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White Settlement, Texas Social Security Lawyers

Can’t work because you have a disability? Thankfully, the social security system provides a safety net to many people. If you qualify for social security, you may be entitled to a monthly check and other benefits such as medical care, food stamps, and other assistance from your state. Increase your chances of qualifying by working with an experienced White Settlement social security attorney now. Fill out the form on the website and contact an experienced White Settlement social security disability attorney today. Don’t wait, help is right around the corner.

The importance of winning your SSI or SSDI claim

Statistically, between 65% and 70% of initial applications are denied nationally. However, you can dramatically increase your odds of winning your benefits claim by working with an experienced White Settlement social security lawyer. This is because most SS attorneys have learned what criteria the review board is looking for. If you win your social security claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the federal government. In many cases, you can also qualify for medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants qualify for Medicaid benefits.

How much does it cost to hire a qualified White Settlement Social Security Lawyer?

Contrary to what people think about lawyers, Social Security lawyers tend to be very affordable. The reason why: you do not pay a Social Security lawyer unless he or she wins your claim. That means they only get paid if you get paid. 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 White Settlement Social Security attorney. Fill out the form on the website.

Social Security: Who qualifies for SSI and SSDI

The federal government created Social Security for a number of reasons. One of those reasons was to provide benefits to Americans who cannot work due to an injury. The injury must last at least one year, and prevent you from working. There are two different programs that give rise to disability payments under the Social Security System: SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Both programs provide relief to injured Americans, but they are different from each other.

  1. What is the Standard for Disability in White Settlementeller, 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 White Settlement, Texas is that a factor? - If you are working in White Settlement 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 White Settlement 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 White Settlement Disability Income 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 White Settlement SSDI lawyer to learn if you qualify.

(SSI) Supplemental Security Income - Contact an experienced White Settlement Disability Attorney

The SSI system is designed to provide a minimum threshold of income to those who are disabled, blind, or 65 and older, who do not make much money. Those who qualify receive a monthly check (usually much less than SSDI amounts). You may also receive more money from your state. Unlike SSDI, claims are paid from general tax revenues. Thus, you do not need to have paid into the social security system to qualify for SSI payments. Those who qualify for SSI also may receive Medicaid coverage from the government (Medical Care). Fill out the form to contact an experienced White Settlement SSI lawyer.

The Process, Appeals and Applications - White Settlement Disability Appeals Lawyer

You can start your application for social security online, in person, or by phone. The review process can take more than six months in some cases. In the event that the government denies your social security application, you can appeal your case. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or your attorney can represent you.

Below is a list of some of the types of illnesses and injuries that can qualify for a disability under Social Security:

Affective disorders
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
Hearing Loss
Thyroid gland disorders
Pituitary gland disorders
Benign brain tumors
Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency
Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic heart failure
Parkinsonian syndrome
Cerebral Palsy

Local SSA Office

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

Low Cost Hospitals

Winton Clinic/Medical & Surg
P O Box 150988
Fort Worth, Texas 76108
(817) 246-4986

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

A B A Medical Center
1341 W Nockengbarz 240w
Dallas, Texas 75247
(214) 599-9393

Merkel Medical Clinic, 1508 N 1st Street
Merkel, Texas 79536
(325) 928-3313


Bureau of Prisons
J Street Building 3000
Fort Worth, Texas 76127
(817) 782-4891

HealthSouth City View Rehab. Hospital
6701 Oakmont Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76132

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
6100 Harris Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
(817) 433-5000

Regency Hospital of Fort Worth
6801 Oakmont Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
(817) 840-2500


White Settlement Social Security Lawyers 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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