At Auger & Auger we help individuals in Charlotte get the benefits they need to live comfortably after an illness or injury has prevented them from working. If you need a Social Security disability lawyer in Charlotte you’ve come to the right place.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be broken down into three steps:
Step 1 – Initial Application: The initial application can be completed online or by filling out a form and mailing it in. The initial application is pretty simple and asks questions about your work history, illness or injury and your medical prognosis. Most claims are denied at the initial application but you should still do your best to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with all of the information you have documenting your disability.
Step 2 – Request for Reconsideration: If your initial application is denied, you will be given the opportunity to request reconsideration and can send in additional documentation supporting your disability claim. You will want to be sure to submit documentation of any medical care you have received since your initial application as well as any documentation that you didn’t provide with the initial application.
Step 3 – Hearing: If your request for reconsideration is denied, you will be given the opportunity to request a hearing with an administrative law judge. At the hearing the judge will consider your medical history, your work history and the opinions of experts including vocational rehabilitation specialists and doctors. At this stage you will want to be sure to have an experienced Social Security Disability attorney working with you so that your Charlotte Social Security disability attorney can explain more about how this part of the process works.
Step 4 – Appeal: If you claim is denied at the hearing stage you can file an appeal. There are special attorneys who specifically handle Social Security disability appeals and we can provide you a referral if necessary.
How Do Social Security Disability Lawyers in Charlotte get paid?
At Auger & Auger we handle all Social Security disability claims on a contingency fee basis and get paid out of the past due benefits the SSA owes you. This means we don’t get paid unless we are able to get you your benefits.
Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation
If you are currently applying for or receiving workers’ compensation as a result of a work related injury or disability your workers’ compensation benefits will reduce the amount of Social Security disability benefits you receive. We can help you understand how Social Security disability and workers’ compensation affect each other.
If your application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied or you are considering applying, you want an experienced Social Security disability lawyer in Charlotte to help you navigate the system. Call us today and we will help you with your case.