North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers


It's not just your benefits; it's your future we're fighting for.

Battling a life-altering injury or illness can cause a lot of stress, frustration, and uncertainty. Medical bills begin to pile and with no way to pay them, you may begin to lose hope. Benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can significantly help people in need. When you’re unable to work due to a disability, it’s critical to get Social Security disability benefits as quickly as possible to have a sense of financial security that you might not have otherwise. Unfortunately, filing a disability claim is complex, and even if you have a strong case, your application may be denied. After everything you’ve gone through, it may not seem that you have a good chance of recovering what you’ve lost.

Your rights, future, health, and well-being are simply too important to leave to chance. You can be confident that the Social Security disability attorneys at Henson Fuerst will do everything within our power to ensure that you obtain the disability benefits that you need. Our team is dedicated to get your life back on track and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

The SSA Isn’t in Your Corner, But We Are.

Even though SSDI and SSI are government programs, deserving individuals are frequently denied the benefits they need to survive after suffering from an injury or illness. The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t have the time to dedicate to your claim because of its large caseload and high volume of applicants. Unfortunately, you’re just a number in their system.

To avoid assisting you, the Social Security Administration takes you through a lengthy application process only to deny your claim on a technicality or cast doubt on the validity of your condition. As a result, most individuals feel cheated and overwhelmed by a system they have contributed to their entire working lives.

You should only be focused on taking care of your health. At Henson Fuerst, it’s our job to focus on winning your disability appeal or first-time application for benefits.

We’ll Fight for What’s Right for You and Your Family.

Those filing for disability must cope with their physical and mental ailments daily, all while dealing with the SSA’s complex application and appeals processes. While the road to obtaining Social Security benefits can be difficult, the attorneys at Henson Fuerst are dedicated to fighting for your rights throughout the life of your case. Our attorneys and staff are aware of the challenges you’re facing and have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process. We assist our clients at every stage of the application filing and administrative review process to ensure that they receive the financial relief they need.

We’re more than just your attorney. We are your partner in this process, and we are dedicated to assisting you in obtaining the benefits you require. We take pride in fighting for our clients’ rights and treating each case with care and devotion. Our lawyers understand how devastating a Social Security disability claim denial can be for individuals and their families. Your monthly benefits provide you with financial stability, enabling you to focus on your health. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining those benefits so you can enjoy the life you deserve. Whether you’re thinking about filing a claim or you’ve already filed and been denied, Henson Fuerst can help you get the benefits you need. Contact us today at 919-781-11107 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Meet Our Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security Disability Attorney

Eric W. Goodale

Eric Goodale is the Social Security disability attorney at Henson Fuerst. He has handled Social Security disability claims for over 20 years and has exclusively practiced disability law for over 15 years. Before joining the Henson Fuerst team in 2012, Eric spent 7 years practicing Social Security disability law for a nationwide disability law firm in Washington, D.C., where he handled more than 500 disability hearings in 38 states. Before his time in Washington, D.C., Eric spent 4 years in a general practice law firm in Syracuse, New York.  Eric earned his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 2000 and he graduated from Penn State University in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration. Eric now serves as the senior Social Security disability attorney at Henson Fuerst, a role he has held since 2014.

We Fight To Get You Back On The Road To Recovery and Financial Security

What Is The Difference Between Social Security Disability (SSD) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

SSD and SSI are two separate federal programs that are frequently used interchangeably. The key distinction between the two programs is that SSD or SSDI eligibility is determined by the amount of money paid into the Social Security Fund over the course of an individual’s job history, whereas SSI has nothing to do with the Fund and is only available to low-income people. You must have less than $2000 in assets and a very low income to qualify for SSI. A social security attorney from our office can look over your case to see if you qualify for SSD or SSI benefits.

Am I Eligible for SSD?

From your medical condition to the length of your work history, multiple factors determine if you’re eligible to receive SSD benefits. To qualify for benefits under the Social Security disability program, you must:

  • Meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability
  • Have physical or mental health impairments severe enough to keep you from working any regular, paying job for at least 12 months or are expected to result in death
  • Have a work history long enough to have paid into the Social Security disability system

Visit our benefits eligibility page for more details about federal disability guidelines.

How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability?

The first step in applying for SSD benefits is completing an application. Completing an application can be hard to do alone. Completing the application with insufficient or incorrect information may lead to your claim being denied.

At Henson Fuerst, our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers can guide you through the process of applying for your benefits. We’re here to give you the best possible chances of getting the compensation you need. Don’t face the Social Security Administration alone-let our history of success be your advantage.

I Was Denied Social Security Disability. What Should I Do Now?

Don’t lose hope if your application for SSD benefits has been denied. Our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers can review the details of your claim and help prepare a strong appeal. Visit our comprehensive guide on the Social Security disability appeals process to learn what steps you can take after your claim has been denied.

We’ve Helped Others Like You Get Benefits, Now Let Us Work For You.

Find out how our Raleigh Social Security disability lawyers can help you and your family. Call us today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form. There’s no obligation, and our phone lines are open 24/7.

Further Questions about Social Security Disability?

Visit our Social Security disability FAQ page or contact us today.

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Raleigh Office

3110 Edwards Mill Rd Suite 100,
Raleigh, NC 27612
P (919) 781-1107
F (919) 781-8048

Rocky Mount Office

2317 Sunset Ave,
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
P (252) 443-2111
F (252) 443-9429

Jacksonville Office

Appointment Only
P (910) 377-7671
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