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Seeking an Experienced Weslaco, Texas Social Security Attorney?

Does a disability make it difficult to find or keep a job? Social Security may provide the help you are seeking. The US Social Security system is not always easy to navigate. Fortunately, there are experienced Weslaco Social Security lawyers who understand the intricacies of the system. Whether you have previously applied for benefits and were rejected, or if this is your first time applying for Social Security, the assistance of a knowledgeable Weslaco Social Security disability lawyer is likely to increase your chances of success. To speak with an experienced Weslaco social security attorney as soon as possible, fill out the form on the site. You’re just a click away from getting the Social Security help that you need to survive.

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

Roughly 65 – 75% of first-time applicants are denied Social Security benefits. 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. Weslaco social security attorneys have experience and knowledge on how to present your case most effectively. By working with a lawyer, you do not have to second-guess whether you are characterizing your disability in the most effective way possible. Being forced to live with a disability can make it practically impossible to function in society. If you are disabled and qualify for social security benefits, you will be entitled to monthly payments from the government. You may also qualify for medical coverage through Medicaid or Medicare, if your circumstances necessitate it. Social Security is an essential security blanket for those not able to work due to disability. The consequences of not qualifying can be severe.

Weslaco, TX Social Security Attorneys: What do They Charge?

Social security attorneys are generally very affordable. How can a lawyer be affordable? Social Security attorneys generally work on a “contingency” basis. That means they only get paid if your claim is successful. A Social Security attorney is legally not allowed to charge more than 25% of the back pay/past due benefits awarded to you, up to a maximum of $6,000. Moreover, you are protected because the government must approve the attorney’s fee before you are required to pay your lawyer for his services. All you have to do to contact a Weslaco Social Security lawyer is fill out the questionnaire on the website.

About the US Social Security System

Disability payments under SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are contingent upon you proving the existence of a disability. The disability must prevent you from working for a year or more. Disability payments are made monthly to those who qualify. The SSDI and SSI programs are related, but different.

1.    How is disability defined in Weslaco, 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 Weslaco, Texas a factor in obtaining Social Security disability benefits? - If you are working in Weslaco 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 Weslaco, 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.

Federal Workers Insurance for the Disabled - Contact a Knowledgeable Weslaco Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Lawyer Today

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 Weslaco SSDI attorney to learn more now.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Experienced Weslaco, TX Disability Lawyers Help

Supplemental Security Income, called SSI for short, is available to people who suffer from a disability regardless of work history. SSI pays less in benefits than SSDI but unlike SSDI, you don’t need to have a work history in order to qualify. SSI beneficiaries may also qualify for Medicaid and Food Stamps and other state welfare programs. Contact an experienced Weslaco Social Security SSI attorney today to learn more.

The Social Security Process from Application to Appeal - Weslaco SSI and SSDI Disability Appeals Attorneys

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 a Weslaco 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:

Traumatic Brain Injury
Depressive Syndrome
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Amputation of appendages
Severe fractures of larger bones
Peripheral Neuropathies
Somatoform Disorders
Cystic Fibrosis
Recurrent Arrhythmias
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Parkinsonian syndrome

Local SSA Office of Weslaco, Texas

Social Security Office
2005 W Jefferson Avenue
Harlingen, Texas 78550
(866) 931-7075

Low Cost Hospitals in and near Weslaco, TX

Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
611 N. Bryan Road
Mission , Texas 78572
(956) 580-3303
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
1500 W 1st Street
Mercedes, Texas 78570
(956) 565-3191
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
301 South 17th Street
Donna, Texas 78537
(956) 464-5809
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle
330 W Dawes
Alton, Texas 78572
(956) 581-7585

Pharmacies in and near Weslaco, TX

Westgate Pharmacy
512 S Westgate Drive
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(956) 975-2513
CVS Pharmacy
1602 E Business 83
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(956) 447-1916
Weslaco Pharmacy
1102 S Airport Drive
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(956) 969-0636
Sander Pharmacy
916 E 6th Street
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(956) 968-4528

Weslaco, Texas Weather (Monthly Averages)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High (F) 71 75 80 86 90 94 96 97 92 87 80 72
Avg. Low (F) 49 53 58 64 71 75 76 76 72 66 58 51
Avg. Precipitation (in) 1.09 1.37 1.07 1.35 2.64 2.50 2.81 1.95 4.91 2.43 1.32 1.41



Weslaco social security attorneys serve clients throughout Southern Texas, including Alamo, Alton, Citrus City, Combes, Doffing, Donna, Doolitte, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Harlingen, Hidalgo, La Horna, La Joya, La Villa, Lopezville, Lull, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Olivarez, Palmhurst, Palmview, Pharr, Progreso, Raymondville, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco and other communities in Hidalgo County.

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