Durham, North Carolina Social Security Disability Benefits Attorneys, Serving Clients throughout the Triangle
Board Certified Specialists in Disability Law
Our attorneys, Christa McGill and Virginia Noble, are certified by the North Carolina State Bar as specialists in Social Security Disability Law. Since 1991, we have offered skilled, caring and experienced legal representation to clients in the Triangle who are seeking Social Security benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Our clients include individuals with medical impairments that keep them from working and who are entitled to make a benefits claim. We also represent people who have applied for Social Security Disability benefits but whose claims have been denied. We can represent you throughout the appeals process. Contact our office today.
Common impairments that may entitle you to SSDI or SSI benefits include:
- Physical impairments: chronic back pain, asthma, heart disease, pulmonary disease, degenerative disc and joint disease, herniated discs, carpel tunnel syndrome, diabetes, fibromyalgia, knee and hip replacements
- Mental impairments: depression, anxiety, personality disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental retardation
Learn more about SSDI and SSI by visiting our Social Security FAQ page
Access a list of Web resources related to SSDI and SSI by visiting our Social Security Resources page.
Denials of Social Security Disability Benefits
The Social Security Administration (SSA) may have determined that your impairments are not severe enough to prevent you from working. Unfortunately, the agency doctors working for the state Disability Determination Services agency never actually see the patient, but rather make determinations based on medical evidence reported in the claim. Our attorneys can help you gather and present the necessary evidence to prove that your injury merits the benefits to which you are entitled.
The Claims and Appeals Process
After an initial application for benefits, most individuals receive a denial letter a few months later. If you have received a letter, you still have many opportunities to demonstrate your need and entitlement to benefits. Our attorneys will file a Request for Reconsideration, including all necessary medical and other documentation. If your claim is denied again, we will request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). If further appeals are necessary, we are more than prepared to take your case to the Social Security Appeals Council and federal court.
How Does an Attorney Help?
An attorney is a strategic asset in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. Our attorneys will file paperwork and gather necessary evidence to support your claim. We will review your medical file, consult with the treating doctors and ensure that their examination and determination meets the proper legal standard before pursuing the appeal with the SSA, ALJ or other reviewing entity. We will make every attempt to advocate your position, including arguing for an expedited hearing.
We have over 20 years of experience in effectively presenting cases and medical documentation to the SSA, we can demonstrate your need and entitlement to SSDI and/or SSI benefits.
Act Quickly After a Denial of Benefits
It is important to note that social security disability claims are routinely denied by the SSA. In fact, the SSA counts on people to give up on their claims. Do not be discouraged just because you have been denied. You may still have a valid claim to benefits.
If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you have only 60 days to appeal. Do not jeopardize your claim - contact us and talk to Christa McGill or Ginny Noble today.
Contact McGill & Noble, Attorneys at Law for a free initial consultation with Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability law.
No fees or costs unless benefits are awarded • Home and hospital visits • Evening and weekend appointments available
Our office is on the fourth floor of the Southpark building, located at the corner of Westgate Drive and University Drive in Durham.