Abilene, Texas is a city located in west central Texas and which had a population of 117,063 in the 2010 census. Dyess Air Force Base is on the city’s west side, which places the military sector squarely at the center of the city’s economy. The education, healthcare and retail trade industries are also central to the local economic base.
Abilene is among those communities that receive services from the Region 9 district office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Dallas. The Dallas office distributes Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to nearly 632,000 individuals and is responsible for processing almost 64,000 new claims annually.
SSDI is issued to those who are unable to work for twelve or more consecutive months due to total or complete disability. To qualify for SSDI, you must meet the SSA’s medical guidelines. You must also have enough work credits accumulated over the course of your employment, especially the last ten years prior to your SSD claim. If you meet medical but not work credit requirements for SSDI, you may still be eligible to receive SSI benefits.
Apply for Abilene Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for Abilene Social Security Disability benefits is a complicated, lengthy and confusing process. For this reason, it is best to get legal help in filing your claim for disability benefits. An Abilene disability lawyer can be quite beneficial by walking you through the entire process and increasing your chances of receiving benefits as a result.
The SSA finds only about 32 percent of initial applications for SSD eligible for benefits in the Dallas office. Those not found eligible during the initial review must go through a reconsideration review, though only about 11 percent see favorable results at this stage. All others must file an appeal if they wish to continue pursuing SSD benefits.
The majority of Abilene Social Security Disability claims which are denied are lacking appropriate or sufficient medical documentation for proving disability under SSA guidelines. The SSA requires particular tests and types of treatment and an Abilene disability attorney can assist in getting the proper medical care to satisfy SSA guidelines and stipulations.
Additionally, having legal assistance early in the application process may help prevent the need for additional reviews or appeals. Even if you are initially denied, an Abilene Social Security attorney can help improve your chances receiving benefits in the long run.
Below is the primary local Social Security office that accepts initial applications for Abilene Social Security Disability:
Abilene Social Security Disability
1202 E South 11th St,
Abilene, TX 79602-4223
Abilene Social Security Disability Resources
To be eligible for Social Security disability benefits you must show you’ve received ongoing and appropriate medical care for your disability, but paying for healthcare with limited financial resources can be very difficult. Here are some of the Abilene disability resources for free and low cost medical services.
Presbyterian Medical Care Mission
1857 Pine St, Suite 100,
Abilene, TX 79602
Taylor County Community Health Center
317 Pecan St,
Abilene, TX 79602-1618
Hendrick Health System
Patient Financial Resource Assistance
1900 Pine St,
Abilene, Texas 79601
Your Abilene Disability Claim
All successful claims for Abilene disability benefits contain the right medical documentation. Before submitting your initial claim, consider having it reviewed by an Abilene Social Security attorney. Doing so makes it more likely you’ll see a favorable outcome.
An Abilene disability lawyer will review all of the documentation in your application and make sure it meets SSA guidelines. If your case proceeds to the appeals process, your Abilene Social Security lawyer can help prepare your testimony and can argue your case before the administrative law judge at the appeals hearing as well. Disability attorneys charge no fees upfront for their services and only get paid if you’re approved for benefits.