Social Security Disability


Has your Social Security Disability claim been denied?  Just because your claim is not approved does not mean that you do not have a valid case.  Get the help you need from one of our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP.  Our lawyers are equipped to handle both North Carolina and South Carolina Social Security Disability claims.

The Social Security Disability system was not created only for retirees.  The system was also established to help people who have an injury or illness which prevents them from working. You and your dependent children may be entitled to receive thousands of dollars in past benefits.

You may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits if you cannot work because of any of the following health problems:

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Mental disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Breathing problems
  • HIV positive
  • Obesity
  • Deafness
  • Blindness
  • Seizures, even when using medication
  • Immune system disorders
  • Psoriasis of the hands or feet
  • Other serious medical conditions

Social Security Disability Insurance
Social Security Disability Insurance is one of the major benefits of the Social Security Act. Employees contribute money from each paycheck to this fund designed to provide disability benefits to workers who cannot work because they are sick or injured. The Social Security Administration is in charge of reviewing each claim to make sure that anyone who really needs financial help gets it.

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits
The type of disability you have and the amount of time that you have worked generally determine whether you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration has developed a system where workers earn work credits for every year of work. You need to have worked fairly consistently and recently before you were disabled. Usually, if you have worked five of the last 10 years, you are eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Any injury or disease that makes it impossible for you to continue at your current job or obtain a new one could make you qualified to receive substantial benefits.

The Difference Between Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for workers who have become disabled and have a very low income. Eligibility requirements for SSI are similar to Social Security Disability. The main difference is that you must submit documentation of your low income instead of your employment history. Also, the federal government funds SSI, while disability insurance is funded by deductions from employee paychecks.

When to File for Social Security Disability
If you acquire a disease or an injury that will make it impossible for you to work in the coming year, you should apply for benefits as soon as possible—especially as it can take time to process your claim.

Getting Your Claim Approved
There’s no way to know beforehand whether your claim for Social Security Disability Benefits will be approved. Three people with the same injuries may not all be approved to receive benefits. The seriousness of a person's condition and how long he or she is unable to work are key elements in determining whether you are approved.

If You Are Denied Benefits
Initial claims to receive Social Security Disability benefits are often denied. Working with an experienced and qualified North Carolina or South Carolina Social Security Disability benefits lawyer, who is also experienced in employment law, can increase your chances of obtaining these benefits. Grimes Teich Anderson wants you to get the benefits that you deserve.


FREE CONSULTATION
If you believe that your claim to receive Social Security Disability benefits was unfairly rejected, do not hesitate to contact Grimes Teich Anderson and ask to speak with one of our North Carolina or South Carolina Disability benefits attorneys today for your free consultation.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Asheville, Rutherfordton, and Waynesville, North Carolina and Greenville and Gaffney, South Carolina. Call Grimes Teich Anderson today at (800) 533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.

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