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Need Social Security Benefits? Midlothian, Texas Social Security lawyers can help
Disabled? Need help? You may be eligible for social security payments. Understanding the nuances of the social security system can be a bit overwhelming. Some people qualify upon completing an initial application while others take a longer appeal process. Learn more about the social security disability system today. Midlothian social security attorneys can walk you through the application and appeal process. Start now by filling out the form on the website.
Why seek help applying for SSI or SSDI benefits?
Roughly 65 – 75% of applicants are initially denied for social security benefits. An experienced Midlothian social security lawyer can walk you through the application process. If you have been denied, he or she can walk you through the appeal process. Your lawyer should have ample experienced understanding what the social security administration is looking for when they review your application. In addition, your attorney can best highlight your condition so that the true nature of your disability is best understood. 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.
Aren’t lawyers expensive to hire? How can I hire a qualified Midlothian social security lawyer?
Social Security lawyers are not as expensive as you may think. Almost always, Social Security lawyers work on a “contingency” basis: meaning that they only get paid if you win your claim. That means, in most cases, you have nothing to lose by working with a social security attorney. The government limits how much a social security attorney can charge you. They are limited to charging the lesser of: 25% of the back pay awarded to you, or a maximum of $6,000. So, an attorney cannot make more than $6,000 on your case, nor can he or she make more than 25% of the back pay owed to you. Thus, if you are awarded $20,000 in back pay, generally the max you can be charged is $6,000. Contacting you Midlothian Social Security lawyer is as easy as filling out the questionnaire on the website.
Learning about the SSI and SSDI programs
Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must preclude you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. Both SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.
What is the Standard for Disability in Midlothian, Texas? - To receive disability benefits for Social Security Disability you must meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability.
- 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.
- If you are working in or around Midlothian, Texas is that a factor? - If you are working in Midlothian 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;
- 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;
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;
If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
- 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:
- If your condition does not meet or equal one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments, then you must ask:
- 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 Midlothian 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 - Contact an experienced Midlothian Disability Insurance Attorney Now
SSDI is a benefit program that pays disabled people on a monthly basis who (1) have worked in the past, and (2) paid social security taxes. Each person must work a certain percentage of the previous years (depending on your age) to qualify. Thus, not everyone who is disabled can qualify. SSDI claimants who receive payments for 2 years qualify for Medicare to pay medical costs. Contact you Midlothian SSDI lawyer to learn if you qualify.
(SSI) Supplemental Security Income - Contact an experienced Midlothian Disability Attorney
SSI is truly a last line of defense for those who are disabled and have no money. SSI is welfare-based, which means that it is paid out regardless of your work history (unlike SSDI). SSI recipients receive monthly checks, and may also qualify for aid from the state, food stamps, and Medicaid. Don’t wait. Contact an experienced Midlothian SSI lawyer today.
Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - Midlothian Disability Appeal Attorney
You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for social security. You will be prompted to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.
Below is a list of some of the types of illnesses and injuries that can qualify for a disability under Social Security:
Weight loss due to any digestive disorder
Loss of visual efficiency
Loss of Visual Acuity
Loss of speech
Subacute combined degeneration
Impairment of Renal function
Thyroid gland disorders
Parathyroid gland disorders
Adrenal gland disorders
Disturbance of labyrinthine-vestibular function
Local SSA Office
Social Security Office
Low Cost Hospitals
Ellis Cnty Bone & Joint Clinic
Regional Orthpd & Spt Medicine
Hickory Trail Hospital
Vibra Specialty Hospital of Dallas, LLC
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Select Specialty Hospital
Midlothian Social Security Lawyers serve clients throughout Northwestern Texas, including Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Ennis, Ferris, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Midlothian, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Lancaster and other communities in Ellis County.