Government Benefits for Disabled People
Are you unable to work due to a disability? You may be eligible for federal benefits to help you cover your costs of living.
At Schulz Stephenson Law, you will work with an attorney who has more than 25 years of experience helping people like you obtain financial support from the federal government. We know how to handle all aspects of the process, from determining eligibility and completing your application to appealing denied claims. Our services are available to people in Beaufort, Morehead City, New Bern, Carteret County, Craven County, Johnston County, Wayne County and throughout Eastern North Carolina.
What Disability Benefits Are Available?
Two programs distribute financial support to workers with physical or mental disabilities that prevent gainful employment. These programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Each program has specific eligibility requirements regarding medical conditions. Generally, the applicant must have a medical condition that has caused or will cause a year or more of work to be missed.
Social Security Disability Income also requires that the applicant has spent a certain amount of time in the workforce prior to seeking benefits. There are no age requirements, but applicants over 65 are automatically moved to retirement benefits.
What if a Claim is Denied?
It is not uncommon for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income applications to be denied. That doesn't mean the process is over.
The case can be appealed to an administrative law judge. That judge will determine whether or not the applicant qualifies. We have the experience necessary to carefully prepare these appeals, which we believe can dramatically increase the chances of success in these complicated matters.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about how our experienced lawyers can help you with Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, please call us at 252-728-7300 or send us an e-mail.
Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are available upon request. If you are unable to travel to our office, we can make accommodations as needed.