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Do I Need an SSDI Lawyer?

Social Security Attorneys Assisting Claimants in North and South Carolina

Throughout the entirety of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims proceedings, you have the right to be represented by an attorney. Enlisting the services of a knowledgeable legal professional may be useful for a number of reasons. At Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, our Social Security lawyers have extensive experience helping applicants throughout North and South Carolina. We understand the importance of presenting your benefits claim in a compelling manner to the Social Security Administration.

Advantages of Attorney Representation

The SSDI eligibility requirements are relatively complex and technical, so you may find it useful to have a thorough explanation of the claims process before you begin your application. One of the most common reasons that an initial SSDI claim is denied is due to a lack of documentation that is relevant in making a determination as to whether the applicant is entitled to benefits. An attorney can be helpful in ensuring that all of the required information and documentation is promptly submitted and properly completed in order to avoid these issues. Your attorney can also follow up with the claims examiner and keep in contact with that person in order to make certain that the examiner has all of the information that he or she needs.

Government benefits attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of SSDI law, as well as experience in handling these kinds of claims. Under the SSA regulations, an individual is considered disabled if he or she is unable to engage in any manner of substantial gainful activity as a result of a severe, medically determinable physical or mental impairment that is expected to last for a year or longer, or result in the claimant’s death. Since an individual’s disability status is determined by reviewing the medical evidence provided with his or her claim, there are certain medical sources that may not be considered acceptable, such as acupuncturists and massage therapists, while others tend to carry more weight. A capable attorney will be aware of these subtleties, as well as other ways in which to present your claim more persuasively to the examiners.

During the SSDI appeals process, an attorney can identify the issues that caused a claim to be denied, prepare for the review of a claim, and obtain additional, relevant evidence, such as recent or updated medical records. In addition, if an appeal proceeds to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, an attorney who is familiar with SSDI claims will have experience presenting a case to the judge and can advocate for an applicant throughout the process. Your lawyer can ensure that you comply with procedural requirements, call witnesses helpful to your case, and cross-examine other witnesses logically and persuasively.

Knowledgeable Carolina Lawyers for Government Benefits Applicants

At Grimes Teich Anderson LLP, we understand that your SSDI benefits claim may have a significant impact on your ability to provide financially for you and your family. You deserve a dedicated and hardworking lawyer to advocate on your behalf before the SSA. Residents of North and South Carolina can contact the SSDI attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP for diligent legal representation. We serve individuals in Asheville, Franklin, Waynesville, Spruce Pine and Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Greenville, Spartanburg, and Gaffney, South Carolina. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 800.533.6845 or Contact us online.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring. William E.
We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.
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