Winston-Salem residents (Forsyth County) who are expected to be unemployed for at least a year due to a disabling condition should seek out help from disability attorneys or advocates. These individuals will help you apply for and obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A good number of residents in Forsyth County are currently receiving benefits. As of December 2011, there were 10,320 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 7,147 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Forsyth County.
How to determine which disability benefits program to apply for>>>
Listed below are a few of the SSA offices in the Winston-Salem area. Visit the office closest to you to submit an application.
1370 Lockland Ave
Winston Salem, NC 27103
1624 Way Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
1816 E Innes St
Salisbury, NC 28146
2038 Davie Ave
Statesville, NC 28625
Winston-Salem Disability Attorneys
While it is not required that you hire an attorney to help you with your claim, it can significantly improve your chances of being approved. Your attorney will make sure that all of necessary paper is filled out correctly and represent you at your disability hearing if your claim is denied.
There is no upfront cost to hiring an attorney. Click here for more info on a disability attorney’s fee structure.
A Winston-Salem Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Forsyth County, Guilford County, Rockingham County, Stokes County, Surry County, Yadkin County, Davie County, Davidson County, and Randolph County: Plafftown, Lewisville, Clemmons, Huntsville, Wallburg, Kernersville, Colfax, Oak Ridge, Walkertown, Stanleyville, Bethania, Tobaccoville, Dozier, Bethesda, High Point, Greensboro, Lexington, and Elkin.
If you want any background information on your disability attorney, you should contact your local bar association.
Forsyth County Bar Association
2135 New Walkertown Rd NE
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Winston-Salem Disability Hearings
The disability hearing presents the best chance for your claim to be approved. Thus, you will want to make sure that everything goes smoothly during your hearing by hiring a Winston-Salem disability attorney.
You will have to travel to Greensboro, NC for your hearing. Currently, there are 5,895 pending cases at the Greensboro office and the wait time is 454 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Greensboro office had 1143 hearings scheduled. Approximately 87.8% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). There are 10 judges assigned to the Greensboro office and they resolved about 15 hearings each day.
454 days can be a long time to wait for a hearing if you are in a touch medical or financial situation. You can contact your Congressman’s office to see if it is possible to speed up your hearing:
301 S. Greene St., Suite 203
Greensboro, NC 27401-2615
Tel. (336) 275-9950
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