Social Security Disability Application

January 15, 2015 | By Riddle & Brantley Accident Injury Lawyers
Social Security Disability Application

SSDI Application

Do you need help with the SSD application process?

On average, over 180,000 people per month apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but only about 4 of every 10 of them are ever awarded benefits. The application process can be lengthy and confusing. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and case managers is here to help guide you through the system and give you the best possible chance of receiving benefits.

We have done this for thousands of applicants from beginning to end, with compassion and understanding.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced North Carolina disability lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.

There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we get you the Social Security disability benefits you need and deserve.

How Long Does a Social Security Disability Application Take?

Filing an SSD application, completing any appeals, and obtaining a final decision can take months and, more frequently, well over a year (or two). The current average wait time for an initial decision in a Social Security disability claim is three-and-a-half months. However, based on a recent survey, the total average time it takes to resolve a disability claim (including appeals) is 27 months — more than two years. 

An experienced disability lawyer can help speed the process along as best as possible and handle the entire SSDI claims process, so you can focus on your health and well-being.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

Disability Application Process and Chance of Approval - Riddle & Brantley

At the very first step, our team can walk you through the initial application process by helping you fill out the many forms required by the SSA. We can ensure that you identify all of the sources of information you need to support your claim.

If your initial application for benefits is denied, we can file on your behalf the reconsideration request the system requires. As part of the reconsideration process, we can make sure the local officials (Disability Determination Services or “DDS”) reviews any records that may have been missed in the initial application.

And if your reconsideration request is denied, we will file on your behalf the appeal paperwork needed to get your case on track for a hearing before an administrative law judge. Our disability team will help you build your case and accompany you to your hearing.

“Do I really need a disability lawyer?”

Going through the SSD application process, you may wonder, “Why hire an attorney at all?” It is not required that you do so…but hiring a North Carolina Social Security disability lawyer significantly increases your odds of success.

With a knowledgeable, experienced attorney on your side you will know that:

  • The right steps are taken at the right time
  • The right information gets to the right people at DDS and the SSA
  • Your deadlines for submitting paperwork are met
  • The individual circumstances of your case are effectively communicated to the SSA and, if needed, the judge

There are various types of Social Security disability benefits, and we can help determine what you may be eligible for.

In cases involving disabilities suffered as a result of a workplace accident, our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers can help with these claims, as well.

Contact Our NC Disability Attorneys Today for a FREE Consultation

Help with the SSD Application Process - Riddle & Brantley

Many valid, legitimate claims for disability benefits are denied at the initial and reconsideration levels.

That’s why we’re here to help.

The attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have over 220+ years of combined legal experience.

We understand the importance of receiving the Social Security benefits you have earned and are entitled to receive. They can literally be a matter of life or death.

With three main offices throughout North Carolina and the ability to serve clients remotely from the comfort of their own homes, we are proud to serve North Carolinians in all areas including, but not limited to:

"Without your help, I would not have received my Social Security disability benefits."

-Charlotte R., Riddle & Brantley client

Let Us Help With All Stages of the SSD Application Process

The SSD application process is already hard enough — don’t make it more difficult on yourself than it needs to be.

Call our Social Security disability team today at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation review of your case.

We don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover Social Security disability benefits for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. That’s our promise to you.

You deserve justice and we would love to help you get the disability benefits you’re entitled to. Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free consultation.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.