Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyers

The Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyers at The Hart Law Firm are here to assist you if you are injured at work and have become disabled.  One of the first things you should do in these situations is consider filing for Social Security Disability benefits – or at a minimum, determine whether you would qualify for these benefits.

The reason it is important that you do this quickly is that the application process can take anywhere from 3 to 5 months to reach a decision, and the vast majority of initial applications are rejected (meaning you will need to appeal the decision, which will take even longer).

Do I qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In order to qualify for Disability Benefits, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be age 18 or older;
  • You must have worked and paid social security taxes long enough to qualify;
  • You must have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death, and;
  • You must reside in the United States or one of its territories/commonwealths.

At first glance, these seem like easy and straightforward criteria.  However, there are a number of tricks and hurdles that can trip you up along the way.  Most denied claims are due to a technicality that could be prevented.  It is not necessary for you to hire an attorney to assist you in applying for benefits, but talking to an attorney before you apply can go a long way towards getting your claim approved.

The Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyers at The Hart Law Firm can help you to determine whether you meet the criteria outlined above.  This can be a daunting process – you don’t have to do this alone.  Whether you need assistance filing for Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Social Security, or if you need assistance filing an appeal of your disability case, we are here to help you.

Contact Us

Whether you have already decided to file for benefits, or you just want to see whether you would qualify, contact the Raleigh Social Security Disability Lawyers at The Hart Law Firm today for a free consultation at (919) 460-5422.