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Why wait? Palestine Texas Social Security lawyers can help now

Are you unable to work because of a disability? Social security disability benefits were designed to help those who are unable to work because of a disability. If you qualify, you could receive payments from the federal government. Increase your chances of succeeding by contacting an experienced Palestine, Texas social security attorney . Fill out the form on the website and contact an experienced Palestine social security disability attorney today. Don’t wait, help is right around the corner.

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

Roughly 65 – 75% of applicants are initially denied for social security benefits. Increase your chances of winning your Social Security claim by contacting an experienced Palestine Social Security lawyer. Your attorney should have the necessary experience to understand how to make out your best case. This may include working with your doctors, or having you seek a new cost-effective examination that can help make out your case. The advantages of working with an experienced professional should not be ignored in light of the consequences of losing a social security claim. Winning your claim can mean the difference between a qualify life and one that is fraught with difficulty. If you suffer from a disability, you deserve to receive the benefits afforded by the social security administration. The system was built to protect those who cannot work because they suffer form a disability. Those who qualify may receive monthly checks, and medical coverage through Medicaid or Medicare, food stamps, and additional services provided by the state.

How can I afford a Social Security lawyer when I can’t work?

Contrary to what people think about lawyers, Social Security lawyers tend to be very affordable. Why? Social Security attorneys only get paid if you get paid. This fee structure is called a “contingency” fee. 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. Don’t wait to contact an experienced Palestine Social Security lawyer. Fill out the form on the webpage.

Learning about SSDI and SSI: Your federal programs

Two separate social security programs provide disability payments to injured people: SSI and SSDI (Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance). To earn disability payments under either one, you must suffer from an injury that (1) prevents you from working for a year or more, or (2) will result in death. Short-term injuries are not covered by the social security system.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in Palestine, 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 Palestine, Texas is that a factor? - If you are working in Palestine 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 Palestine 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 Palestine Disability Income Attorney Now

Claimants can qualify for SSDI if they are disabled and have previously paid into the social security system through their taxes. So, you must have worked and paid social security taxes to qualify. The government also requires you to have worked a percentage of the previous years, contingent on your age. Some SSDI claimants also qualify for Medicare if they are disabled under the SSDI program for 2 years. Learn more by contacting an experienced SSDI attorney.

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

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI for short, is available for people who suffer from a disability regardless of work history. SSI is paid from general revenues, unlike the SSDI system. SSI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicaid and Food Stamps. They may also be eligible for additional income from the state. Contact your Palestine SSI lawyer to learn more.

How do I apply, what can I expect? - Palestine Disability Appeals Lawyer

To apply for social security, you can start online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The government can take upward of six months to review your case. Once you get your results, you will either receive a notice of payments, or you will be denied. In which case, you can appeal the decision in person or have your attorney appear on your behalf.

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

Herniated Disc
Severe fractures of larger bones
Anterior poliomyelitis
Multiple Sclerosis
Loss of visual efficiency
Peripheral neuropathies
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
Muscular dystrophy
Severe arthritis
Liver transplantation
Loss of Visual Acuity
Traumatic Brain Injury
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Organic Mental Disorders

Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
215 Medical Drive
Palestine, Texas 75801
(866) 495-0089

Low Cost Hospitals

The WHC Clinics
919 S. Magnolia
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 882-4334

Palastine Regional Medical Center
100 W Brazos Street
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 729-5575

East Txas Diagnstc Clinic P A
P O Box 4550
Palestine, Texas 75802
(903) 723-8800

8 To 8 Medical Clinic
315 S Cockrell Hill Road
Duncanville, Texas 75116
(972) 296-1496


Palestine Principal Healthcare Limited Partnership
2900 South Loop 256
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 731-1000

East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville
501 South Ragsdale Street
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
(903) 541-5000

Mother Frances Hospital
2026 South Jackson
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
(903) 541-4500

Rusk State Hospital
805 N Dickinson
Rusk, Texas 75785
(903) 683-3421


Palestine social security lawyers serve clients throughout East Texas including Bois d'Arc, Bradford, Broom City, Cayuga, Montalba, Neches, Pert, Slocum, Tennessee Colony, Wild Cat Bluff, Elkhart, Frankston,  and other communities including Henderson County, Cherokee County, Houston County, Leon County, and Freestone County.

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