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Social Security Benefits Questions? New Braunfels, Texas Social Security Attorneys Have Answers

Are you unable to work due to a disability? Social Security disability benefits were put in place to help individuals unable to work due to a disability. If you qualify for Social Security, you may be eligible to receive payments from the federal government. The chance that your claim for Social Security benefits will succeed may improve if you contact an experienced New Braunfels, Texas social security lawyer. Help is around the corner. Contact an experienced New Braunfels social security lawyer today by filling out the questionnaire on the site. This will start the process to get you the Social Security disability benefits you need to survive.

Supplemental Security Income(SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): Your Safety Net

Roughly 65 – 75% of first-time applicants are denied Social Security benefits. 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 New Braunfels 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. If you win your Social Security claim, you will be entitled to a monthly benefit payment from the US government. In many cases, you can also qualify for state and/or federal assistance with medical care. For example, SSDI claimants can apply for and potentially qualify for Medicare benefits, while SSI claimants may qualify for Medicaid benefits.

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

While attorneys can sometimes be expensive to hire, a New Braunfels Social Security attorney is affordable, even for someone who unemployed due to a disability. When you hire a Social Security lawyer, you agree only to pay them attorney fees if you win your claim. In other words, you only pay your lawyer if the Social Security Administration pays you. 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 lawyer 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. All you have to do to contact a New Braunfels Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire on the website.

Understanding the SSI and SSDI Programs

The Social Security system provides monthly disability benefit payments to those who qualify. In order to qualify for either the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) programs, you must meet certain criteria. Generally, to qualify for either SSI or SSDI, you must suffer from an injury that prevents you from working for a year or more (or one that results in death). Both the SSI and SSDI systems are explained below.

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

SSDI pays disability payments to disabled Americans with a qualifying work history. Not everyone is eligible to claim SSDI benefits. To qualify for SSDI, you will have to show, in addition to proving your disability, that you have worked a certain percentage of your previous years (the amount you need to have worked depends on your age). Medicare coverage is also available to some SSDI recipients. Contact your New Braunfels SSDI attorney to learn more now.


Do I qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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 New Braunfels SSI attorney, fill out the questionnaire on the webpage.

The Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program –New Braunfels Disability Lawyers Are Here to Help

You can begin the application process for Social Security benefits online, in person, or by phone. The process can take a while because the number of applications is generally very high. Usually, you have to wait anywhere between three and six months, may be longer before you will receive a decision on your eligibility for Social Security. If you are denied Social Security benefits, you can always appeal the decision, which will take longer. If you are considering an appeal, contact a skilled New Braunfels Social Security attorney as soon as possible to discuss the reasons your claim was denied.

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

Organic Mental Disorders
Depressive Syndrome
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Peripheral Neuropathies
Lung Infections
Cystic Fibrosis
Chronic thrombocytopenia
Hereditary telangiectasia
Coagulation defects


Local SSA Office of New Braunfels, Texas

Social Security Office
927 Texas 123
Seguin, Texas 78155
(877) 445-0831


Low Cost Hospitals in and near New Braunfels, TX

Centromed County Line Clinic
1034 W County Line Road
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Centromed House of Hope Clinic
256 S Krueger Avenue
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
(830) 620-0299


Pharmacies in and near New Braunfels, Texas

Comal Drug
544 North Union Avenue
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
(830) 625-2421
Target Pharmacy
135 Creekside Way
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
(830) 608-3281
210 North 35 Frontage Road
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
(830) 629-5096
Walgreens Store New Braunfels‎
North Interstate 35 Frontage Road
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
(830) 626-3364


New Braunfels, Texas Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 61 66 72 79 85 90 93 95 89 81 71 63
Avg. Low (F) 38 41 48 56 64 70 73 72 66 57 48 39
Avg. Precipitation (in) 1.95 2.06 2.58 2.03 3.95 4.78 2.93 2.11 3.04 3.80 2.46 2.36


New Braunfels social security attorneys serve clients throughout Southern Central Texas, including Bracken, Bulverde, Fischer, Garden Ridge, Cibolo, Geronimo, Kingsbury, Marion, McQueeney, New Braunfels, Neighborsville, Schertz, Redwood, Santa Clara, and other communities in Comal County and Guadalupe County.

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