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Big Spring Texas Social Security Lawyers are Ready to Help

Has a disability made it hard to support yourself or your family? You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Big Spring Social Security lawyers can guide you through the Social Security application and appeal process. If you qualify, you may be entitled to benefits such as a monthly check and additional help from the federal government. Help is around the corner. Contact an experienced Big Spring social security lawyer today by filling out the questionnaire provided on this webpage. This will start the process to get you the Social Security disability benefits you need to survive.

The SSI and SSDI System: A Safety Net for Those in Need

If you have already applied for Social Security benefits and your claim was denied, you are among the majority. Roughly 65% - 75% of Social Security applications are not approved annually. You do not have to be among the number of people who fail to qualify for benefits. If you are disabled, you can increase the chances of qualifying for Social Security benefits by contacting an experienced Big Spring Social Security attorney. Your Social Security lawyer can help you make a winning case for SSI or SSDI benefits. You do not have to go through this process alone. Successful claimants receive critical monthly payments from the federal government. SSI recipients can receive a monthly payment, food stamps, and potentially Medicaid to cover health care costs. SSDI recipients receive monthly payments based on the amount they paid into the system, among other factors. Also, SSDI recipients sometimes qualify for Medicare.

What Does the Typical Big Spring Social Security Attorney Charge?

Since the people who need a Social Security attorney usually do not have a source of income, Social Security lawyers charge fees that make their services affordable. Generally, you do not pay a Social Security lawyer unless he or she is able to win your claim and get you benefits. This means they only get paid if you get paid. A Social Security attorney is legally not allowed to charge more than 25% of the back pay/past due benefits awarded to you, up to a maximum of $6,000. Moreover, you are protected because the government must approve the attorney’s fee before you are required to pay your lawyer for his services. After filling out the questionnaire on this website, an experienced Big Spring Social Security attorney will call or email you to discuss the specifics of your case.

Understanding the SSI and SSDI Programs

SSI (Social Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) are two separate programs under the umbrella term “Social Security” that pay a benefit to claimants who are disabled. A qualifying disability for Social Security benefits usually must either prevent you from working for a year or more or result in death. While both the SSI and SSDI programs are federal disability programs, they are quite different from each other.

1.    How is disability defined in Big Spring, Texas? - In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must meet the Social Security Administration's
        standard for disability.
        a.    The term disability is defined as being unable to engage in “substantial gainful activity” [SGA] due to a of a physical or mental impairment which has lasted
                - or is expected to last - for a minimum of 12 months, or is expected to result in death.
2.    Is working in Big Spring, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Big Spring and the work meets the definition of
       substantial gainful activity, you are considered able to work and, therefore, you are not disabled and would not qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
       In 2012, if you earn more than $1010 per month (after taxes), you are probably not eligible for Social Security, unless there special circumstances exist.
3.    Do You Have a Severe Impairment? - In order to be considered severely impaired, you must have a medical problem that significantly limits your physical or
       mental ability to perform basic work activities. The impairment must be expected to last for 12 months or result in death.
4.    Does Your Medical Condition Match One of SSA’s Listed Impairments? - The Social Security Administration (SSA) has promulgated a list of medical conditions
        ["Listing of Impairments."] of such great severity that the SSA considers people who with the conditions disabled;
        1.    If your condition is not included in the SSA's Listing of Impairments, you have to ask yourself the following question in regard to obtaining Social Security
               Disability Benefits:
               1.  Am I able to do the same type of work I was able to do before the onset of the disability? - If the SSA determines that you are able to continue doing the same
                    work as you did before your medical condition you may have difficulty proving eligibility. The measure of how capable you are at doing your job after the
                   onset of your disability as opposed to before the onset of the disability is called the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). In determining your eligibility for
                   benefits, the SSA compares your current 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." If you are not able to perform any of your past jobs,
                   then ask yourself:
5.    Despite Your Medical Condition, Can You Do Other Work? - If you are unable to perform work similar to what you have done in the past, then the SSA will
       determine whether you are able to perform other types of work rather than collect benefits.

Can Children in Big Spring 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 Insurance (SSDI) – Talk to an Experienced Big Spring Disability Income Lawyer Today

You must establish a work history of paying into social security as well as a qualifying disability to qualify for SSDI monthly payments. So, not everyone qualifies for the SSDI program. If you receive disability payments under SSDI you may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Contact an experienced Big Spring SSDI attorney to learn whether your situation qualifies you for some Social Security benefit.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Experienced Big Spring Disability Lawyers Help

SSI, unlike SSDI, is a welfare-based program that pays a benefit to those with disabilities, regardless of their work history. In order to qualify for SSI, 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 Big Spring SSI lawyer.

Proving a Disability: The Process of Applying for Social Security and Appealing a Review Board Decision– Big Spring Social Security Disability Appeal Lawyers

Applicants can begin the process in a number of different ways: online, over the phone, and in person by visiting a local Social Security office. Expect to wait between four and six months for a determination of eligibility. If you have been denied Social Security, you can appeal your case. At appeal, you will have to prove that your condition qualifies as a disability. If you do not feel comfortable appearing on your own behalf, an attorney may present your case for you.

The following are a few examples of the types of injuries and illnesses that have previously qualified as a disability for Social Security:


Loss of Visual Acuity
Pituitary gland disorders
Cystic Fibrosis
Soft Tissue tumors of the head and neck
Immune deficiency disorders
Short bowel syndrome
Adrenal gland disorders
Chronic Anemia
Kidney cancer
Liver disease
Gastyrointestinal hemorrhaging
Common Blood Disorders


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
2006 East FM 700
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(888) 748-2018


Low Cost Hospital

Howard County Community Health Center
1300 S Gregg Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(888) 389-4666


Pharmacies in and near Big Spring, TX

Leonards Prescription Pharmacy
308 Scurry Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 263-1703

Professional Pharmacy
1000 S Main Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 267-2546

Medicine Center Pharmacy
1009 S Gregg Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 263-7316
Leonard's Clinic Pharmacy
1501 W 11th Plaza
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 267-1611

Walmart Pharmacy
201 W Marcy Drive
Big Spring, Texas 79720
(432) 267-1585

Graham Pharmacy
1601 W Wall Street
Midland, Texas 79701
(432) 684-5756


Big Spring Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 57 62 69 79 87 92 95 94 87 78 67 57
Avg. Low (F) 31 35 42 50 60 68 71 71 63 53 41 32
Avg. Precipitation (in) 0.71 0.93 1.02 1.36 2.41 2.69 1.64 2.55 2.65 1.88 1.09 0.60




Big Spring social security attorneys serve clients throughout Northern Texas, including Big Spring, Coahoma, Elbow, Luther, Sand Springs, Ziler, Midway, Fairview, Morita, Lees, Ross City, Stanton, Vealmoor, Vincent and other communities including Borden County, Glasscock County, Martin County and Howard County.

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