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Friday, November 16, 2018

What to Expect at Your SSDI Hearing

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a complex and lengthy process. Some individuals are denied multiple times and forced to appeal the denials before they are granted disability benefits. You may be required to appear before an Administrative Law Judge if your SSDI application is denied. Even though the hearing may be less formal than hearings in other courts, hiring a Texas disability hearing lawyer can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that could result in a denial of your SSDI benefits.


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Do You Need an Attorney to Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim?

As a Texas SSDI lawyer, frequently I am asked if someone needs to hire an attorney to file a disability claim. The truth is that you are not required by law to hire an attorney to file for your disability claim. However, as with many other situations in life, simply because you are not required to do so does not mean you should not. In addition, the question above asks if you need a...


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Do I Qualify for SSDI/SSI Benefits?

When you are unable to work because of an injury or illness, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, navigating the disability claims process with SSA can be overwhelming and complicated.  Many of the applications for SSDI and SSI benefits are denied at the initial application phase. Hiring an experienced


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Friday, May 25, 2018

What is the Best Way to Appeal A Disability Benefits Rejection?

Social Security Disability Insurance provides financial benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a disability or impairment. If a person suffers a debilitating injury or illness, the person should be able to rely on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to adhere to the laws governing disability benefits.  The process should not be overly difficult for someone who is already fighting to take care of themselves after a terrible accident or illness. Unfortunately, our


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

What Is the Best Way to Maximize My Social Security Benefits?

When lawmakers closed the “file & suspend” strategy that most people used to maximize Social Security benefits at the end of 2015, retirees had to focus on other ways to maximize their benefits for retirement. In addition to closing this loophole, lawmakers also made other changes that effectively closed some of the doors to strategies that people also used to maximize Social Security benefits.

Therefore, our Fort Worth Social Security disability lawyers work with our clients to develop new strategies that ensure they have the funds they need during their retirement years.


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In Focus: The Difference Between SSDI and SSI


If you are injured or suffer an illness and cannot work you may worry about how you will earn a living or pay for your medical expenses. Fortunately, there are two disability benefit programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This article is a discussion of the difference between these disability benefits.

An Overview of SSDI and SSI

SSDI benefits are similar to retirement benefits in that the benefits are based on your work record. This means that you must’ve paid into the Social Security system and acquired a sufficient number of work credits.
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