Charlotte Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) disability attorneys are more than willing to help the residents of Charlotte who are out of work for a year due to a disability. These legal professionals can help you get the benefits you deserve in an efficient manner. Currently, there are 8,724 pending cases at the Charlotte Hearing office and the wait time is 378 days. As of December 2011, there were 18,565 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 15,833 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Mecklenburg County.

Learn more the eligibility requirements for SSDI and SSI.

Charlotte disability applicants can either apply for disability on the SSA’s website or one of their local offices, listed below:

5800 Executive Center Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28212
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

1925 E Main St
Albermarle, NC 28001
Telephone: 1-704-982-9133

830 Florence St NW
Concord, NC 28027
Telephone: 1-704-788-3130

609 Cotton Blossom Circle
Gastonia, NC 28054
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Charlotte Disability Attorneys

Most people find that disability application process is confusing and that it usually takes multiple levels of appeals to be approved for benefits. You can alleviate a lot of your concerns by hiring an Charlotte social security attorney or advocate to help you with your claim.

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To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

A Charlotte disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Mecklenburg County, Cabarus County, Union County, Gatson County, Lincoln County, and Iredell County: Weddington, Mathews, Mint Hill, Stallings, Waxhaw, Monroe, Midland, Concord, Kannapolis, Gastonia, Belmont, Huntersville, Mooresville, and Cherryville.

You can contact your local bar association if you have questions about the process of hiring an attorney in your area. The bar association in the Charlotte area is:

Mecklenburg County Bar Association
438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Charlotte Disability Hearings

Almost 2/3 of initial claims for disability are denied by the SSA. Of the claims that are denied, almost 90% are denied at the reconsideration stage as well. If claim is among the denied at the first 2 stages, then you will have to request to have a hearing with the Charlotte office of disability adjudication and review (ODAR). Listed below are the judges who handle the hearings at the Charlotte ODAR and their corresponding approval rates for the last quarter of 2012:

ALJ NameApproval Rate
Egan, Robert66.67%
Foley, Kevin F.50.18%
Frye, D. Randall59.66%
Fun, Darrell52.25%
Goodson, Paul37.18%
Hicks, Clinton C.49.60%
Huggins, Randall D.69.29%
Jacobson, Todd D.43.33%
Jerkins, Theresa R.60.19%
McMillion, Benjamin R.52.23%
Poulos, Susan13.03%
Ryerse, Mary55.00%
Sims, Wendell M.44.29%
Stefanelli, Valorie47.01%

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Charlotte disability attorney will be familiar with these judges since they are usually required to attend hearings at the Charlotte ODAR. That familiarity could be used to your when advantage when your attorney is preparing and presenting your case at your hearing.

In cases of extreme medical or financial difficulty, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she will be able to talk with the ODAR to speed the processing of your hearing. The congressman's office for the Charlotte area is:

1230 W. Morehead St.Suite 306
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: (704) 344-9950

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