Answers to winning a disability case in NC| Social Security Disability Resource Center

Questions about how to get Social Security Disability or SSI in North Carolina

by Tim Moore, Disability Representative, former NC Disability Examiner. Free Case Evaluation Form at the bottom or click here.


There are several things about filing for disability in North Carolina that you should know upfront. The first is that the claims process is long. Your initial claim, or disability application, may take 3-4 months before you get a decision. You can speed up the process, of course, if you 1) Provide Social Security with all the information that they need and 2) You do not miss appointments, such as for consultative medical examinations, and 3) You respond quickly to any additional requests for information which they need.

These requests for information may come from the Social Security office where you start your claim, or they may come from DDS, also known as Disability Determination Services. DDS is the agency that actually makes the decision on your claim and it is made by a disability examiner.

My advice for your claim

My advice would be to start your claim as efficiently as possible. By that, I mean that when you are first interviewed by a disability claims representative, have all your information ready. This would be your work history for the last 15 years, your medication information (have your pill bottles with you when you are being interviewed either in person or on the phone), and having a complete list of all your doctors, including their names, what they treat you for, when you were first seen by them, when you were last seen by them, and when your next appointment is.

Applying for disability in North Carolina is never an easy process. Having worked as a disability examiner making decisions on claims, I am well-aquainted with the many difficulties and long waits involved.

If you have questions about getting disability in North Carolina, the pages listed here (More NC Disability questions) may be helpful. The answers are based on my experience as a disability claims examiner at NC DDS, a.k.a. North Carolina Disability Determination Services. If you need representation, use the form below to contact our office and let us know your situation.

My background

In addition to being a former disability examiner, I am also a non-attorney disability representative and to complement that I have also taken and passed the federal written examination that is administered by the Social Security Administration and which is authorized under Public Law No. 111-142, “The Social Security Disability Applicants’ Access to Professional Representation Act of 2010”. The purpose of this exam is to test knowledge of the relevant provisions of the Social Security Act and also knowledge of the most recent developments in SSA including court decisions that affect titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act.

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Basic questions about disability benefits in North Carolina

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The disability process in North Carolina

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* How long does it take to get through the  disability system in North Carolina?

* Is it hard to get disability benefits in North Carolina? 

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* Disability determination services in North Carolina

Disability decisions in North Carolina

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How does the North Carolina Social  Security Disability determination process work?

Getting disability benefits in North Carolina

Getting denied for disability in North Carolina and  filing appeals

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How to get on disability in North Carolina

NC Disability requirements and qualifications

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What is the criteria for disability benefits in North  Carolina?

* What are the disability qualifications in North Carolina? 

Proving the requirements for disability in North  Carolina

How do you meet the Disability qualifications in North  Carolina?

SSI and Social Security Disability requirements in  North Carolina

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Winning Disability benefits in NC

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Winning disability benefits in North Carolina

Mental Disability benefits in NC

Receiving disability for a mental condition in North  Carolina

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Getting approved for mental disability benefits in  North Carolina

Disability awards and award notices in North Carolina

Getting a Social Security Disability award in North  Carolina

The Social Security Disability award notice process  in North Carolina

What affects how much time it takes to  get a disability award in North Carolina?

Disability representation in North Carolina

Should I get a disability representative or lawyer  in North Carolina?

Who can provide disability representation in North Carolina? 

*Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in North Carolina

How do Disability Lawyers in North Carolina get paid  their fees?

Denied for disability in North  Carolina, should I get an attorney or representative?

Disability attorney fees in NC – paying your lawyer or representative

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How much does the fee cost for a disability  attorney in North Carolina?

Do you pay your disability lawyer  in North Carolina or does Social Security pay the fee?

Will your North Carolina disability  lawyer charge you upfront for taking your case?

Will your NC disability attorney  charge you for any expenses other than the main fee?

NC disability hearings

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*The disability hearing in North Carolina- things to keep  in mind

How do you prepare for a disability hearing in North  Carolina?

Contact Tim Moore and Mac Travis in North Carolina for help with your SSD or SSI claim. Complete the form or call 919-278-7874. After submitting, scroll to the bottom to see the confirmation.
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