Social Security Disability Attorneys in Iredell County

Fighting to Secure the Benefits Our Clients Deserve

From an early age, people see taxes coming out of their paychecks. Many don’t realize that this money goes to pay for potential benefits if they’re ever injured and unable to work. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are an important means of financial support for those who currently cannot work. However, securing these benefits and maintaining eligibility can be complicated. A Social Security Disability attorney may be able to help.

At Chad Brown Law, PLLC, our team of legal professionals is committed to securing favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. We’re a small law firm, and this allows us to provide focused attention to every individual we work with. We understand that being unable to work is scary, and sometimes, you may be unsure how to move forward. We’re here to help you through these difficulties. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Streamline Your SSD Application Process

Understanding the importance of your Social Security Disability (SSD) application, our law firm offers services to complete, prepare, and fill out initial applications for Social Security Disability. With a remarkable success rate of winning 25% of the initial applications filed, our hands-on and proactive approach minimizes the need for extensive legal work, potential appeals, and complications during this process. We handle applications daily and possess the knowledge required to maximize your chances of success at the initial application stage. By entrusting us with your application, you significantly reduce the waiting time for benefits and increase your likelihood of a favorable outcome without the waiting for a hearing.

Are You Entitled to Social Security Disability?

If someone becomes disabled or is no longer able to work due to a serious medical condition, they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. However, not everyone will qualify. That’s because the Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific requirements that dictate who can receive these benefits. The following factors will determine if a person is eligible for financial support:

  • Work history: A person must earn a certain number of work credits via employment in order to qualify for SSD benefits.
  • Severe disability: An individual must have a medically determinable impairment that will either last at least a year or result in death.
  • Substantial gainful activity: Applicants cannot be engaged in substantial gainful activity when applying for or receiving benefits.
  • Work duration: There are rules in place regarding how recently a person must have earned work credits, but there are exceptions that can help otherwise ineligible individuals qualify.

If you meet all these eligibility qualifications, there’s a good chance that you’re entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The filing process can be complicated, but it’s well worth it if you’re able to stay financially stable while unable to work. Unfortunately, it’s possible that benefits could be denied even for a person who is eligible under the law. In such a situation, it’s important to understand your rights.

What if You’re Denied SSD Benefits?

If you’ve been denied SSD benefits, it’s understandable if you feel frustrated and discouraged. However, such denials are not uncommon. The Social Security Administration has strict rules in place to prevent abuse in the system. Unfortunately, this makes it easy for those who deserve benefits to get caught up in red tape. This doesn’t have to be the end of the story, though, since the SSA has a multi-step appeals process.

Just consider your many options to overturn a denial:

  • Request a reconsideration
  • Request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Request a review by the SSA Appeals Council
  • File a lawsuit in federal court

Clearly, a benefits denial is not always the end of the line. Having a Social Security Disability attorney on your side can prove invaluable during all these processes, but even without legal counsel, you’re entitled to appeal unfavorable decisions. Fortunately, it’s possible to get a better understanding of your case without any risk. Chad Brown Law offers free consultations, so take this opportunity to speak with a legal professional before moving forward.

Can You Work While Receiving SSD Benefits?

Many people view Social Security Disability benefits as something workers get when they’re unable to work. While this is true, it’s not the entire truth. In fact, it’s actually possible to continue working even while receiving government benefits. This is due to rules related to substantial gainful activity and trial work periods (TWPs). Understanding these nuances of SSD law can ensure you’re taking full advantage of your rights.

What Is Substantial Gainful Activity?

Substantial gainful activity is more than just the ability of a person to work. In fact, a person could work the entire time they’re receiving benefits — and it’s possible that none of that work would qualify as SGA. That’s because the government sets substantial gainful activity at a certain income level. If you’re not earning above this level — which is adjusted every year — then the work you’re doing doesn’t count against you.

However, problems can arise when workers exceed this level of income consistently. This can result in a reduction or complete cessation of benefits. Unfortunately, this income level is set on a national level and has no room for individual circumstances. What may be considered a significant paycheck in a rural area of North Carolina may be just a drop in the bucket somewhere like Mooresville, NC. After all, the cost of living varies by locale.

So, what happens when you exceed the SGA level?

Contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer Today

Social Security Disability provides essential financial support when American workers need it the most. Unfortunately, the potential for abuse has resulted in an abundance of red tape and strict requirements. This often results in those who truly need these benefits being unable to access them. And even for those who have already secured benefits, it’s possible that payments could be ended prematurely.

At Chad Brown Law, PLLC, we’ve seen the difficulties that people go through trying to secure the benefits they deserve. You’ve worked hard throughout your life and had money taken from you in payroll taxes. You shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to access what you’ve earned. If you want to ensure you’re getting every penny you deserve, reach out to an experienced Social Security Disability benefits attorney today.

Contact us at 336-962-5373 to schedule your free consultation. The legal professionals at Chad Brown Law are here to help.


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