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Social Security Disability Overview

We Are Board Certified Specialists In Social Security Disability Law

Do you have physical or mental problems that prevent you from working? If so, you may be entitled to disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Our attorneys, Christa McGill and Virginia Noble, are both 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 North Carolina who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI or DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

We understand that it can be financially and emotionally devastating if you can no longer work because of your disabilities. And having to fight the Social Security Administration for your benefits makes things worse. If your claim for benefits has been denied, don't give up. SSA routinely denies claims that have merit. With proper case development and effective legal advocacy, cases SSA initially rejects have a good chance of being approved on appeal.

At McGill & Noble, our attorneys have been helping people throughout North Carolina obtain the disability benefits they need for more than 25 years. We understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) works and what it takes to prove disability. We work on getting your benefits so that you can focus on your health.

The Appeals Process

If you filed a claim for disability benefits and have received a denial letter (Notice of Disapproved Claim), an appeal can be filed. If we take your case, we will handle the appeals process for you. If your claim is denied at the Reconsideration stage, we will request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and represent you through the hearing process. If further appeals are warranted, we are prepared to take your case to the Social Security Administration's Appeals Council and federal court.

How Can an Attorney Help?

Government statistics show that claimants who had representatives were granted benefits at a rate nearly 3 times higher than those without representatives. As in most legal proceedings, your attorney's job is to understand the law, protect your rights, and develop an effective strategy to obtain the benefits that the law allows. Our attorneys will file appeals and gather necessary evidence to support your claim. We will meet with you, review your medical records, consult with the treating doctors, prepare you for your hearing, present legal arguments, and fight to ensure that SSA follows the law in deciding your case. Our board-certified specialist attorneys each have over 25 years of experience in successfully representing clients in hearings before Administrative Law Judges, at the Appeals Council, and in federal court.

Act Quickly After a Denial of Benefits

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you have only 60 days to appeal. We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we help you recover benefits. The initial consultation is free. Call us at 919-493-8876 or 800-921-5899, or contact us by email. All communications between our firm and potential clients remain entirely confidential.