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If you live in Warrenton, North Carolina, you can file for disability online, but this is not the best way to file. Applying online does not allow you to ask questions from a Social Security claims representative, something that can be very helpful. Also, mistakes are sometimes made when filing online that can slow a case down.
Residents of Warrenton should apply through the Henderson Social Security office.
Social Security Administration
858 S Beckford Dr, Henderson, NC 27536
The Henderson field office also handles claims for Oxford, Henderson, Wake Forest, Youngsville, Butner, Creedmoor, Louisburg, Norlina, Wendell, Zebulon, and Manson.
Should you visit the Social Security office in person?
You can, but this is not as quick or as easy as being interviewed over the phone by a Social Security Claims Representative. Telephone appointments are what we consider to be the most efficient way of getting a claim started.
For the individuals whose cases we represent, we contact the Henderson Social Security office. They give us an appointment date and time for the individual to be called and interviewed. We tell our clients to prepare for the interview by writing down their jobs (with dates and work titles), their medical providers, and their medications.
After the claim is started, it is sent to Disability Determination Services in Raleigh where it is given to a disability examiner who will work on the case. The examiner will usually take three to four months to get the case done and the decision sent out. If the case is denied, our office files an appeal called a request for reconsideration. If this is denied, we ask for a hearing before a judge. If you live in Warrenton, your hearing will be handled by the hearing office in Raleigh.
On the day of the hearing, you (and us if we represent you) will appear at the scheduled time. The judge may ask you questions, allow your representative to ask questions, and may also have a vocational expert present to testify about your ability to return to work.
Obviously, preparation for the hearing is very important and goes beyond simply getting medical records. How you respond to questions to questioning from the judge can impact the quality of your testimony. Your goal is to be completely truthful in your answers, but also to provide the information in your answers that the judge actually needs from you. And this can be difficult for someone who is accustomed to being questioned in a hearing setting, which is why representation can be very important.