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When denied SSD benefits, a lawyer can help with an appeal

North Carolina residents who apply for Social Security disability and are denied might be under the impression that the case is over and they have no alternatives to appeal. However, that is not the case, and it is a mistake to believe that to be so. Many applications are initially denied and later approved. Sometimes it takes several levels of appeal, but it is possible to have the initial rejection reversed. Understanding how to appeal is key, and a lawyer is often vital to the process.

Evidence from schools and acquaintances in a disability case

For a North Carolina resident who is suffering from mental illness to be approved for Social Security disability benefits, there must be evidence presented to the Social Security Administration to show that he or she meets certain federal requirements. There are multiple forms of evidence that are acceptable to the SSA, but many applicants are unaware that people who know them - friends, relatives, acquaintances - can provide this evidence to help prove the case. Schools and vocational programs can also provide records to indicate that the applicant filing for disability benefits has certain issues that warrant an approval for disability benefits.

What are burial funds and do they affect my SSI benefits?

There are many different rules for North Carolinians who are seeking to receive or are already receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program. One benefit that might not be thought about frequently is burial funds. Often, people do not know the details of a burial fund and how it might affect their SSI benefits. That, however, does not diminish its importance.

What if I need a consultative examination for my SSD benefits?

For North Carolina residents who are ill or injured, Social Security disability benefits are vital to their everyday survival. When applying for SSD benefits, it is necessary to meet certain medical requirements in order to be approved. In some instances, however, the case cannot be decided based on the initial medical information that the claimant provides. If this occurs, it will be necessary to have a consultative examination (CE). It is important to understand the details of this examination, as it can play a crucial role in the outcome of a claim adjudication.

Getting ready to appeal a denied SSD claim

If you are unable to hold gainful employment as the result of an injury or illness, it is important for your well-being and the stability of your North Carolina family to secure certain financial support. You may believe that you have a valid claim to Social Security Disability benefits, and it could be devastating to learn that your claim came back denied.

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