North Carolina and South Carolina Social Security Disability Attorney
While most 20-year-olds do not expect to become disabled and unable to work—many still do. When someone is affected by a life-altering disability, many adjustments need to be made, and some people do not know where to turn for help. For someone who has worked a lifetime and now suffers from a disability that makes it impossible to earn a living, the stress can be overwhelming.
Social Security disability attorney, Brian Steed Tatum, is always ready to serve North Carolina’s and South Carolina’s disabled residents. His knowledge and expertise of the Social Security system can help clients and their families receive the benefits for which they are eligible without any additional stress.
Applying for Disability Benefits
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a daunting task for many individuals. It is true that many people are denied benefits when they first apply, but having all the necessary information to obtain benefits is helpful in speeding up the application process. Since this process takes time, usually several months at least, it is very important to apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled. Applications can be submitted by mail, online, phone, or in person at a local Social Security Administration office.
The application requires many personal details such as your marital status, military service, job history, education and training, and federal tax return information. Beyond that, the application requires that applicants provide information about someone who can be contacted regarding your medical condition and who can help you with your claim. The application must have the proper and up-to-date information regarding your medical condition and disability. Generally, it is important to provide the full information about doctors, therapists, hospitals, and clinics that you have been visited as a result of your medical condition. All medical records that you have are also very helpful in speeding up the application process.
After the application is submitted, your work is not done. You may also have to work with the Social Security Administration or Disability Determination Services to help them gather the medical evidence they need to make a determination about your medical condition. A disability is based on an individual’s ability to work, and the medical condition must be so severe that you cannot do the work you did before, you cannot adjust to other work, and your disability must be expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Consult an Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney
Trying to juggle too many obligations while dealing with a new disability can be difficult and cause unnecessary stress. Add to that, having to work with the Social Security Administration can be overwhelming as you must furnish all of your medical records so that they can be evaluated as to whether or not you have a severe medical condition that makes you eligible to receive disability benefits.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we understand how difficult and trying this time of your life can be and we are here to help you. We will advocate for you and help you at each step of the application process for receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum has years of experience in helping disabled clients receive their benefits by walking with them through the long and arduous application process. We will be by your side through the process in order to help take some of the pressure off of you during this difficult time.
If you or a family member is disabled and going through the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits, please contact our office at (704) 307-4350 or reach out to us online for a free case evaluation.