Newton Disability Lawyer
Are you living with a disability and unable to work? You may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits and you may be searching for a Newton disability lawyer.
The experienced disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have been serving clients in the Newton NC area for decades and we would love to help if we can.
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer serving Newton, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation and you’ll only pay attorney fees if you receive Social Security SSD or SSDI benefits.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free, no-obligation case review with a disability lawyer serving Newton NC.
“There is nothing more satisfying than getting our clients the disability benefits they need and deserve.”
–Scott Scurfield, Riddle & Brantley disability attorney serving Newton, North Carolina
“Do I qualify for disability?”
Many factors can influence whether or not you are approved for SSD or SSDI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, here are 5 important questions that the SSA will consider when evaluating your application or appeal:
- Are you earning an income? If you’re currently earning more than $1,260 per month in wages, you will not be able to qualify for disability benefits.
- What is the extent of your disability? In order to be eligible, you will need to show to the SSA that your disability “significantly interferes” with your ability to work.
- Is your disabling condition in the “Blue Book”? The SSA keeps a list of conditions that may automatically qualify you for disability, provided you meet certain other criteria. The “Blue Book” is available from the SSA online.
- Can you do a similar type of work you’ve done before? You will need to demonstrate that you cannot reasonably perform work similar to what you’ve done in the past 15 years.
- Can you do a different type of work? You will also need to show that you cannot do a different type of work using your “residual functioning capacity.”
A disability lawyer serving Newton and western North Carolina can help determine your eligibility and advise you on your best legal steps for pursuing benefits.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced disability attorney serving Newton, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
We believe Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities and we would love to help you if we can.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let a disability lawyer serving Newton and western NC review your claim. You may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.
Those who have served our country and suffered a “service-related” disability may also be eligible for veterans benefits and our attorneys can assist with these claims, as well.
“I’ve already been denied by the SSA. What can I do?”
If you’ve been denied benefits by the SSA, you do have options to appeal and we may be able to help.
There are no guarantees when it comes to seeking disability benefits, but keep in mind that a disability lawyer serving Newton can help at all levels of appeal, including:
Reconsideration Level — At this level of appeal, a different claims examiner will review your claim and determine whether or not to reverse the denial.
Hearing Level — You can file a Request for a Hearing to have your appeal heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). He or she will review the supporting evidence and medical records, consider testimony by experts and letters of support from medical provider(s), and determine whether or not to reverse a disability denial.
Appeals Council Level — If your claim is still not approved by an ALJ, you can file an appeal before the Appeals Council. While the Appeals Council does not frequently reverse a denial, it often sends cases back to the ALJ for further review.
Federal Court — The last step in appealing a disability denial is to file a lawsuit in federal court. Like the Appeals Council, federal courts rarely approve benefits on their own, but sometimes send claims back to the ALJ for further review.
Your chance of approval at each level of disability appeal is different. For more information, please review our recent blog post.
“They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”
–Joseph W., Riddle & Brantley client
Please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the form below for a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer handling cases in Newton and western NC.
There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we successfully obtain Social Security disability benefits for you.
We can handle all aspects of the appeals process for you so you can focus on living your life.
The process of appealing a Social Security disability denial can be time-consuming, complicated and stressful. We can help.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Statistics show that by hiring a disability attorney, you can dramatically increase the chances that you are approved for benefits.
Approximately 34 percent of those who do not hire an attorney are ultimately approved for benefits. However, those odds increase to 60 percent on average for those who do hire a disability lawyer to handle their appeal.
Don’t gamble with the potential benefits that you deserve.
For a FREE consultation with a North Carolina disability lawyer serving Newton NC, please call 1-800-525-7111.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with disability.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.
Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities and we would love to help however we can.