Social Security Disability in Lubbock, TX
SSI and SSDI Qualifications to receive benefits in Lubbock
Social Security Disability Insurance in Lubbock (SSDI) may be awarded to claimants who are considered disabled with a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow the claimant to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). The SSA currently considers SGA working and earning approximately $1000 per month.
Not all disabled workers qualify for SSDI in Lubbock, in fact, claimants may only receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Lubbock if they have paid employment taxes and have earned 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 Lubbock workers can earn 4 work credits per year.
SSDI auxiliary benefits may be paid to qualifying widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22.
Workers who do not have sufficient work credits to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Lubbock may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Federal Government offers SSI in Lubbock to claimants who have not worked or who have not paid taxes but who are considered disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older). SSI applicants must also have very limited income and resources. Claimants who are approved for Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.
Lubbock disability lawyers know disability law
It grows tiresome not knowing if your disability claim has been processed. And it’s stressful if you have appealed and have no idea what the courts are saying about your case. Hiring a resourceful disability benefits attorney in Lubbock can ease the stress. Just knowing that you have an experienced attorney handling your disability case makes you feel much more at ease. Our network of Lubbock disability attorneys and advocates can assist you with basics such as having proper paperwork to more extreme situations like appealing your case in court. Having a Lubbock SSDI or SSI lawyer on your side is your first advantageous step towards receiving your benefits.
Hiring a Lubbock disabiity benefits lawyer is not required but it’s suggested if you want a fast and accurate claim process. Contact an SSI or SSDI attorney in Lubbock, complete a free evaluation and get your disability benefits.
Your Options to apply for disability in Lubbock, Texas
To apply for the Social Security Disability Insurance program or Supplemental Security Income in Lubbock or any other cities including Midland, Sweetwater, Snyder, Lamesa, Plainview, Big Spring, Hereford or Levelland, contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:
- Applying for benefits by phone: Call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
- Visit the Social Security Administration website at www.socialsecurity.gov to apply online
- Applying for SSDI or SSI in person: Visit a Social Security Disability regional representative in your area. To locate the nearest Social Security Administration Field Office in Lubbock go to the Social Security Administration website. Find the office locator site at www.ssa.gov and enter your zip code. The site will list the nearest 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 Lubbock, Texas, services residents in the Great Plains and Southwest states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
1301 Young Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202-5433
Telephone: (214) 767-9401
Fax: (214) 767-9407
Fort Worth ODAR Hearing Office (includes Lubbock)
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 Fort Worth ODAR is listed below. This office services Lubbock.
Social Security Disability,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
819 Taylor Street,
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Telephone: (866) 613-2744
Fax: (817) 978-4961
The Fort Worth Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, Big Spring, Brownwood, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Fort Worth – South, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Pampa, Plainview, and San Angelo.
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.
Claimants who file either SSDI or SSI will have their application forwarded to the DARS Division for Disability Determination Office for review. The Social Security Administration will make the final disability determination for all SSI and SSDI claimants.
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
According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Lubbock and throughout the state of Texas perform a full range of services for claimants. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefits information at any of these social security offices. The Social Security Field Office which services the area of Lubbock, Texas are listed below.
Social Security Administration,
2002 West Loop 289,
Lubbock, TX 79407
Telephone: (806) 799-2520