If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or appealing for a denial of benefits, Underwood Law Office can help. Our Waxahachie Social Security Disability lawyers can handle the entire process while you rest and focus on your health.
We can tell you more during a free initial consultation with a member of our team.
The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits
When people talk about Social Security Disability (SSD), they’re referring to both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). These benefits programs are offered through the Social Security Administration (SSA). A person may be able to qualify for one of the programs if the person can’t work a job due to a medical condition that’s expected to last a year or longer or lead to a loss of life.
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits each month, the individual must be disabled, must have been lawfully employed for at least five out of the last ten years, and must also have been taxed during this employment. Much of the taxes go into the Social Security system from which the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits become available.
If the individual doesn’t qualify for SSDI benefits, the individual could still qualify for Supplemental Security Income benefits each month. The individual must be disabled, have limited income and assets, and not have been able to pay enough into the Social Security system.
We Can Tell You Whether You Qualify
It may be difficult to tell whether you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Your doctor should be able to tell you whether your particular medical condition qualifies you, and our firm can tell you whether your income, work history, and financial needs qualify you. We can also tell you which program you may qualify for.
For a free legal consultation with a social security disability lawyer serving Waxahachie, call (972) 535-6377
Applying for Texas Social Security Disability Benefits
Before you apply for SSD benefits, you should consider speaking with one of our firm’s Social Security Disability lawyers in Waxahachie. The lawyer can help confirm you’re qualified for benefits and then help you apply properly. Alternatively, our lawyer can apply for you.
You or your lawyer can apply with the online application form on the SSA’s website.
We Can Tell You Whether You Can Apply Right Now
You should be able to apply so long as you’re not currently receiving benefits on your Social Security record and so long as you haven’t received a benefits denial in the last 60 days. However, your lawyer can make sure you meet all of the criteria.
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Appealing a Denial of Texas Social Security Disability Benefits
You may have received a denial of your SSD benefits. If so, you may be feeling desperate right now. However, you have the right to appeal the denial, one of our firm’s attorneys can help with your appeal, and the SSA could reverse its decision.
Before you make your appeal, speak with one of our Waxahachie Social Security Disability lawyers. Your lawyer can help to gather additional proof for your appeal, such as the details about your recent employment and pay. Then, your lawyer can file the appeal quickly, which could help to meet the appeals deadline the SSA imposes. This deadline is 60 days from the day a claimant receives a notice of denial.
You or your lawyer can appeal using the SSA’s Internet Appeal service.
We Can Explain Why Your Claim Was Denied
Your notice of denial from the SSA should state the reason your claim was denied, but the reason may be unclear. You deserve to know why your claim was denied. One of our Waxahachie Social Security Disability attorneys can clarify the reason and then refute it in your appeal.
We Can Also Take You Through the Appeals Process
After your appeal is filed, the appeals process starts. It can be straightforward and swift, but if any party involved in the process denies your appeal, the process can become complicated. The process is as follows:
- First, the SSA will reconsider your initial application and any additional evidence you submit. The SSA can choose to upend or uphold its initial decision.
- If the SSA upholds its decision, you can request a hearing online or at a location near you. In the hearing, your application and refutation will be reviewed by an administrative law judge.
- If the judge denies your appeal, you can ask for a review from the Appeals Council.
- If the Appeals Council denies your appeal, you and your attorney can demand a review by the Federal Court and file a lawsuit.
About Your Waxahachie Social Security Disability Lawyer
At our law firm, our Social Security Disability lawyers serve the people of Texas. We’ve been assisting people like you for over 20 years now, and many of our clients struggled with benefits applications and appeals. Today, our clients are satisfied with their case results.
Your personal lawyer will do everything in their power to make sure you’re also satisfied with your results. Your lawyer can confirm your qualification for benefits, collect proof for your claim, file your claim for you, appeal a denied claim on your behalf, and even file a civil lawsuit. You deserve disability benefits, and your lawyer will fight for them.
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Our Waxahachie, TX, Social Security Disability Lawyers Can Help
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Underwood Law Office if you’d like to learn more about how one of our attorneys can help you or a loved one who needs Social Security Disability benefits. We can help with an SSDI or SSI benefits claim or appeal.
Upon contacting us, we’ll offer you a free consultation with a member of our team. You have nothing to lose by contacting us, so reach out to Underwood Law Office today.