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Seeking an Experienced Marshall, TX Social Security Attorney

Does a disability make it difficult to find or keep a job? Fortunately, the US Social Security program provides a safety net for many Americans. If you have a disability and qualify for Social Security benefits, you may be entitled to a monthly check and other benefits such as medical care, food stamps, and other assistance from your state government. Increase your chances of qualifying for Social Security and other social benefit programs by working with an experienced Marshall social security lawyer as soon as possible. Give yourself the best chance of qualifying for Social Security disability benefits by working with an experienced Marshall social security attorney today. Fill out the form in this site today.

How Important is it to Win your SSI or SSDI Claim

Of the thousands of Social Security applications processed each year, the vast majority of applicants are denied benefits: generally, between 65% and 70%. Working with an experienced Marshall social security lawyer can increase the chance your Social Security claim will be successful because you will be working with someone who understands the criteria that the Social Security review board is looking for and knows how to apply it to your individual circumstances. Working with an experienced Marshall social security lawyer can increase the chance your Social Security claim will be successful because you will be working with someone who understands the criteria that the Social Security review board is looking for and knows how to apply it to your individual circumstances. The consequences of losing your social security claim can have far-reaching impacts for you and your loved ones. Those who qualify will receive monthly payments to help defray the cost of living. In many cases, may also be able to get Medicare or Medicaid. These benefit payments and other potential benefits can often mean the difference between survival and homelessness for people afflicted with serious disabilities.

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

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. The US government limits how much a Social Security lawyer 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. Thus, if you are awarded $50,000 in back pay, the maximum your attorney can charge is $6,000, even though 25% of $50,000 is $12,500. Don’t wait.  To contact an experienced Marshall Social Security lawyer today and start the ball rolling on your Social Security claim all you have to do is fill out the form in this web page.

How the US Social Security System Works: SSDI and SSI

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 Marshall, 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 Marshall, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Marshall 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 Marshall 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 - Contact a Skilled Marshall, Texas Disability Insurance Lawyer As Soon As Possible

SSDI is a benefit program based on prior work history. For example, you must have worked a certain number of the past years (depending on your age) and paid into the social security system to receive disability payments. Some SSDI beneficiaries also qualify for Medicaid.

The Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program –Marshall, TX Disability Lawyers Are Here to Help


The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is welfare based – this means that you do not have to have a work history in order to qualify for SSI benefits. Successful SSI claimants will receive a monthly benefit check from the government to help with life’s necessities. In order to qualify for SSI benefits, you must be disabled and make very little or no money. If you qualify for SSI, you may also qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To learn whether you qualify for SSI, contact an experienced Marshall Social Security attorney. All you have to do is fill out the form in this page.

The Social Security Process from Application to Appeal - Marshall SSI and SSDI Disability Appeals Attorney

You can start your application for Social Security benefits online today. You can also apply in person, or start the process over the phone by calling a local Social Security branch office. The initial review of eligibility can take upwards of four to six months. 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 Marshall Social Security attorney today to discuss your appeal.

Below is a list of some of the illnesses and injuries that have qualified for a disability under Social Security:

Organic Mental Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Lung Transplant
Ischemic Heart Disease
Chronic venous insufficiency
Sickle cell disease
Coagulation defects
Chronic granulocytopenia
Cancer of the Pancreas
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Inflammatory arthritis
Parkinsonian syndrome
Peripheral neuropathies
Gastyrointestinal hemorrhaging


Local SSA Office in Marshall, TX

Social Security Office
1509 Sedberry Street
Marshall, Texas 75670
(800) 467-5313


Low Cost Hospitals in and near Marshall, Texas

East Texas Border Health Dental Clinic
401 N Grove Street Suite A
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 935-6677


Pharmacies in and near Marshall, TX

Walgreens Store Marshall
309 North East End Boulevard
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 923-0605
300 North East End Boulevard
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 938-7711
Medicine Chest Pharmacy
304 University Avenue
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 935-7821
CVS pharmacy
400 North East End Boulevard
Marshall, Texas 75670
(903) 935-6661

Marshall Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 56 60 67 75 82 89 92 93 87 77 66 57
Avg. Low (F) 35 39 46 53 63 70 73 72 65 54 46 37
Avg. Precipitation (in) 3.72 4.48 4.49 3.64 4.85 5.18 3.49 2.61 3.32 4.93 4.58 5.04


Marshall social security lawyers serve clients throughout Northeastern Texas including, Gill, Hallsville, Karnack, Latex, Longview, Marshall, Waskom, Woodlawn, Bel Air, Gainesville, Crossroads, Darco, Walkers Mill, Leigh, Mulberry Springs and other communities in Marion County, Panola County, Rusk County, Gregg County, Upshur County and Harrison County.

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