One of the first questions a client will a Charlotte social security disability attorneyis, “Am I disabled?” The answer is that a finding of disability is a determination that only the Social Security Administration (SSA) can make. However, through extensive experience and knowledge of the factors that the SSA employs to make that decision, we can analyze your situation and, where the circumstances warrant, put together the best case possible for a positive result.
Every Case Is Unique
Although the protocol the SSA uses to evaluate disability cases is consistent for each one, no two claims are alike. Often, perhaps due to the large volume of cases that come through the system, only the most obviously disabled applicants are awarded benefits upon initial application. It is the job of your Charlotte social security disability attorney to look objectively at your case to see where the strengths and weaknesses lie and present that information to the SSA in a way that it understands.
Factors to Consider
The initial interview between you and your Charlotte social security disability lawyer will be the beginning point for analyzing your case. Topics that will be covered include your age, work history, education and job skills. There are two reasons for looking at your work history. First, it must be determined you have sufficient work credits for eligibility for disability benefits, and, second, the type of work you have done in the past is relevant in determining what work you may be able to do in the future. Your complete medical history, supporting evidence, such as test results, hospital admissions, medications and all treatment received is essential information. Information from you, such as how your impairments impact your daily life, can be as persuasive in establishing your disability as any other information you can provide.