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Social Security Benefits Questions? Gainesville, Texas Social Security Attorneys Have Answers

Has a disability prevented you from working? Social Security may provide the help you are seeking. The US Social Security system is not always easy to navigate. Fortunately, there are experienced Gainesville Social Security lawyers who understand the intricacies of the system. Whether you have previously applied for benefits and were rejected, or if this is your first time applying for Social Security, the assistance of a knowledgeable Gainesville Social Security disability lawyer is likely to increase your chances of success. After you have filled out the form on this site, an experienced Gainesville Social Security lawyer will contact you to discuss your disability and the likelihood that you will be able to obtain Social Security benefits. By speaking with the attorney, you are under no obligation whatsoever and the initial consultation is free.

The Sustaining Power of the SSI and SSDI Systems

Almost three quarters (75%) of initial applicants are denied Social Security benefits. Increase the chance your Social Security claim will be successful by contacting an experienced Gainesville Social Security attorney. Your Social Security lawyer should have the necessary experience to know how to argue your case effectively. This may include working with your doctors, or other methods that can help you make out your case to the Social Security review board. For many disabled Americans, an unsuccessful Social Security application has devastating consequences. A disabled person without an alternative source of income may face homelessness and other hardships. The SSI and SSDI systems provide monthly payments from the US government to disabled citizens. These payments can cover the cost of living, and in some cases the SSI and SSDI systems may also make medical coverage available.

How can I afford an Gainesville Social Security Attorney When I Have No Income?

You may be surprised to learn that hiring a Social Security attorney is quite affordable, even without a source of income. Social security attorneys are generally paid according to a strict fee schedule on a contingency basis. This means they can only be paid if they prevail in your claim. That makes sense because claimants often are not able to afford an attorney with the money they have. Statutorily, Social Security attorneys can only make the following: the lesser amount of (1) 25% of back pay awarded to you by the Social Security Administration, or (2) $6,000 total. The Social Security Administration will approve the amount of the attorney fees at the time you are awarded your benefits. After filling out the questionnaire on this webpage, an experienced Gainesville Social Security attorney will call or email you to discuss the specifics of your case.

Do I qualify for SSI and/or SSDI?

Two separate programs provide disability benefits in the social security system: SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). In order to qualify for Social Security disability payments, you must have an injury that prevents you from working for one year or more or an injury that will result in death. Both programs are quite different in requirements and administration but they both pay a benefit on a monthly basis.

1.    How is disability defined in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Gainesville 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 Gainesville 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) – Contact a Knowledgeable Gainesville Disability Insurance Lawyer Now

SSDI is a federal benefit program that pays disability benefits to people who have paid into the Social Security system.  In order to qualify, you must have a qualifying disability as well as a work history of paying Social Security taxes. Thus, not everyone qualifies for SSDI. Those who do qualify may also be eligible for Medicare coverage, depending on the duration of your disability. Contact an experienced Gainesville Social Security SSDI attorney to learn if you qualify.

Work with an experienced Gainesville Disability Lawyer to Obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The SSI system provides monthly payments, of a minimum amount, to disabled Americans. These benefits are paid regardless of whether the disabled person had previously paid into the Social Security system. Although the benefit payments are generally lower under SSI than SSDI, the funds help those who critically need it. Successful SSI claimants may also qualify for Medicaid. Fill out the form on this website to contact an experienced Gainesville SSI attorney and begin the process to get the benefits you need to live.

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

You can apply online, in person, or over the phone for Social Security. You will be asked to fill out a series of questions that require you to substantiate your disability. Be ready to wait anywhere from three to six months for a decision on your application. If you are denied benefits, you can appeal your case. Call an Gainesville Social Security lawyer today to discuss the merits of your appeal.

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


Peripheral arterial disease
Systemic sclerosis
Parathyroid gland disorders
Impairment of Renal function
Disability from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Chronic granulocytopenia
Immune deficiency disorders
Liver transplantation
Loss of visual efficiency
Psychiatric Disorders
Sjogren’s syndrome
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
Peripheral neuropathies
Inflammatory bowel disease


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
600 East Peyton
Sherman, Texas 75090
(877) 405-3521


Low Cost Hospitals

HSNT Medical Center
4310 Mesa Drive
Denton, Texas 76207
(940) 387-5788
The Nelson Center
4601 N Interstate 35
Denton, Texas 76207
(940) 381-1501
Wise County Community Health Center
2000 South F M 51 Suite D
Decatur, Texas 76234
(817) 378-0855


Pharmacies in and near Gainesville, TX

Plaza Pharmacy
411 N Grand Avenue
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 665-8401

Kiowa Pharmacy
1201 Olive Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 668-7384
Hometown Pharmacy
1201 Olive Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 668-7384

Americare Pharmacy Inc.
217 N Weaver Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
(940) 668-6868


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Gainesville social security attorneys  serve clients throughout Northern Central Texas including, Callisburg, Gainesville, Lindsay, Oak Ridge, Bulcher, Burns City, Dexter, Era, Hood, Lake Kiowa, Marysville, Rosston, Pioneer Valley, Prairie Point, Sivells Bend, Balm, Lois, Sturgeon, Denton, Sherman, Corinth, Denison, Highland Village, Lewisville and other communities including Grayson County, Montague County and Cooke County.

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