Social Security Disability


Trying to obtain Social Security Disability benefits on your own can be a frustrating and difficult process. The Social Security Administration has complicated rules and regulations for the disability programs that must be followed, and many disabled individuals find that dealing with the complexities of the Social Security Disability process, while at the same time trying to deal with their physical and/or mental conditions, can be overwhelming.

We are here to help you. Attorney S. Kent Smith has more than 25 years of experience representing disabled claimants. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and also is a member of the Disability Advocacy Section of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Mr. Smith is knowledgeable as to what specific proof of disability the Social Security Administration requires and he can assist you with completing the multiple forms and paperwork, as well as obtaining the necessary medical records and evidence that is required to present your claim.

Mr. Smith will insure that your case is presented effectively throughout the multi-level appeals process that may be required, including appearing with and representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, which will give you the best chance of winning your case.


Our office offers a free consultation to evaluate your disability claim. If we accept your case, there are no up-front charges. Fees for representation of Social Security Disability clients are regulated by the Social Security Administration, and the fees are paid from your back benefits (limited to 25% of your back benefits but not more than $6,000.00). You only are charged a fee if you win your case.


Hiring an attorney who is experienced in representing disabled claimants before the Social Security Administration can significantly improve your chances of being approved for disability benefits. Call the law firm of West & Smith, LLP today and let us explain the disability process and how we can assist you in obtaining the disability benefits for which you are entitled.