Residents of Gastonia (Gaston County) who are out of work due to a disability are eligible to receive social security disability benefits. They will either have to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. A Gaston disability attorney or advocate will able to determine which program you qualify for and help you fill out all of the necessary paperwork. As of December 2011, there were 8,940 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 5,239 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Gaston County.
Click here to learn more about the differences between SSDI and SSI.
Listed below are the closest SSA offices to the Gastonia area. You should visit the office closest to you if you have questions about your application.
609 Cotton Blossom Circle
Gastonia, NC 28054
830 Florence St NW
Concord, NC 28027
231 1st Avenue SW
Hickory, NC 28602
707 Schenck St
Shelby, NC 28150
Gastonia Disability Attorneys
Gastonia disability attorneys will offer free evaluations during which they will let you know whether or not you will qualify for disability. Thus, you should at least consult with an attorney before fling your application. If you do not have a good case, you can save yourself the enormous amount of time it takes to fill out an application.
A Gastonia social security disability lawyer will also handle claims in the following cities in NC: Kings Mountain, Mount Holly, Lincolnton, Charlotte, Shelby, Huntersville, Cornelius, Newton, Mint Hill and Hickory.
The closest bar association to Gastonia, is:
Mecklenburg County Bar
438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
You can contact this bar association, if you have questions about hiring an attorney in Gastonia.
Gastonia Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the initial and reconsideration stages, you will have to travel to Charlotte NC for your disability hearing. Listed below are some details about the Charlotte hearing office:
Currently, there are 8,724 pending cases at the Charlotte office and the wait time is 378 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Charlotte office had 1685 hearings scheduled. Approximately 84.2% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). Approximately 22 hearings (or dispositions) were held on average each day at the Charlotte office.
Since Gastonia is relatively close to Charlotte, you should be able to appear in person for your hearing. However, video hearings are an option if you are unable to make it. Approximately 2% of the hearings where held through videoconferencing in Charlotte.
Gastonia social security attorneys will help you prepare for the hearing and argue your case in front of the judge. Thus, you should strongly consider hiring an attorney before attending your hearing.
You can contact your congressman if you would like to see if it is possible to have your scheduled sooner:
Gaston County Administrative Bldg., Suite 115
128 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28053
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