Answers to your questions about social security disability.

Getting Information from a South Carolina Attorney at Carolina-Disability

I am Paul McChesney, a lawyer who handles Social Security Disability cases in South Carolina; to find out a little more about me, please see my my bio, and I suppose this website also tells something about me. I will be happy to talk directly to you about your Social Security question wherever you live in S.C. We will be glad to talk and answer a few questions without any obligation. There is a list of cities in which we normally practice, below, but go ahead and call wherever in S.C. you are; we will be glad to talk. There are two ways to contact us.
 •The simplest is to call us at 1-800-775-3985 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday to talk to a real person.
 • Or, after those hours you can call 1-800-775-3985 and leave a message and we will return your call.

I here list a few of the S.C. cities for which we often or sometimes handle claims. We have an office in Greenville and Spartanburg, and can often meet you elswhere:

 •In the Greenville, SC OHA region: Greenville, Spartanburg, Walhalla, Seneca, Easley, Pickens, Gaffney, Union, Anderson, SC and the surrounding areas.

 •In the Columbia, SC OHA region: Laurens, Newberry, Greenwood, Columbia, Lexington, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda, Aiken, Fairfield, SC and the surrounding areas.

 •In the Charlotte OHA region: York, Rock Hill, Chester, Lancaster, Kershaw, SC, and surrounding areas.

 •If you live in any other part of South Carolina, I will still be happy to talk to you and suggest what steps you might take, and perhaps suggest a lawyer or two; we take more distant cases in special situations; for example Appeals Council and Federal District Court claims.

South Carolina Social Security Disability Resources

The Social Security Administration, which handles both Social Security Disability claims and Supplemental Security Income claims, is a part of the Federal Government. The Social Security Act and Regulations, which the Adminstration is supposed to follow, are Federal regulations. The Federal Government is the government in Washington, who runs the entire country. For those reasons, there are no North Carolina sites that can tell you anything special about how these claims are handled in South Carolina; you might as well click here to go to the national sites for information about Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claims.

Other South Carolina Resources for the Disabled

There are plenty of sites that have special help for disabled people who live in South Carolina. I have set out below only those sites that have lists of good South Carolina websites or other resources.

National Sites with a section about South Carolina

A website for disability resources in general is They have an index of disability websites for each state, including a South Carolina page.

The Family Village is another national site that has a good South Carolina page.

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities has an excellent set of link pages for each state, including one for South Carolina.

LD Online is a national site for learning disabled information that has a good page of South Carolina resources.

The National Arts and Disability Center has a page of South Carolina links.

South Carolina Sites Describing South Carolina Disability Resources

The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council has a fairly useful site, including some pretty good links to South Carolina and national resources.

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs offers a wide range of services to the disabled, and a great online book detailing South Carolina resources, their "Practical Guide to Services". To turn to the next page in the online book, click the "next" arrow near the top right corner of your browser screen.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has an excellent links page, that has as good a list of national links as any of the national sites. It is not obvious, but to find the South Carolina sites you have to go down the page to the "S" section, where all the South Carolina resources are gathered together. I believe that they are in the process of developing, or have developed, a provider database.

SCIWay has a short disability link page.

Please Share Any Other Sites You Know About

If you know of any other good South Carolina sites, please click here and you will be taken to a spot on the forum where you can quickly type in the site location. If you are not sure how to do that, just copy and paste the URL address that appears in the white "address" box at the top of your screen when you are on that website. Thanks!

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