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While we are based in Asheville, we cover all of Western North Carolina, including the areas around Hendersonville, Brevard, Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin, Burnsville, Spruce Pine, Marshall, Mars Hill, Bakersville, Weaverville, Asheville, Black Mountain, Candler, Old Fort, Marion, Shelby, Rutherfordton, Nebo, Charlotte, and Fairview. The counties we typically cover include: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, Rutherford, Cleveland, and McDowell.
We also handle appellate brief-writing related to administrative law (Social Security Administration) in certain other regions of the country by arrangement with local counsel. Attorney Holly J. Fairbairn and Attorney Susan Chitwood Barton are licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

Representation, appeals, and legal counsel before the Social Security Administration.

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​​Online Resources


Locate SSA offices www.socialsecurity.gov/locator
Manage your information ​ www.ssa.gov/onlineservices
Request a statement of benefitswww.ssa.gov/mystatement 
SSA formswww.ssa.gov/online 
Calculate your benefitswww.ssa.gov/planners/calculators.htm
A pre-formatted search site to make it easier for you to find information within the gigantic Social Security siteSearch Google for Social Security site information
General information--may not be accuratewww.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)
National Veterans Services www.va.gov

North Carolina Veterans Services www.nc4vets.com

Veterans Services for Buncombe County www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/Veterans/Default.aspx
National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives--Susan Chitwood Barton and Holly Fairbairn are both sustaining memberswww.nosscr.org 
Workers' Compensation Resource, North Carolina Industrial Commission www.ic.nc.gov

Workers' Compensation Resource, North Carolina Advocates for Justice www.ncaj.com
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
www.cbpp.org/pubs/socsec.htm
A source for legal information--be careful! www.law.cornell.edu/socsec 
Arthritis in its many formswww.arthritis.org 
Multiple Sclerosis www.nmss.org
Information about services and resources in the Asheville areawww.211wnc.org
Legal services agency covering Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, and Madison counties www.pisgahlegal.org

Legal services agency covering all other counties in WNC, and handling Social Security overpayment cases for those qualified for their services and unable to pay a private attorney www.legalaidnc.org
Prescription assistance www.medicineassistancetool.org

Animal compassion network. Pets are wonderful, aren’t they? We love this organization and animals of every kind www.ashevillehumane.org
Contact Senator Burr’s office www.burr.senate.gov/services/help 

Representative McHenry http://www.gop.gov/member/patrick-mchenry/

Mental health services, Vaya Health www.vayahealth.com

WNC Community Health Services (WNCCHS/Minnie Jones Health Clinic) www.wncchs.org

The Dale Fell Clinic www.amchc.org/locations 

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries www.abccm.org

North Carolina Medicaid www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/medicaid

Affordable Care Act (ACA) in North Carolina www.healthcare.gov 

Project Access for Buncombe County residents www.mywcms.org/projectaccess

North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/disability-services/employment-services-for-people-with-disabilities 

Eblen Charities www.eblencharities.org

Services for the homeless population of WNC, Homeward Bound www.hbofa.org