proven knowledge and experience to have been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Social Security Disability Law.

What does that mean – “certified specialist”?

Board-Certified Specialists have been recognized by the State Bar of North Carolina for their experience and proficiency in specific areas of the law.

Scott Scurfield, one of the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, is a Board-Certified Specialist who, with his team of paralegals and case managers, has been helping clients in Chapel Hill and across North Carolina for many years.

“There are no guarantees in any case, but having a Specialist on your team can mean the difference between getting approved and getting denied.”

-Scott Scurfield, Riddle & Brantley attorney and Board-Certified Specialist in SSD

For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Social Security Disability Specialist, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

There is no obligation to hire our firm for your disability case, and you will never owe an attorney fee unless we win your case and you receive disability benefits from the SSA.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s discuss your case. Our compassionate legal team will listen to you and advise you on your best legal options for pursuing benefits.

How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability? 

The SSA uses what they call a “Five-Step Sequential Analysis” for determining eligibility.

Before you apply for disability benefits, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with these five questions:

  1. Are you working? In order to qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you cannot earn more than around $1,200 per month.
  2. Is your condition severe enough? The SSA wants to know whether or not the severity of your condition prevents you from working.
  3. Is your disability in the “Blue Book”? The SSA automatically qualifies an applicant for disability benefits if their condition is found in its list of qualifying disabilities, and they meet certain other criteria. You can view this list
  4. Can you do the same work you did before? If you’re able to perform work similar to that which you’ve engaged in over the past 15 years, you may not qualify for disability benefits when the SSA reviews your claim.
  5. Can you do another of work? Your claim will be evaluated by the SSA to see if you can perform another type of work using what they call “residual functioning capacity.”

Call 1-800-525-7111 for a free case review with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law at Riddle & Brantley.

We have experience serving clients in Chapel Hill, Carrboro and elsewhere in North Carolina and would love to help if we can.

There is no shame in seeking disability benefits.

Justice Counts for all North Carolinians with disabilities.

“Our firm has been fighting for people with disabilities in North Carolina for more than three decades and we’d love to help you get justice if we can.”

-Gene Riddle

If you’re eligible for benefits, we would love to help you if we can.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and simple form below for a free consultation.

There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we successfully obtain disability benefits for you.

Please call us today and let’s talk about your case.