Help with Applications and Eligibility

Because DRNC’s work is federally funded, we cannot help you with your applications for Medicaid, Social Security Disability Benefits, or Supplemental Security Insurance—SSI. This is a referral list of organizations and attorneys who may be able to help you with trying to obtain SSDI, SSI or Medicaid. They may also be able to answer questions about your eligibility for Social Security disability or Medicaid benefits.

Information about Medicaid Waivers
Help appealing a denial of Medicaid Services

Attorney List for Medicaid and Social Security Matters

Please note that Disability Rights North Carolina assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by Disability Rights North Carolina. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.

Information about professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about these attorneys by contacting the local bar association (or its equivalent) or the local licensing authorities. None of the attorneys or the law firms on the following list are affiliated with Disability Rights North Carolina. Once you contact them, they may discuss with you their ability to assist you with your case and the fees for their services.    

Important Note: Before making an appointment to see a lawyer on this list, first ask if you will be charged for the initial consultation, and if so, how much the fee will be for this service.  

Charlie Hall, IV
2200 Silas Creek Parkway, Suite 5A
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Michael R. Shay
Board Certified Social Security Disability Attorney
P.O. Box 21508 Winston-Salem, NC 27120
p. 336-893-5120 f. 336-934-4028 Email:

Legal Aid of North Carolina 
To apply by phone: 1 (866) 219-LANC (5262)
Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Monday & Thursday 

Lawyer Referral Service
North Carolina Bar Association

You may contact the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Lawyer Referral Service.  They can refer you to personal injury and/or tort law attorneys.  There is a $50.00 fee for a 30 minute consultation with an attorney from that service.  You can contact the NCBA Lawyer Referral service at 800-662-7660.  You can find out more information about the program or send in an online request here: 

Other SSI/SSDI resources

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