You need a social security disability law attorney working on your behalf in Statesville, NC.
Horror stories abound about people who paid into social security their entire working life, yet are denied disability benefits when, due to illness or injury, they are unable to return to work for at least 12 months. Although a large number of claims are initially denied, there is an appeals process that overturns many denials.
Disability benefits are administered through the Social Security Administration, which is notorious for complicated paperwork and working slowly through a backlog of applications and appeals. An experienced and knowledgeable social security disability law attorney knows how to do the paperwork and speed up the process. Statistics show that applicants who have an attorney submit their claims are more likely to receive benefits. Even with the assistance of a social security disability law attorney, it may take from three to five months for your claim to be processed and for you to begin receiving benefits.
You need to file your application for benefits as soon as possible. You cannot receive benefits retroactively to the time you became disabled, but only based on the date of your application. There are different agencies you may be able to apply to. You will need to provide documentation, such as identification, proof you are disabled and proof of the income you received prior to your disability.
For more information about social security disability law, please contact W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law in Statesville, NC.