If you live in North Carolina and are disabled and are expected to be unable to work for a year or longer, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. But having a disability doesn’t automatically entitle you to receive benefits. The experienced social security lawyers at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert will work with you and your doctor(s) to provide thorough medical documentation of your disability so you receive the benefits you deserve.
We’ll answer your questions and provide individual guidance based on your circumstances. Whether you are in Rutherford, Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Catawba, or Lincoln counties, a Teddy, Meekins & Talbert attorney is available to help you obtain the benefits you deserve if you are disabled.
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People with disabilities who need assistance have a strong advocate at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert. You and your family may know that you are disabled and how that affects your ability to work, but the disability also must be well documented. The disability must be severe enough to preclude you from performing gainful work according to federal guidelines.
There are hundreds of serious conditions and diseases that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. According to research by the Council on Disability Awareness, nearly three in every 10 approved disability claims in 2011 involved diseases of the muscular-skeletal system and connective tissue disorders such as degenerative disk, arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism and back pain. Diseases of the nervous system and sense organs were the second most common cause of long-term disability claims. Disease of the circulatory system was the third most common cause cited among people receiving SSD, and cancer was the fourth most common condition.
However, many, many illnesses qualify for disability benefits. More than 5 percent of the U.S. workforce—a record 8.6 million workers—were receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits at the end of 2011. You can receive them also if you are severely disabled and unable to work. We’ll work with you to secure the disability benefits you need.