Social Security Disability in El Paso, TX
Qualify for Disability Benefits Insurance in El Paso
Claimants who are disabled and unable to work may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in El Paso, Texas, if they are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration. They must have a physical or mental disabling health condition which is so severe that it does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months or is expected to result in their death.
Social Security Disability Insurance in El Paso (SSDI) is not awarded to claimants who have not paid employment taxes and are not considered “insured” by the Social Security Administration. To be considered insured claimants must generally earn 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.
If a claimant has not worked or paid employment taxes they will not qualify for SSDI in El Paso. The Federal Government does, however, offer another wage assistance program for the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) called Supplemental Security Income,SSI benefits.
SSI in El Paso is only offered to claimants who have VERY limited income and resources. Claimants who are approved for El Paso Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid at the time of their approval.
Disability lawyers in El Paso get you the social security benefits you deserve
If you are interested in filing a disability claim in El Paso, you can use our free case evaluation form and an experienced SSDI or SSI attorney in El Paso will contact you. Hiring an El Paso social security benefits attorney to assist you with receiving disability can ensure the Social Security Administration is processing and calculating your payments right. As always, the very first step in acquiring benefits is “applying”, see the next section for more information on applying for benefits. If for any reason you are denied benefits, a disability attorney can assist you with the whole process. Our network of experienced SSI and SSDI lawyers can even assist you with filing your initial claim if you have any confusion. El Paso Disability lawyers have the references, abilities, and knowledge to get you the benefits you deserve today!
To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in El Paso or any other cities in the surrounding areas including: Socorro, Deming (NM), Las Cruces (NM), Sunland Park (NM), Ruidoso (NM), Silver City (NM) or Truth or Consequences (NM), contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:
- See if you qualify and apply by phone, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
- Try qualifying on your computer by visiting the Social Security Administration website at www.socialsecurity.gov
- Visit a local El Paso Social Security Disability regional representative in your area and apply in person. To locate the nearest Social Security Administration Field Office in El Paso go to the Social Security Administration website. Find the Office locator site at www.ssa.gov and enter your zip code. The site will bring up the closest Social Security Administration office in your area.
The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Dallas Region, which includes El Paso, services residents in the Great Plains and Southwest states including: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The address for the Dallas ODAR disability office is listed below.
Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
1301 Young Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202-5433
Telephone: (214) 767-9401
Fax: (214) 767-9407
Each request for a hearing is processed in one of the Social Security Administration’s 16 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The address and phone number for the Albuquerque Hearing Office which services El Paso is listed below:
Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
555 Broadway, NE,
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Telephone: (866) 731-3998
Fax: (505) 346-7862
The Albuquerque Hearing Offices services the following Social Security Field Offices: Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Gallup, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Santa Fe. It also services the following Texas SSA offices: El Paso and El Paso- Downtown.
The Social Security Administration funds the DARS Division for Disability Determination Services (DDS) which makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Texas, including El Paso.
All Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income applications which are submitted at the local El Paso Social Security Administration Field Office will be forwarded to the DARS Division for Disability Determination Office for review. The Social Security Administration makes the final decision to determine whether or not a person is eligible to receive SSDI benefits or SSI benefits in Texas.
4900 N. Lamar Boulevard,
Austin, TX 78751
Phone Number: (800) 628-5115
Web Site: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 149198,
Austin, Texas 78714-9198
Social Security Administration Field Offices in El Paso and throughout the state of Texas perform a full range of services for claimants. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. The El Paso social security disability offices are listed below.
Social Security Administration,
600 Texas Ave,
El Paso, TX 79901
Telephone: (866) 964-6229
Social Security Administration,
11111 Gateway West,
El Paso, TX 79935
Telephone: (866) 563-9310