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Mineral Wells Texas Social Security Attorneys are Ready to Help

Do you suffer from a disability that prevents you from being able to support yourself? Social Security disability income (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI),were created for individuals who are not able to work due to a disability. The federal SSDI and SSI system is complicated and not easy to understand. Whether you are a first time applicant or you have been previously rejected for SSI and/or SSDI, an experienced Mineral Wells Social Security Attorney can help you. Mineral Wells Social Security attorneys can guide you through the often-complicated application and appeal process. Start today by filling out the form in this page.

Your SSI or SSDI Application: Get it Right the First Time

A significant majority of initial applicants are denied Social Security benefits: generally, between 65% and 70% of first time applications do not make the cut. The success of your Social Security claim often hinges on whether you effectively laid out the best argument for your disability to the review board. Mineral Wells social security attorneys have experience and knowledge on how to present your case most effectively. By working with a attorney, you do not have to second-guess whether you are characterizing your disability in the most effective way possible. 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.

How Can I Afford to Pay a Qualified Mineral Wells, Texas Social Security Attorney?

Despite what they may think, most people can afford a social security attorney, even those without jobs. Generally, you do not pay a Social Security Attorney unless he or she is able to win your claim and get you benefits. This means they only get paid if you get paid. Fortunately, the US government realized the difficulties a disabled person may have in acquiring and paying an attorney. To that end, the Social Security regulations place restrictions on how much attorney can charge a claimant for representation in a Social Security matter. Specifically, the attorney cannot charge you more than 25% of the past due benefits that are awarded to you, however, that figure cannot exceed $6,000 total. So, claimants will never have to pay more than $6,000 on successful Social Security claims. Don’t wait.  To contact an experienced Mineral Wells Social Security attorney today and start the ball rolling on your Social Security claim all you have to do is fill out the form in this webpage.

Learn About SSDI and SSI: Your Federal Social Security Programs

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 Mineral Wells, 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 Mineral Wells, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells 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 Mineral Wells, Texas Disability Insurance Attorney Now

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 Mineral Wells SSDI attorney to learn whether your situation qualifies you for some Social Security benefit.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Experienced Mineral Wells, Texas Disability Attorneys Help

SSI is paid out like welfare, meaning you must earn less than a certain amount of money to qualify. In addition, you need to be disabled and unable to work in order to qualify for SSI. SSI pays out a smaller amount of money than SSDI. Unlike SSDI, however, you are not required to have paid into the Social Security system to qualify for SSI payments. In addition, SSI recipients qualify for medical care through Medicaid. To contact an experienced Mineral Wells SSI attorney, fill out the questionnaire in this site.

From Application to Appeal: The Social Security Process - Mineral Wells, Texas Social Security Disability Appeals Law Firms

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.  In the event that the government denies your social security application, you have the right to appeal the decision. At the appeal, you can represent yourself or you can hire an Mineral Wells Social Security attorney can represent you.

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


Liver Damage
Lung Infections
Mental Retardation
Peripheral arterial disease 
Chronic thrombocytopenia
Chronic granulocytopenia
Soft tissue sarcoma
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
Inflammatory bowel disease
Thyroid gland disorders
Impairment of Renal function
Common Blood Disorders


Local SSA Office

Social Security Office
RM 1-A-07 Federal Building
819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(800) 772-1213


Low Cost Hospitals

Palo Pinto General Hospital
400 Southwest 25th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-7891
Wic Clinic-Outreach Health Services
208 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-0044


Pharmacies in and near Mineral Wells, TX

201 Fm 1821
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-6084
Best Value Waddy Pharmacy
106 SW 6th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-0734
Diamond Pharmacy no 1
100 SE 17th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-2541
Bohannon Cathy
100 SE 17th Avenue
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
(940) 325-2541


Mineral Wells, Texas Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 58 62 69 78 84 91 96 96 88 78 67 58
Avg. Low (F) 32 37 45 52 61 67 71 70 63 53 43 33
Avg. Precipitation (in) 1.45 2.23 3.19 2.38 3.95 4.16 1.99 2.24 2.82 3.73 2.16 1.84


Mineral Wells Social Security Disability Attorneys serve clients throughout North central Texas including Brazos, Gordon, Graford, Mineral Wells, Mingus, Oran, Palo Pinto, Santo, Strawn, Adell, Agnes, Aledo, Annetta, and other communities in Jack County, Parker County, Hood County, Erath County, Eastland County, Stephens County, and Young County.

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