If you live in the Fayetteville, NC (Cumberland County) area and are out of work due to a disability, you can turn to a disability attorney for help. Fayetteville disability attorneys can help you at any stage of the application process: from the initial application to your hearing. Currently, there are 5,529 pending cases at the Fayetteville Hearing office and the wait time is 423 days. As of December 2011, there were 10,545 people receiving SSDI benefits and 9,512 people receiving SSI benefits in Cumberland County.
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Fayetteville residents have the option of either filing for disability online or at one of the SSA offices listed below:
145 Rowan St
Fayetteville, NC 28301
4430 Kahn Drive
Lumberton, NC 28358
Riverbirch Shopping CR
1013 Spring Lane
Sanford, NC 27330
Fayetteville Social Security Disability Attorneys
Fayetteville is home to many attorneys who handle social security disability cases. These attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning they do not charge anything upfront. They are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits. Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney.
A Fayetteville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Cumberland County, Hoke County, Harnett County, Sampson County, Bladen County, Robeson County: Fort Bragg, Spring Lake, Eastover, Wade, Vander, Judson, Hope Mills, Cary, Rockfish, Clinton, Benson, Sanford, Pinehurst, Lumberton, and Rockingham.
Fayetteville residents who have questions about hiring an attorney can contact the bar association listed below:
North Carolina State Bar Association
208 Fayetteville Street
PO Box 25908
Raleigh, NC 27611
Fayetteville Disability Hearings
Most claims are denied at the reconsideration level. If your claim is among the denied, then you will have to request a hearing with the Fayetteville office of disability adjudication and review (ODAR). Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle the hearing at the Fayetteville ODAR:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Booth III, Joseph||31.12%|
|Borda, Eric W.||60.96%|
|Thawley, John A.||52.08%|
|Vinson, Flora L.||0.00%|
|Ziercher, Mark C.||35.37%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Fayetteville disability attorneys will have to attend hearings at this office on behalf of other clients. As a result they will not only be familiar with the process, but also with the different judges. That familiarity can be used to your advantage during your hearing at the Fayetteville ODAR.
If you are facing extreme financial or medical difficulty, it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. You can put in a request for your local congressman to speed up the hearing on your behalf. The congressman's office address for the Fayetteville area is:
497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 206
Leland NC 28451
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