Appealing A Denied SSDI Claim In North Carolina


If your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied it is not time to panic. The fact is as much as three-fourths of initial claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied.

SSDI claims are denied for a variety of reasons, including insufficient medical records or incomplete forms. You have the right to appeal a denied claim. In fact, a high percentage of denied claims are ultimately approved. A knowledgeable SSDI benefits lawyer can help you build a strong case and increase the likelihood that your claim will be approved.

At the Vincent Law Firm, P.C. in Southern Shores, I have helped hundreds of residents in Dare County and throughout North Carolina’s Outer Banks receive SSDI benefits after their initial claim was denied. Some individuals hire me to help them submit the initial claim. Many lawyers will not assist individuals with initial claims because attorney fees are based on a percentage of the back pay received, but I am happy to help submit an initial claim.

Persistent And Productive

There are four levels of appeal:

  • Reconsideration — Someone who did not take part in the first review will review your claim.
  • Request a hearing — You (or an advocate) will present your case to an administrative law judge (ALJ).
  • Request a review by the appeals council — The Social Security Administration’s appeals council can deny a request if it believes the decision made by the ALJ was correct
  • Federal court — If the appeals council does not review your case, you may file a lawsuit in federal district court.

I have experience handling all four levels of SSDI appeals. I am a confident litigator who is comfortable representing clients in federal court if necessary. Having practiced in this area since 1986, I have a firm understanding of what kind of evidence gets claims approved. I will gather the necessary records and help you receive treatment from additional caregivers if necessary to strengthen your case.

Contact me to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 252-489-2200 today. I will review your situation and provide a candid assessment of what you might expect. My business model eliminates the risk on your part because you only pay an attorney fee if I help you recover compensation.