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    Skilled Social Security Disability Lawyers in Greenville, NC

    Living with a disability is challenging, especially if you become unable to work. The financial impact can be immediate and severe. Many find themselves trying to manage daily living expenses and medical bills on a limited income or savings. This is where Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can offer a lifeline in the form of financial support.

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are awarded to people who are unable to earn a living wage because of a medical condition. However, applying for benefits is a complex process. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many initial claims.

    At O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group, we understand the challenges disabled individuals face on a daily basis. We also thoroughly understand the disability claims process and the SSA’s stringent eligibility criteria.

    Our Social Security Disability attorneys in Greenville have represented thousands of clients in need of support. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to help you secure the benefits you rightfully deserve.

    If you’re ready to apply for SSDI or SSI in Greenville, NC, contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

    The Social Security Administration has a stringent review process to determine who is eligible for disability benefits. To qualify, claimants must meet specific criteria, including medical criteria, general application guidelines, and eligibility requirements specific to SSI and SSDI.

    How to Qualify for Greenville Social Security Disability

    To qualify for disability benefits, you must meet the SSA’s definition of disabled by meeting the following criteria:

    • You have a diagnosed medical condition
    • Your condition prevents you from performing Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
    • Your condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death

    In addition to the criteria listed above, your disability must be considered a qualifying condition by the SSA. This means your disability is in the Blue Book.

    The Blue Book lists impairments that can qualify for benefits and their associated medical criteria. If your condition isn’t listed or doesn’t meet the medical eligibility requirements, you will not be approved for benefits.

    However, in some cases, a claimant can qualify for disability under a medical-vocational allowance. A medical-vocational allowance is awarded if a claimant’s condition prevents them from working, despite not meeting a Blue Book listing. To qualify for a medical-vocational allowance, a claimant must complete a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) assessment.

    Eligibility Requirements for SSI & SSDI

    There are specific eligibility requirements for both SSI and SSDI.

    In order to qualify for SSI benefits, it is necessary to meet the following criteria:

    • You meet the SSA’s definition of disabled, blind, or aged
    • If disabled, your disability satisfies the eligibility criteria described above
    • You have extremely limited income and resources
    • You are unable to apply for SSDI due to a limited work history

    In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, it is necessary to meet the following criteria:

    • You cannot do work you did previously or adjust to any other type of work because of your medical condition
    • You have paid into the Social Security System over time and accumulated sufficient work credits to qualify for SSDI

    How O’Neil and Bowman Can Help

    Unfortunately, the SSA denies most initial disability claims. This is often due to application errors, missed deadlines, or improper or insufficient supportive evidence.

    The SSA maintains a stringent review process and strict guidelines to prevent fraudulent claims. However, this can backfire on disabled individuals who are truly in need.

    Thankfully, our skilled disability lawyers at O’Neil and Bowman are deeply familiar with the SSA’s processes and requirements. We can help prepare your disability case and ensure your application clearly demonstrates your eligibility for benefits.

    We know how to identify the strengths of your claim and address any potential weaknesses. We also have a thorough understanding of the medical criteria in the Blue Book. We know what evidence is crucial to your case and what information will increase your chances of receiving benefits.

    Compassionate Support in Greenville, North Carolina

    At O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group, we pride ourselves on our compassionate approach.

    We understand the stress and financial strain that comes with having a disability. Our Social Security attorneys in Greenville, NC, are your legal advocates. We work personally with every client to ensure their claim highlights the difficulties of their unique situation.

    Our goal is to make the claims process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you. We handle the paperwork, communicate with the SSA on your behalf, and prepare you for hearings, allowing you to focus on your health and family.

    Contact Our Greenville Disability Lawyers

    Choosing O’Neil and Bowman means working with qualified Social Security lawyers in Greenville who care about your well-being. Our knowledge, experience, and dedication can be the key to unlocking the benefits you need.

    If you’re disabled and unsure of how to file an SSI or SSDI claim, contact O’Neil and Bowman Disability Group. We invite you to schedule a free consultation today. Let us help you navigate the complexities of Social Security Disability and work towards securing financial support.


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