Charlotte Social Security Disability Lawyer
Since 1975, Lynn Bishop has been helping people receive the Social Security disability benefits they deserve. She is one of only three attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization.
The Social Security Disability Requirements
To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have severe health problems that prevent you from performing any of the jobs you have held in the past fifteen years. In addition, your health problems must prevent you from performing any other full-time job, taking into account your age, education, and work experience. Social Security does not pay benefits for short periods of disability. In order for you to qualify for benefits, your disability must last or be expected to last at least twelve continuous months.
The Social Security Application and Appeals Process
The first step is to file an application for benefits. This can be done on the internet at www.socialsecurity.gov. If you prefer not to use the internet, you can call the Social Security toll free number (800-772-1213) to get the process started. It usually takes four months or more to get an initial decision on your application. Social Security denies about two out of three applications at this point in the process. If your application for benefits is denied, you have only 60 days in which to file an appeal. This 60-day deadline is applicable at every step in the appeals process--request for reconsideration, request for hearing, request for review by the Appeals Council, and filing suit in United States District Court.
If Your Application is Denied, Contact Our Firm Immediately
In a free initial conference, Lynn will listen carefully to make sure she understands all the facts in your case. She will answer your questions and clearly explain your options. If we are able to help with your case, she will handle it personally rather than turning it over to a non-attorney paralegal or legal assistant.
We Don't Charge a Fee Unless We Win Your Case
Our fee is one-fourth of your past-due benefits subject to a cap or maximum of $6000.00.
Contact Our Charlotte Law Firm Today
If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits, don't wait to take action. We invite you to contact the law office of Lynn Bishop, Attorney at Law, by telephone (704-234-6461) or e-mail. We represent clients in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding towns and cities. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.