Social Security has some textbook disability cases that will always get approved. The problem is, most people don’t fit into those textbook cases. Your case, your disability is different from anyone else’s claim. You need a lawyer who understands the unique and individual aspects of your case and who will stay with you throughout the appeals process. The attorneys at Bridgman Gantt Law Offices are experienced Social Security Disability Claims lawyers and will guide you through the process.
With a combined experience of over 60 years, they have guided disabled people through the complex process to obtain benefits.
When you are disabled because of an injury, mental, or physical illness and can’t work, you need a lawyer that will fight for the benefits you deserve. At Bridgman Gantt Law Offices, we fight for people with disabilities. We are here to help. We are skilled and versed in the Social Security benefits process. Some things you should know include:
Before getting the Social Security Disability benefits that you rightfully deserve, your claim will likely be denied at least one time. Most claims are denied a second time. While this can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening, it is not the end of your case. Well over 80% of initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claims are denied. There is a process for appeals, however, and our office can help.
At Bridgman Gantt Law Offices, we have over 60 years of combined experience standing up for the rights of injured and disabled people and their families. Our team of North Carolina lawyers represent people denied Social Security Disability benefits. We work hard to help clients seek the disability benefits that they deserve when they are unable to work as they used to due to disability from illness or injury.
We work hard to thoroughly prepare your SSD appeals. Whether we have been involved since your initial filing or have been enlisted to help with the appeal, we work together with clients to see that all information is provided and that the Social Security administrators and judges can understand your situation. We have experience presenting your medical records and evidence of the impact that the injury has had on your life, as well as testimony from family, friends, co-workers and other individuals who help bolster your claim.
We can answer any cost and fee related questions for you. Consultations are free. Our fees are paid when you get paid.
We are attentive and responsive to our clients. We understand that being injured is difficult enough. Our job is to help alleviate your burden while helping ensure you are compensated for your losses, or cared for through your disability and illness. Call us today so we can help.
A: Medical reports are critical. Objective testing. examination, and medical opinions supported by prior office visits are required for a favorable decision. Doctors are NOT asked to attend hearings or give depositions in SS hearings. Most non-medical testimony is presented by written letter, not in person. Evidence is weighed by quality not quantity.
A: 55 law requires that you report any income or benefits while you are receiving checks. You cannot work and be disabled at the same time. However, SS law permits you to make some efforts to work without jeopardizing your eligibility. If you fail to report any earnings you make while trying to work, your SS benefits could be terminated. The law on making attempts to work is complicated and changes on a regular basis. You should consult a qualified lawyer before deciding how to approach this issue.
A: Yes, but your SS check will be reduced or offset by the amount of your Workers’ Compensation check. SS law mandates an offset of disability checks when your combined income totals 80% or more of your pre-injury earnings. Federal law requires that you report all income or benefits that you receive while receiving SS checks. The offset or reduction in SS benefits can be lessened or minimized by careful planning and legal wording in your Workers’ Compensation settlement. You should consult a qualified SSD lawyer to help you maximize your payments from each source. For more than 60 combined years, the Bridgman Gantt Law Offices have represented people suffering from accident injuries and disabilities throughout Western North Carolina. Our firm primarily helps people seek and acquire Social Security Disability Benefits. Social Security Disability claims are always handled on a contingency basis. This means that our fee is recoverable only if your claim is successful. The amount of the favorable decision is based on the amount of your back benefit and must be approved by the Administrative Law Judge who decides your claim. Since your initial consultation is free, there is no risk in seeking the advice of a qualified and experienced lawyer. Call for your appointment today and learn about your legal right to benefits under the Social Security laws. The most important things you need to know about applying for Social Security Disability from one of Asheville’s most experienced injury and disability lawyers.
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