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Marshall, Texas Social Security Lawyers

Can’t work because you have a disability? Social security may provide the solution. The social security system is not always easy to work with. That is why there are experienced Marshall social security attorneys. Whether you have been rejected for benefits, or if you have yet to apply, an experienced Marshall social security disability attorney can increase your chances of success. Marshall social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. Start now by filling out the form on the webpage.

You may be entitled to benefits: the SSI and SSDI program at a glance

Approximately 65% or more initial applicants are denied social security benefits. Qualifying for social security benefits requires proof of your disability. Experienced Marshall social security lawyers understand how to present your evidence in the most favorable light. The difference between winning your social security claim and losing your social security claim are often dramatic. For example, without an alternative source of income, and without the ability to work (due to disability), many people face homelessness and hunger. The relief provided by the monthly payments from SSI and SSDI claims provide a necessary security blanket. In some cases, claimants may be entitled to medical care through the Medicaid or Medicare systems.

Qualified Marshall Social Security lawyers: are they expensive?

If you think you can’t afford a social security attorney, think again. They’re not as expensive as you probably think. Social security attorneys are paid according to a strict fee schedule. They can only be paid if they win your case for you. That makes sense because claimants usually have no expendable money. Your social security attorney is limited in how much he or she can charge. That is because the federal government has capped attorney fees in these cases. Specifically, the attorney cannot charge more than 25% of your back pay, up to a total of $6,000. Even then, the government has to approve the final award of attorney fees. So, a claimant is always getting a fair deal. Contacting your Marshall Social Security lawyer is as easy as filling out the questionnaire provided on this site.

Eligibility for either SSDI or SSI

The Social Security System can provide you with monthly payments if you qualify. To qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet their criteria. Generally, to qualify for either, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both systems are explained below.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Marshall, Texas? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
    1. The term disability is that you are unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] because of a medically physical or mental impairment which has lasted, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months, or is expected to result in your death.
  2. If you are working in or around Marshall, Texas is that a factor? - If you are working in Marshall and performing SGA, then you are considered able to work and not disabled. In 2012, the SGA limit is $1010 (after taxes) per month. If you earn more than $1010 per month, you are probably not eligible, unless there are special circumstances;
  3. Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - You must have a medical problem which significantly limits your physical or mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or end in death;
  4. Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - SSA has a list of medical conditions ["Listing of Impairments."] that describes medical conditions so severe that SSA considers people who have the conditions disabled;
    1. If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
      1. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Work You Did in the Past? - SSA determines what you are able to do despite your medical condition. This is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). SSA compares your RFC with the physical and mental demands of your past jobs. If you are physically and mentally able to do a job that you have held within the last fifteen years, then SSA considers you "not disabled." However, if you are not able to perform any of your past jobs, then ask:
  5. Despite Your Medical Condition, Are You Able to Do Other Work? - If you cannot perform your past work, then SSA decides whether you are able to perform other types of work.


Can Children in Marshall Qualify for Disability Benefits? Yes, but What is the Criteria?

Financially, needy children under age 18 who have serious medical conditions may be eligible for Children's SSI. A child is disabled for SSI if the child is not working and earning more than the SGA level and has a medical condition or combination of conditions that cause "marked and severe functional limitations." Medical evidence documenting the child's medical condition is essential.

(SSDI) Social Security Disability Insurance – Talk to a Knowledgeable Marshall Disability Income Attorney Now

SSDI pays disability payments to those who have a qualifying work history, who are disabled. For that reason, not everyone is eligible for SSDI. To qualify, you will have to show, in addition to proving your disability, that you have worked a certain percentage of your previous years (depending on your age). Medicare medical coverage is also available to some SSDI recipients. Contact your Marshall SSDI lawyer to learn more now.

SSI: the final safety net - Contact an experienced Marshall Disability Attorney

If you have no or too little work history, are disabled, and make below a certain threshold of money, you may qualify for SSI. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a welfare-based program. The benefits are paid out of general tax revenues and are not contingent on your work history. The monthly benefit provides a basic amount, which may be enhanced by your state. You may also qualify for food stamps and Medicaid. You can contact an experienced Marshall SSI attorney by filling out the questionnaire on this website.

How does the application and appeal process work? - Marshall Disability Appeals attorney

Applicants can begin the process in multiple ways: online, over the phone, and in person. The government takes around four to six months to review your case. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.

The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability:


Hereditary telangiectasia
Kidney cancer
Sjogren’s syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Subacute combined degeneration
Cerebral Trauma
Liver transplantation
Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function
Pituitary gland disorders
Diabetes mellitus


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
1509 Sedberry Street
Marshall, Texas 75670
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospital

Marshall Health Clinic
620 S Grove Street
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 927-6140



Harrison County Hospital Association, Inc.
811 South Washington
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 927-6000

Good Shepherd Medical Center
700 East Marshall Avenue
Longview, Texas 75601
(903) 315-2000
Select Specialty Hospital - Longview, Inc.
700 East Marshall Avenue
Longview, Texas 75601
(903) 315-1105

Longview Medical Center, LP
2901 North Fourth Street
Longview, Texas 75605
(903) 232-3600





Marshall social security lawyers serve clients throughout Northeastern Texas including, Gill, Hallsville, Karnack, Latex, Longview, Marshall, Waskom, Woodlawn, Bel Air, Gainesville, Crossroads, Darco, Walkers Mill, Leigh, Mulberry Springs and other communities in Marion County, Panola County, Rusk County, Gregg County, Upshur County and Harrison County.

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