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Seeking an Experienced Waxahachie, Texas Social Security Attorney?

Has an injury kept you out of work? The Social Security disability program was implemented to assist Americans unable to work due to a disability. Qualifying for Social Security can be complicated. It is, therefore, extremely beneficial to work with an experienced Waxahachie Social Security lawyer when you apply for Social Security or appeal a Social Security benefits determination. Give yourself the best chance of qualifying for Social Security disability benefits by working with an experienced Waxahachie social security attorney today. Fill out the form in this website today.

How Important is it to Win your SSI or SSDI Claim

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 Waxahachie 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. 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 Much Should I Expect to Pay a Qualified Waxahachie, Texas Social Security Attorney?

You do not have to have big bank account to afford a Social Security attorney. The typical fee structure used by Social Security law firms is designed to be affordable for people who are not employed. Why? Social Security lawyers only get paid if you get paid. This fee structure is called a “contingency” fee. 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. Don’t wait.  To contact an experienced Waxahachie 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  page.

Who qualifies for Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

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 Waxahachie, 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 Waxahachie, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Waxahachie 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 Waxahachie, 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 Waxahachie, Texas Disability Insurance Lawyer 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 Waxahachie SSDI attorney to learn whether your situation qualifies you for some Social Security benefit.

The Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program –Waxahachie, Texas 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 Waxahachie SSI attorney, fill out the questionnaire in this webpage.

Proving a Disability: The Process of Applying for Social Security and Appealing a Review Board Decision – Waxahachie, Texas Social Security Disability Appeal Lawyers

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 Waxahachie Social Security attorney today to discuss your appeal.

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

Loss of speech
Diabetes mellitus
Open Head Injury
Hearing Loss
Liver disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Peripheral Neuropathies
Affective disorders
Heart Transplant
Chronic Anemia


Local SSA Office in Waxahachie, Texas

Social Security Office
100 Dean Box Drive
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(866) 563-1912


Low Cost Hospitals in Waxahachie, Texas

Hope Clinic
411 E Jefferson Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 923-2440
Enviva Health Services
1014 Ferris Avenue
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 351-9993


Pharmacies in Waxahachie, Texas

Prescription Shop
1408 West Jefferson Street
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 937-2643
Walgreens Store
1201 Ferris Avenue
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 923-3227
CVS Pharmacy
701 Ferris Avenue
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 938-3120
H-E-B Foods
800 North Highway 77
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
(972) 923-2283


Waxahachie Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 56 59 66 75 82 89 94 94 87 78 66 57
Avg. Low (F) 34 37 44 53 63 70 73 73 66 55 45 35
Avg. Precipitation (in) 2.27 3.05 3.84 3.34 3.99 4.12 2.66 2.34 3.05 4.45 3.03 3.10


Waxahachie social security attorneys serve clients throughout North Central Texas, including Bardwell, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie, Glenn Heights, Mansfield, Maypearl, Midlothian, Ovilla, Pecan Hill, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Lancaster, Milford, Oak Leaf, Palmer, Venus and other communities in Ellis County.

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