Cary, NC (Wake County) is home to disability attorneys and advocates who are willing to help disabled individuals obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA provides benefits to individuals who cannot perform the job they currently have or any similar job due to a disability. There a re two different disability programs: SSDI and SSI. As of December 2011, there were 16,275 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 11,427 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Wake County.
If you do not feel comfortable applying online, you can visit one of the local SSA offices near Cary:
Riverbirch Shopping CR
1013 Spring Lane
Sanford, NC 27330
633 Venture Drive
Smithfield, NC 27577
Hiring a Cary Disability Attorney
A Cary social security attorney will not only be able to assist you with the initial application, but will also assist during the entire appeals process if necessary. Almost 60% of the initial claims are denied. Thus, you will likely have to go through the appeals process in order to be approved.
Learn more about how a disability attorney is paid.
A Cary Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Wake County, Chatham County, Durham County, Orange County, Lee County, Johnston County, Hartnett County, Franklin County, and Nash County: Morrisville, Carpenter, Genlee Cleg, Blands, Friendship, Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Zebulan, Wendell, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Benson, and Wilson.
The Wake County Bar Association will be able to answer any questions you have regarding hiring an attorney in Cary.
8000 Weston Pkwy #220
Cary, NC 27513
Cary Disability Hearings
The disability hearing is the stage in the process where majority of claimants are finally approved for benefits. All Cary, NC residents will have to go to the Fayetteville, NC ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) for their hearing.
Currently, there are 5,529 pending cases at the Fayetteville office and the wait time is 423 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Fayetteville office had 1143 hearings scheduled. Approximately 82.3% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied).
The administrative law judge (ALJ) is the person who will make a decision on whether or not to approve your claim. There are a total of 8 judges the Fayetteville ODAR and resolved about 17 hearings per day on average. If for some reason you cannot make it to your hearing, you can request for a video hearing. 15% of hearings at the Fayetteville office were video hearings.
If you are not too sure what these numbers mean or not aware of what to expect at the hearing, you should hire a Cary disability attorney to help you with your claim.
If you are in a tough medical or financial situation, you can speed up your hearing by contact your local congressman and requesting that he or she make a congressional inquiry into your claim. The Congressman's office for the Cary area is:
301 Green St, Suite 315
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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