A coastal city in South Texas, Corpus Christi serves as the county seat of Nueces County. Its name means Body of Christ in Latin. It has also been called the ‘Sparkling City by the Sea’, a name given to it to promote tourism. Some of the popular attractions in the city are North Beach and the Texas State Aquarium. The floating USS Lexington Museum, which was a part of the set of the popular 2000 film Pearl Harbor, is a popular tourist attraction as well.
According to the statistics presented by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in December 2010, there are 528,238 people in the state of Texas who are receiving either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
In order to qualify for disability benefits you need to meet a couple of requirements. Your medical condition should be considered a disability by the SSA. Those with only partial disabilities are not able to get disability benefits. You must be expected to out of work for at least a year due to your disability. In order to qualify for SSDI you must have worked at a job for five out of the last ten years, during which you paid into the Social Security System in the form of FICA taxes.
Apply for Corpus Christi Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying to get Corpus Christi disability benefits requires a lot of work. The SSA rejects 60% of initial Social Security claims. With the rejection rate being so high, it is recommended that you seek legal representation. You can get legal advice for your disability claim from a Corpus Christi disability lawyer. An attorney will not only act as your legal counsel, a disability lawyer will also help with acquiring the necessary medical documents and file paperwork on your behalf.
If your initial application has been denied, then you are given 60 days to file a request for reconsideration. If you have yet to hire a Corpus Christi Social Security attorney, you should strongly consider hiring one now. The rejection rate of claims in this stage are upwards of 90%. If your reconsideration is denied, then the next step in the process is to file for a disability hearing. Your Corpus Christi Social Security lawyer will prepare you for your testimony at the hearing and argue your case in front of the administrative law judge (ALJ). With more than 60% of claims being approved at the hearing level, this is your best chance of being awarded disability benefits.
Listed below is the local Social Security office where a Corpus Christi disability applicant can visit to file a claim fordisability benefits:
Corpus Christi Social Security Disability
3801 S Port Ave
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Corpus Christi Social Security Disability Resources
It is natural for applicants who have been out of work for a year to have trouble with paying for the necessary medical treatment. However getting the appropriate medical documentation is vital to having your disability claim approved. Listed below is a medical clinic in the Corpus Christi area that offer reduced cost medical services.
Corpus Christi Metro Ministries
PO Box 4899
Corpus Christi, TX - 78469
Your Corpus Christi Disability Claim
You have the best chance of having your disability claim approved when you have a Corpus Christi disability attorney to help you. For one, having a Corpus Christi Social Security attorney will give you the advantage of getting an unbiased opinion as to whether or not you can expect your disability claim to be approved. You will also not need to worry about your paperwork and will have legal representation throughout the appeal’s process.
Many people believe that there is a huge upfront cost to hiring a disability attorney. However, they are surprised to find that the initial consultation with a disability attorney is always free, Your chosen Corpus Christi disability lawyer will not be paid unless you are awarded benefits. If your disability claim is approved, then your attorney will receive either 25% of the back pay you are awarded or $6,000, whichever is less.
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