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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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Locate SSA offices www.socialsecurity.gov/locator
Manage your information www.ssa.gov/onlineservices
Request a statement of benefitswww.ssa.gov/mystatement
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 Prioritieswww.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