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How Do I File A Social Security Disability Claim?

How Do I File A Social Security Disability (SSD) Claim?

From Robert’s interview for the Masters of Social Security Disability series on

Unfortunately for many people who need Social Security Disability benefits, they give up in frustration because the application can seem incredibly complex. Sound legal advice can prove essential when seeking these much-needed benefits.

If you come to Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler in Charlotte, you will work with an experienced team of attorneys that can give you the legal advice you need to complete a Social Security Disability claim. Lawyer Robert Whitlow has been helping North Carolina residents get their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits since 1979, and he can use his knowledge of the process to help you.

What Do I Need To Do To Get My SSDI Benefits?

If your disability has kept you out of work for more than a year, you may think you are eligible for SSDI benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA), however, requires strict medical evidence to prove eligibility. When you file an online application on the SSA’s website or go to a regional office, you will need:

  • The names and addresses of doctors and hospitals you have been to during the past few years
  • A list of medications that you are taking, according to doctors’ orders
  • A list of tests that you have undergone and detailed results

It is also important that you discuss your potential claim with your doctor before you file, because his or her diagnosis will carry significant weight when the SSA evaluates your claim. It is important that your doctor is clear with you about your diagnosis and provides you with the supporting evidence you need.


Our attorneys can walk you through the process, making sure you have a strong claim. If your claim is denied, we can represent you in the appeals process, just like we have successfully done for countless clients through the years.

To schedule a consultation, you can contact Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler today by calling 704-594-4317. We can help you recover the benefits you need.


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