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Applying for SSI Disability in Raleigh North Carolina

As a former disability claims examiner for the Social Security Adminstration (NC DDS is the actual agency), and now as an Accredited Disability Representative who represents claimants at the NC application, NC reconsideration appeal, and disability hearing levels, I’ve written quite a few pages on the topic of getting disability. If you need assistance on your disability claim, or need help getting your claim started, call our office at 919-890-8519.

Here are the basic points to remember when it comes to applying for SSI in NC.

1 – The process will be somewhat long and will, for most individuals, require two appeals. The first appeal will get the case to a disability hearing at one of the hearing offices in North Carolina. If you live in Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, Youngsville, Henderson, or Garner, then the hearing office that will conduct your hearing will be the Office of Hearing Operations in Raleigh.

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How long does it take to get a hearing? Well, the application will take three or four months on average, the reconsideration appeal (the first appeal) will take two or three months on average, and the hearing request will take six to nine months on average to get a hearing date. So you should expect to wait a full year.

However, all that said, some cases get approved much quicker and do not require appeals at all. It depends on the case. Age and education, and your work skills all play a part in the decision process. So too does your level of physical or mental limitations, which is why we always try to stay up to date with knowing what is happening with your medical treatment when we represent your case.

2 – If you have assets this can be an issue for SSI. However, Social Security will not count the house you live in or the car you drive against you. If you file for SSI, this is an issue we can discuss.

3 – SSI does not come with medicare benefits, but it does come with medicaid benefits. Medicaid can be very useful because medicaid brings with it prescriptoni medication benefits and the ability to see a doctor.

If you need help with an SSI claim, an SSI apeal, or need to get your case started, you can compete the form below, or call us at 919-890-8519.

My name is Tim Moore. I am an Accredited Disability Representative who has passed federally proctored testing for disability representatives, I am a member of the National Association of Disability Representatives, and I am also a former disability claims examiner for the Social Security Administation’s DDS, or disability determination services) in North Carolina. This background gives me quite a bit of insight and knowledge regarding how the claims process works and what needs to be done to win a disability claim.

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