Arlington Office

3901 Arlington Highlands Blvd.
Suite 248, Arlington, TX 76018
(Principle Office, By appointment only )

Fort Worth Office

4116 West Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
( By appointment only )

Frequently Asked Question

Disability

Do I have to go to a Social Security office to apply for disability benefits?

That is only one way to apply for disability benefits. You can also call Social Security at their toll-free number 1-800-313-0213 to set up an appointment to apply for benefits over the phone.

When should I apply for Social Security disability benefits and how long does it take?

You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. Applications take a long time to process, from 5 to 18 months. To apply, you must complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You will need complete information, including medical records from doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics, and caseworkers, laboratory and test results, names and dosage of all the medications you take, and a summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did.

What is the difference between Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income?

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is based on the number of quarters (a 3-month period) that you worked. Generally, to be eligible for SSDI you must have worked a total of 5 of the last 10 years or 20 quarters. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available for disabled individuals who have never worked or who have not worked enough to qualify for SSDI. In order to be eligible for SSI, one must be both disabled and have very few if any resources.

How can your firm help me with a disability claim?

Our firm practices disability law. We have one overriding goal: to give you the best chance possible of obtaining the disability benefits you need and deserve. We have handled thousands of disability cases throughout the country and have a complete understanding of disability laws and the medical conditions and issues that cause disability.

Who does Social Security pay disability benefits to?

People who cannot work because they have a medical condition that is expected to last for a least one year or will result in death may receive disability benefits. To receive benefits, you must meet this strict definition of disability required by federal law. Other programs may provide compensation for conditions of partial disability or short-term disability but Social Security does not.

For more information about disability benefits or to speak with a Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Area Social Security Disability Lawyer about the specifics of your claim or denial, contact our Law Offices today!