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. What Type of Disability is Required Before I Qualify?

A. To be eligible for Social Security (SS) benefits, you must have mental and/or physical impairments of such severity that…

Q. What Happens When I Am Denied Benefits?

The majority of claimants face multiple denials before obtaining a favorable decision on their claim. DO NOT GIVE UP. Your…

Q. How Much Will a Lawyer Cost Me?

A. The approval of attorney fees charged by the lawyer is required by the Administrative Law Judge. Social Security cases…

Q. When Can I Expect a Social Security Hearing?

A. Social Security appeals can be a lengthy process, with significant waiting times between each level of appeal. It often…

Q. How Long Will it Take to Start Receiving Social Security Disability Payments?

The time it takes to receive your Social Security Disability payments depends on whether your initial application is approved or…

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. Can I Draw Social Security if I Have Never Worked Full Time?

A. Yes, if you are unable to work at any job for a continuous period of twelve (12) months or…

Q: Could You Explain What an Administrative Law Judge Social Security Hearing is?

A: Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Social Security Hearings are proceedings presided over by an Administrative Law Judge, a final evaluator…

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. 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…



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.