Request an Evaluation of Your Disability for
Benefits through the Social Security Administration

The form below contains eleven (11) parts.  It will take approximately twenty (20) minutes to complete even if you have created your Disability Folder as described on our "First Time Applicant's Self Help" page. Depending on your unique situation, completing this form may be a lengthy process.  The information requested in this form is the same kind of information we would request from you on your initial consultation with our office.  Completing this form does not obligate you in any way, nor does it obligate our firm to represent you.  This form is simply a tool for helping us evaluate your potential for acquiring disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Disability Benefit Evaluation Request

Disability Benefit Evaluation Request

I understand this is a request for an evaluation for Social Security Disability Benefits, and that I am not forming an obligatory relationship with the Law Office of Russell R. Bowling by completing this evaluation request form. *
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Have you applied for disability benefits?
If so, has your claim been denied?


Q. Why Won’t Social Security Pay for my Disability Without an ALJ Hearing?

Only a limited few applicants in North Carolina receive benefits before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. Social Security decisions…

Q. What is the Difference Between Social Security and Supplemental Security Income?

A. Both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Both…

Q. What is an Administrative Law Judge Hearing?

A. Social Security (SS) hearings are presided over by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Fortunately, the Western North Carolina area…

Q. Should I Try to Work if I Have Applied for Social Security?

Yes. While you cannot be eligible for Social Security benefits while working full time, the law allows you to make…

Q. What if My Disability is Caused by Alcohol or Drugs?

A. Legislation passed by Congress places significant restrictions on the eligibility to receive Social Security benefits if your disability is…

Q. How Do I Select a Lawyer?

A. Social Security law undergoes regular changes due to new Congressional legislation and Court decisions. Therefore, it’s essential to choose…

Q. What is the difference between SS and SSI?

Both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits share the same eligibility criteria for disability: the inability…

Q. Does Social Security Disability Pay for My Medical Bills?

A. Not immediately. If you are receiving Disability Insurance Benefits, Disabled Widows or Widowers Benefits, or Disabled Adult Child Benefits,…

Q. What Witnesses or Evidence Will I Need at the Hearing?

A. Medical reports from your treating doctors play a crucial role in most hearing issues, particularly when it comes to…

Q. Can I be Disabled Under Social Security Guidelines if My Problems are Psychological in Nature?

A. Yes. SS law requires a consideration of mental as well as physical factors in deciding disability. The key to…



The case and all it entailed has been a pleasurable and stress free process due to the employees in this law firm. We definitely would highly recommend them!! 5 stars all around.

Just used for a basic will and such everything went smoothly. I would return.

They explained my options clearly, took time to listen to my questions about my options and then helped me to set an appointment with social security to start the process of filing for disability. 


Bowling Law office in Franklin are wonderful to do business with. They handled the closing sale of my retirement home in Franklin, NC. Olga was amazing with her tenacity to keep things moving. Thank you Olga and everyone at Russell Bowling Law Office.

Excellent staff and quality of service is excellent, their response time is above average prior to past experience with a law office.
Best lawyer in WNC.

Not only were we successful in our appeals case, we were treated with kindness, dignity and respect. Thank You Attorney Bowling, Monica and all who are there to help people win cases like us!

I have used this office several times and highly recommend them. Very professional, knowledgeable and patient. Thank you!
Great people.
They responded to phone calls and emails promptly and addressed all my questions and concerns in a timely manner. Their knowledge and expertise helped the process go smoothly and I am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you!
Had a fine closing, thanks Heidi and Russell for your hard work and getting it settled. Bringing in a closing on the target date and on a Friday afternoon to boot, isn't always easy. A lot has to happen to make it so!
Very informative and helpful!
Excellent staff and quality of service is excellent, their response time is above average prior to past experience with a law office.

Bowling Law Office handled a closings in 2022 and at the beginning of 2023 for us. One of us lived in Tennessee and the other in Florida. Everything was handled very efficiently. Olga did an awesome job communicating with us! I would highly recommend Bowling Law Office.

We have had several closings with Russell. Always on time with closing, very professional.
Professional staff, great communication, top notch legal team and attorney.
Always helpful.