Social Security Disability Process

We are very pleased to recognize Susan O'Malley, who is a Board Certified Disability Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar, and is available to assist with any Social Security Disability claims or referrals.

Susan, who frequently lectures other attorneys throughout North Carolina and the nation about how to assist Social Security claimants obtain their disability, has successfully represented claimants at all levels of application and appeal through the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, only one step below the United States Supreme Court. Let Susan put her experience to work helping you or your loved one obtain your disability benefits.

If you are no longer able to work because of a physical or mental disability, you may be entitled to receive Social Security benefits.

Disability can stem from many things such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, depression, back injuries, strokes and many other situations. Obtaining Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and confusing process for those who are unfamiliar with the law.

Social Security will consider your age, education, work history and disabilities in its determination to deny or accept your application for disability benefits. It is important to know what information the Social Security Administration finds important in making a disability benefits decision.

In 2001, a California congressman cited statistics that support the choice of having expert representation in disability claims. In his statement, Congressman Matsui of California testified that "...Claimants without professional representation appear to be far less likely to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. For example, in 2000, 64% of claimants represented by an attorney, but only 40% of those without one, were awarded benefits at the hearing level".

It is not uncommon to be denied a couple of times in your pursuit of Social Security Disability benefits. Do not give up hope. If an application is denied it can be appealed to a hearing before an administrative law judge, then to the Appeal's Council and even to Federal Court. Susan O'Malley has even successfully represented clients attempting to receive Social Security at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, one step below the United States Supreme Court.

If your application is denied, O'Malley Tunstall PLLC can help you with the appeal of your Social Security Disability claim. This includes gathering information that is important for Social Security to have in its decision-making process. It also includes representing you before the administrative law judge at a hearing. We don't employ non-attorney Social Security representatives; our attorneys will be personally representing you.

There is a limited opportunity to file or appeal a claim that has been denied, so take action today. Our team of attorneys, legal assistants, a professional investigator and a registered nurse will analyze and discuss your case with you in easy-to-understand terms. We will only collect attorney's fees if there is a monetary recovery of funds.

O'Malley Tunstall PLLC offers care for your case. Your North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist, Susan O'Malley, is just a phone call away.

Call us 24 hours a day: 800-755-1987. We'll even come to you.