Durham (Durham County) disability attorneys are individuals who help disabled people apply for cash benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). These attorneys will help you determine which disability program you should apply for: SSDI or SSI. As of December 2011, there were 6,720 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 5,723 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Durham County.
Listed below are a few of the local SSA offices in the Durham area. You should contact the office closest to you if you have questions about applying.
3004 Tower Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
2010 S. Church Street
Burlington, NC 27215
858 S Beckford Drive
Henderson, NC 27536
Hiring a Durham Disability Attorney
If you are not too sure how to apply for disability on your own, you should consult with a Durham social security attorney or advocate. There is no up front cost associated with hiring an attorney. If you are approved for benefits, your attorney will receive 25% of back pay you are awarded or $6,000, whichever is less.
Learn more about how an attorney can help you with your claim.
A Durham Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Durham County, Wake County, Chatham County, Orange County, Lee County, Johnston County, Hartnett County, Franklin County, and Nash County: Morrisville, Gorman, Carpenter, Genlee Cleg, Eubanks Blands, Friendship, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Apex, Blackwood, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Zebulan, Hillsborough, Wendell, Burlington, Butner, Chapel Hill, Benson, Creedmoor and Wilson.
You should contact the bar association listed below if you have questions or concerns about hiring an attorney in the Durham area.
115 E. Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Durham Disability Hearings
The disability hearing is the third stage in the application process. If you are denied at the initial and reconsideration, you will have to attend a hearing. All Durham residents will have their hearings held at the Raleigh Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Currently, there are 8,133 pending cases at the Raleigh office and the wait time is 393 days. Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Raleigh office had 2,203 hearings scheduled. Approximately 83.6% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied) and about 34% of them were held through a video hearing.
Administrative law judges are in charge of making a decision on claims during the hearing. The 12 judges assigned to the Raleigh office resolved about 2 hearings per day each.
If you have not already hired disability attorney, you should strongly consider doing so before attending your hearing.
The congressman for the Durham area is located at:
436 N. Harrington St, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27603
You should contact Mr. Price’s office if you need to have your hearing scheduled sooner due to an extreme medical or financial condition.
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