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

Has an injury kept you out of work? You may need the assistance of an experienced Sherman social security disability lawyer to receive the benefits to which you are entitled. Sherman Social Security law firms have experience lawyers experienced in working with the Social Security Administration that could increase the likelihood you will receive the benefits you need. By filling out the questionnaire in this page, you can contact an experienced Sherman Social Security attorney with whom you can discuss your specific disability and situation. Don’t wait any longer; it is time to get the help you need.

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

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.  Increase the chance your Social Security claim will be successful by contacting an experienced Sherman 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. People with serious disabilities that prevent them from being able to gain employmentmay potentially face hunger and homelessness. A successful Social Security claim can provide a necessary safety net to some of the most vulnerable citizens. Successful claimants receive monthly payments from the federal government to cover critical expenses. Many claimants also qualify for medical services through Medicare and Medicaid programs.

I don’t have any money! How do I pay a skilled Sherman, Texas Social Security lawyer?

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. Most Social Security attorneys work on a “contingency” basis: meaning that they only get paid if your claim is successful. That means, in most cases, you have nothing to lose by working with a Social Security lawyer. The Social Security Administration limits how much a Social Security lawyer can charge clients. Attorneys representing clients before the Social Security Administration are statutorily limited to charging a maximum of 25% of back pay awarded to you (up to a max of $6,000). Basically, what this means is that the lawyer can only charge you up to $6,000 for representing you in a Social Security matter – and often the amount is far less. All you have to do to contact an Sherman Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire in this website.

Who qualifies for Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (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 Sherman, 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 Sherman, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Sherman 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 Sherman, 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 Sherman Disability Insurance Lawyer Now

If you have a work history of paying into Social Security, you may be eligible to receive SSDI payments. SSDI is a natural insurance program that pays those who are disabled and have a qualifying work history (the duration you are required to have worked to qualify depends on your age). SSDI recipients may also qualify for Medicare. Learn more by contacting an experienced Sherman SSDI lawyer and learn about whether you qualify for Social Security.

The Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program –Sherman Disability Lawyers Are Here to 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 Sherman SSI attorney, fill out the questionnaire in thispage.

From Application to Appeal: The Social Security Process - Sherman Social Security Disability Appeals Law Firms

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, maybe longer before you will receive a decision on your eligibility for Social Security.  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 Sherman 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:   

Peripheral Neuropathies
Affective disorders
Cystic Fibrosis
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Peripheral arterial disease
Hereditary telangiectasia
Chronic granulocytopenia
Soft tissue sarcoma
Liver disease
Parkinsonian syndrome
Cerebral Trauma
Short bowel syndrome
Loss of speech
Pituitary gland disorders


Local SSA Office in Sherman, Texas

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


Low Cost Hospitals in Sherman, Texas

One Medical
913 Cottonwood Drive
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 868-9565
Swamy Clinic
1111 East Sara Swamy Drive
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 893-6311


Pharmacies in and near Sherman, Texas

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
1800 North Travis Street
Sherman, Texas 75092
(903) 892-9291
Walgreens Store Sherman
1828 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 868-2620
CVS Pharmacy
1830 Texoma Parkway
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 893-5511
Kroger Pharmacy
1820 N Loy Lake Rd
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 868-1565


Sherman Weather (Monthly Averages)

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Avg. High (F) 52 56 66 72 80 87 92 93 85 75 63 53
Avg. Low (F) 56 37 44 52 61 69 73 73 65 55 44 35
Avg. Precipitation (in) 2.47 3.06 3.92 3.55 5.32 5.00 2.62 2.06 3.59 5.29 3.70 3.14


Sherman social security attorneys serve clients throughout Northern Central Texas including Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Dorchester, Gunter, Howe, Knollwood, Red Branch, Sherman, Southmayd, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, Whitewright and other communities in Fannin County, Collin County, Grayson County, Cooke County and Grayson county.

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