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Social Security Disability in Greensboro, NC

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Greensboro

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is provided by the Federal Government to workers who can no longer work or perform "substantial gainful activity" for at least 12 continuous months due to a severe mental or physical health condition.

Do you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Greensboro? Social Security Disability Insurance in Greensboro is only offered to workers who are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and who have paid employment taxes, earning 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment.

Do you have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI in Greensboro? The amount of work credits needed to be insured for Greensboro SSDI varies by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers in Greensboro can earn 4 work credits per year.

Can your family members receive SSDI benefits in Greensboro? Auxiliary SSDI benefits from the insured worker may also be paid to the widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults if they were disabled before they turned 22.

Workers who have not worked or have not paid taxes will be denied SSDI in Greensboro. For very low income individuals who are determined blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled there may be another cash assistance option called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Greensboro

Hire a disability benefits lawyer and you'll find that you're saving time and frustration

When you suffer from a disability having to deal with the mountains of paperwork, processes and highly likely appeals can be time consuming, frustrating, and ultimately stressful. By obtaining the services and hiring a Greensboro Social Security Disability Attorney, you will be saving yourself time, money, hassles, and a large amount of stress. He or she will be able to guide you through the seemingly endless processes that could occur when you apply for social security disability benefits. There are certain processes that must be conducted and specific timelines for each one. You have the initial application process and statistics show that eighty percent of first time applicants are denied for one reason or another. Then the appeals processes begin with reconsideration, then onto an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge), then appeals council, federal courts, and perhaps the Supreme Court in some cases.

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If your initial application, reconsideration, and ALJ hearing has been denied, the next process is the appeal council. If you have gone through the other three without the uses of a Greensboro Disability attorney or advocate you will need to obtain the services of one now, click here for a free evaluation. It is necessary to have a knowledgeable, reputable, and experienced attorney or advocate at your side at this level of the process. He or she can help in speeding the process up; this is because for the entire United States there is only 1 appeals council. What this means for you, is that because there is only 1, you could wait many years for them to arrive at your case. Your Greensboro Social Security Disability attorney or advocate knows exactly what they need to do and present in order to speed the process up. Waiting even one year for someone with a disability can be too long, you need your benefits now, you also have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and a life to live.

The appeals council is not something you will need to attend, as you will have to the reconsideration and the ALJ hearing. The appeals council will simply review the conduct of the ALJ hearing and determine if the evidence was correctly examined. They will not make any sort of determination as to rather or not you are disabled but only that you received a fair hearing with the ALJ. If they determined you did not, you will receive another ALJ hearing, if they determine that you did, they will put forth another denial and your Greensboro Disability attorney or advocate will need to begin with the next level of appeals.

By finding the proper Greensboro Social Security Disability attorney or advocate you will help eliminate the need for the stresses of the guidelines, knowing all the ins and outs or not knowing them rather, and meeting deadlines. He or she will have the extensive knowledge needed to present your case in the proper matter to help you get the benefits you need and deserve.

Outside of Greensboro, we can help you find Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates in the surrounding areas in North Carolina, such as Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Lexington, Rutherfordton, and Shelby.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Greensboro, NC

How do you apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income? You can apply for Social Security Disability in Greensboro or any of the other cities in the area including Forest Oaks, Jamestown, Pleasant Garden, Whitsett, Deep River or Colfax, by contacting the Social Security Administration in one of following three ways:

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Atlanta Region (includes North Carolina)

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Atlanta Region files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. This office services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 20T10,
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Telephone: (404) 562-1182,
Fax: (404) 562-1152

Greensboro ODAR Hearing Office

What happens after you request a Social Security Disability hearing? Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Atlanta region. The address and phone number for the Greensboro Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Suite 300,
101 South Edgeworth Street,
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Telephone: (326) 333-5382
Fax: (336) 333-5335

The Greensboro ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in North Carolina: Asheboro, Burlington, Greensboro, Hickory, Mt. Airy, Reidsville, Sanford, Wilkesboro, Winston, and Salem.

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Disability Determination Services (DDS) in North Carolina

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) which makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income in Greensboro is part of North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services. This group works in conjunction with the SSA and is funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

All Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security applications are submitted to the local Social Security Field Office and forwarded to DDS for a disability determination. The SSA, however, is responsible for making final decisions as to whether or not a person is eligible to receive benefits. The address for the North Carolina DDS office is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 243,
Raleigh, NC 27602-0243


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Social Security Administration Field Offices
in Greensboro, North Carolina

If you need to request a new Social Security card or file your Social Security Disability application, this can all be done at SSA Field Offices in Greensboro, North Carolina, or any other SSA field office in your area. The Social Security Administration Field Offices which service North Carolina are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
6005 Landmark Center Blvd,
Greensboro, NC 27407

Telephone: 1-336-854-1809