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 elsewhere:
- 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 South 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
the SciWay, South Carolina Information Highway site, has some great links to South Carolina disability resources.
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 guide is now at http://ddsn.sc.gov/about/Pages/PracticalGuidetoServices.aspx
SCIWay has a short disability link page.