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 and Spartanburg, South Carolina. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 800-533-6845 or Contact us online.

"I made a wise decision in choosing Grimes Teich Anderson to handle my personal injury claim. I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves battling an insurance company that doesn’t care that you’re injured and in a bind. Great job guys."

Paul W.


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"What a great group to work with. Grimes Teich Anderson are very knowledgeable and take the time to go over everything and explain the process clearly to make sure you get the most you deserve. I highly recommend this firm."

Colleen M.


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We have multiple locations in the Carolinas to serve you

Grimes Teich Anderson offers free injury consultations and can get started on your case electronically.


535 College St,
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 251-0800

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


244 Porter St Suite D,
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 564-2488

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


117 Laurel Dr,
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 286-1033

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


12474 NC-226,
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 766-7700

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


385 N Haywood St,
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-7888

Personal Injury Fax:
(828) 210-0178

Workers' Comp Fax:
(828) 236-9200


111 E North St,
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 421-0770
Fax: (877) 518-0107

*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 contingency 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.

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