North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in North Carolina, then you should weigh the benefits of hiring an attorney. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can significantly improve the odds that your case will be approved.

Social Security data from North Carolina reveals that 39% of the Social Security disability claims are denied on average. Of course, most applicants that have been denied on their first attempt appeal the decision. However, the chances of approval are even worse in the first phase of the appeals process, which is formally known as reconsideration.

The vast majority of claimants will have to wait until their hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to have a significant chance of approval.

North Carolina has 4 Hearing Offices where you can go to have your case heard by an ALJ. They are listed in the above table.

Most successful Social Security disability claims are approved during the hearing, largely because the ALJs have more leeway in the way they handle claims and can actually see and hear you while you present evidence of your disability.

Overall, 45% of North Carolina disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, North Carolina residents wait 625 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for North Carolina
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Fayetteville 13 17 months 602 days 1.78 16% 53% 30%
Charlotte 13 20 months 626 days 2.04 14% 34% 52%
Raleigh 15 17 months 579 days 2.03 22% 43% 35%
Greensboro 10 21 months 691 days 1.56 12% 49% 39%
All North Carolina 0 19 months 625 days 1.85 16% 45% 39%
All Administrative Law Judges in North Carolina
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Rebecca Adams Fayetteville 42 4 101 46 81 35 101
William Andersen Raleigh 48 2 99 50 72 22 99
Joseph Booth III Fayetteville 34 6 160 40 139 99 160
Eric W Borda Fayetteville 1 0 137 1 1 0 2
Joseph L Brinkley Raleigh 67 13 171 80 147 67 171
Nancy L Brock Greensboro 51 12 102 63 90 27 102
Gary Brockington Raleigh 17 5 104 22 97 75 104
Michelle D Cavadi Greensboro 59 16 119 75 105 30 119
Kelly Davis Raleigh 86 4 146 90 127 37 146
Clint Dorman Fayetteville 46 4 102 50 68 18 102
Robert Egan Charlotte 53 0 71 53 57 4 71
Helen O Evans Greensboro 13 0 32 13 16 3 32
Scott C Firestone Greensboro 30 1 53 31 43 12 53
D. Randall Frye Charlotte 61 10 131 71 89 18 131
Darrell Fun Charlotte 29 12 93 41 72 31 93
Paul Goodson Charlotte 29 11 128 40 93 53 128
E. Norman Graham Greensboro 84 3 102 87 91 4 102
Catherine Harper Raleigh 52 3 104 55 86 31 104
Clinton C Hicks Charlotte 63 13 145 76 107 31 145
Vincent Hill Fayetteville 65 6 141 71 112 41 141
Mason Hogan Raleigh 61 4 138 65 113 48 138
Teresa L Hoskins-Hart Raleigh 32 17 109 49 89 40 109
Randall D Huggins Charlotte 65 7 114 72 94 22 114
Richard Jackson Greensboro 113 4 166 117 147 30 166
Todd D Jacobson Charlotte 57 8 135 65 109 44 135
Theresa R. Jenkins Charlotte 37 1 101 38 64 26 101
Frederick Johnson Greensboro 81 10 122 91 109 18 122
Vanessa Lucas Fayetteville 43 5 124 48 93 45 124
Benjamin R McMillion Charlotte 41 11 157 52 124 72 157
Larry A Miller Raleigh 47 11 130 58 109 51 130
Anne-Mar A Ofori-Acquaah Raleigh 41 11 134 52 106 54 134
Adrienne Porter Fayetteville 77 3 125 80 110 30 125
Susan Poulos Charlotte 18 5 134 23 116 93 134
Susan Preston Fayetteville 64 2 151 66 132 66 151
Robert Rideout Raleigh 35 2 66 37 60 23 66
Mary Ryerse Charlotte 67 5 132 72 106 34 132
Marc Seidman Greensboro 48 5 83 53 68 15 83
Wendell M Sims Charlotte 37 8 113 45 78 33 113
Yvonne K Stam Raleigh 44 6 108 50 92 42 108
Valorie Stefanelli Charlotte 32 5 113 37 84 47 113
Daniel J Stein Greensboro 86 14 141 100 127 27 141
Margo Stone Fayetteville 56 10 111 66 90 24 111
John A Thawley Fayetteville 29 1 93 30 53 23 93
Flora L Vinson Fayetteville 0 0 149 0 0 0 1
James E Williams Raleigh 46 13 160 59 123 64 160
Christopher Willis Fayetteville 27 6 127 33 107 74 127
Katherine D Wisz Raleigh 33 1 92 34 83 49 92
Paula Wordsworth Greensboro 0 1 124 1 3 2 3
Paula Wordsworth Raleigh 56 7 124 63 96 33 121
Wanda L Wright Raleigh 39 6 114 45 94 49 114
Mark C Ziercher Fayetteville 28 5 129 33 116 83 129
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