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Find a Skilled Highland Village, Texas Social Security Attorney

Considering applying for Social Security because of a disability? Social Security may provide the help you are seeking. The US Social Security system is not always easy to navigate. Fortunately, there are experienced Highland Village 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 Highland Village Social Security disability lawyer is likely to increase your chances of success. Highland Village Social Security lawyers help the most vulnerable citizens qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

The Difference between Winning and Losing your SSI or SSDI Claim

It is not always easy to qualify for Social Security benefits. Roughly 65% of initial applications are denied benefits. A skilled Highland Village Social Security attorney can increase the odds your claim is successful. Your lawyer should know how to effectively advocate for your interests. Your lawyer can also represent you on appeal in the event your initial claim application is denied. An experienced Highland Village Social Security attorney will review your file, and help you make any additions and corrections necessary to highlight your disability and the need for Social Security benefits. The difference between winning your social security claim and losing your social security claim are often dramatic. For example, without an alternative source of income, and without the ability to work (due to disability), many people face homelessness and hunger. The relief provided by the monthly payments from SSI and SSDI claims provide a necessary security blanket. In some cases, claimants may be entitled to medical care through the Medicaid or Medicare systems.

Highland Village Social Security Attorneys: What do They Charge?

While attorneys can sometimes be expensive to hire, an Highland Village Social Security attorney is affordable, even for someone who unemployed due to a disability. Why? Social Security lawyers only get paid if you get paid. This fee structure is called a “contingency” fee. The Social Security system oversees the amount a lawyer can charge for representing a client in a Social Security matter. Legal fees for Social Security cases are capped at 25% of the back pay awarded to you, up to a maximum of $6,000. All you have to do to contact an Highland Village Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire on this webpage.

Do I qualify for SSI and/or SSDI?

Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must prevent you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. The SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.

1.    How is disability defined in Highland Village, 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 Highland Village, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Highland Village 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 Highland Village 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 Highland Village Disability Insurance Lawyer Now

To receive payments under the SSDI program, you must have worked some percentage of the previous years – the exact amount depends on your age. In other words, only those with a work history can qualify. SSDI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicare coverage. Contact an experienced Highland Village Social Security SSDI attorney to learn more.

Supplemental Security Income: A Welfare-based Program

Supplemental Security Income, called SSI for short, is available to people who suffer from a disability regardless of work history. SSI pays less in benefits than SSDI but unlike SSDI, you don’t need to have a work history in order to qualify. SSI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicaid and Food Stamps and other state welfare programs. Contact an experienced Highland Village Social Security SSI attorney today to learn more.

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

To apply for Social Security, you can start an application online, in person, or by calling the social security administration directly. The process can take upward of six months to review your case. You can have your case reviewed by an appeal panel if you are initially denied social security benefits. Having an attorney to represent you in the appeal is very preferable. Contact an Highland Village Social Security attorney today to discuss 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:


Organic Mental Disorders
Major Reconstructive Surgery of a Weight bearing joint
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Chronic venous insufficiency
Coagulation defects
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Peripheral neuropathies
Loss of speech
Adrenal gland disorders


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
2201 Colorado Boulevard
Denton, Texas 76205
(888) 717-1530


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
HSNT Service Center
4308 Mesa Drive
Denton, Texas 76207
(940) 381-1501

HSNT Social Service Center and Administrative Office
4210 Mesa Drive
Denton, Texas 76207
(940) 381-1501


Pharmacies in and near Highland Village, TX

2360 Justin Road Northeast Corner Morris & Fm 407
Highland Village, Texas 75077
(972) 966-0526

Community Care Pharmacy
1301 Fm 407 Justin Road, Suite 212
Lewisville, Texas 75077
(972) 317-5599
Walmart Pharmacy
1515 Justin Road
Lewisville, Texas 75077
(972) 966-6518

CVS Pharmacy
1496 Justin Road
Lewisville, Texas 75077
(972) 317-2392


Highland Village Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 56 60 68 76 83 91 95 96 88 78 66 57
Avg. Low (F) 33 36 44 52 63 70 74 73 66 55 44 35
Avg. Precipitation (in) 2.06 2.92 3.23 3.25 5.11 3.59 2.39 2.14 3.09 4.96 2.90 2.56




Highland Village social security attorneys serve clients throughout Central Texas, including Argyle, Allen, Aubrey, Bartonville, Bolivar, Carrollton, Celina, Colleyville, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Corral City, Cross Roads, Decatur, Denton, Dish, Double Oak, Era, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grapevine, Hackberry, Haslet, Hebron, Hickory Creek, Highland Village, Justin, Keller, Krugerville, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, McKinney, New Fairview, Northlake, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Plano, Ponder, Prosper, Roanoke, Rosston, Sanger, Shady Shores, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, Valley View and other communities in Denton County.

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