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Need Social Security Benefits? North Richland Hills, Texas Social Security lawyers can help

Do you have a disability? Does that disability keep you from seeking gainful employment? The social security disability system was designed to help those who are unable to work because of a disability. Qualifying is not always easy. That is why it is important to work with an experienced North Richland Hills social security attorney when you apply or appeal a case. Give yourself the best chance of qualifying for social security disability benefits by working with an experienced North Richland Hills social security attorney today. Fill out the form on this website today.

Your SSI or SSDI application: it makes a big difference

More than half of the initial applicants are rejected for social security every year. If you have a disability, you will want to make sure you do the best job presenting the nature of your injury to the review board. Most often, the best way to do this is to work with an experienced North Richland Hills social security lawyer. Arm yourself with a professional who understands the best tactics for winning your social security claim. Those who face real disabilities potentially face hunger and homelessness. Winning your claim can provide a necessary safety net to our most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover those critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid.

Lawyers cost too much, how would I afford to pay a social security lawyer?

You may be surprised to learn that a social security lawyer is quite affordable, even if you have no source of income. 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. 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. By filling out the questionnaire on this site, an experienced North Richland Hills Social Security attorney will contact you.

Eligibility for either SSDI or SSI

Understanding how the Social Security disability program works is important. There are two separate programs that provide disability benefits to those who cannot work for a year or more due to a disability: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). Both programs require that you suffer from a disability to qualify, but each program has other separate requirements for eligibility.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in North Richland Hills, 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 North Richland Hills, Texas is that a factor? - If you are working in North Richland Hills 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 North Richland Hills 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.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) – Work with a Knowledgeable North Richland Hills Disability Insurance Attorney Today

SSDI is a federal insurance program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the social security system.  To qualify, you must be disabled and have a work history of paying social security taxes. Thus, not everyone can qualify. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an SSDI attorney to learn if you may qualify.

SSI: a welfare-based program - Contact an experienced North Richland Hills Disability Attorney

SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. To qualify, claimants must make less than a minimum threshold of income (a very small amount). Those who qualify may also be eligible for food stamps, and Medicaid. Learn more now and contact an experienced North Richland Hills SSI attorney.

Proving your disability: the process of applying and appealing your decision - North Richland Hills Disability Appeal Attorney

You can begin the application process online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, maybe longer. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits.

The list below contains a few examples of the types of illnesses and injuries that have qualified previous applicants for a disability:


Lung Infections
Congenital Heart Disease
Loss of speech
Loss of Visual Acuity
Liver transplantation
Ischemic Heart Disease
Chronic Anemia
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Chronic liver disease
Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
Soft tissue sarcoma
Liver disease
Systemic sclerosis


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
RM 1-A-07 Federal Building, 819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospital

Northside Community Health Center
2106 N Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
(817) 625-4254



Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth
1212 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 289-3219
Tarrant County Hospital District
1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 921-3431
North Hills Hospital
4401 Booth Calloway Road
North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
(817) 255-1000
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 250-2000
Cook Children's Medical Center
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(682) 885-4000
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
900 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
(817) 336-2100




North Richland Hills social security attorneys serve clients throughout Central Texas, including Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Colleyville, Cookes Meadow, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Duncanville, Edgecliff Village, Espanita, Euless, Everman, Forest Hill, Ft. Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Ryanwood, Saginaw, Sandybrook, Sansom Park, Southlake, Sowers, Watauga, Westlake, Westover Hills, White Settlement, areas in the vicinity of Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, and other communities in Tarrant County.

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