El Paso Social Security Disability Resources

El Paso, the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the U.S., has a population of 649,121 (2010 Census Bureau Statistics. With the Mexican-border town of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, the majority of this populated town is of Hispanic decent. It’s easy to become overwhelmed at the thought of applying for disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is one the world’s largest bureaucracies; it’s regulations, rules, and operating policies and procedures do not allow a normal citizen to navigate and understand. In El Paso alone, over 76.6% of the population is white, and of that, only 15% are considered non-Hispanic white.

Citizenship requirements for beneficiaries are clearly defined in SSA policies, however, determining the eligibility of beneficiaries can be questionable, e.g. upon leaving the country or determining birth rights. If a claimant or applicant is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, living in the United States or in select countries abroad, he or she may be eligible to receive disability benefits. Questionable eligibility requirements can be easily answered by an El Paso Social Security Attorney. These attorneys have worked diligently through multi-faceted cases to gain experience in past case rulings and questionable eligibility.

Apply for El Paso Social Security Disability Benefits

Applicants should play an active important role in the application process in electing an El Paso Disability attorney. The applicant’s role is helping ensure accuracy of records and reports, especially documenting daily activity showing how the documented disability affects day-to-day activity or the lack thereof. Recording how the condition affects you in employment, or on the job, is of utmost importance. Relating this information to the applicant’s chosen disability attorney, can help them understand the case. There are two possibilities of benefits for applicants: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The determining factor is income.

SSA elects income thresholds for SSI for those applicants with limited income and assets, under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. SSDI is for applicants that have a work history and have paid into the Social Security Trust fund, defined as FICA on payroll tax deductions. Work history, documented disability(s), and income will be the major determining factors of the applicant’s claim, and is reviewed extensively by Disability Determination Services (DDS). DDS’s overview of an individual’s case is one of the most important steps in awarding benefits. This step happens after the initial claim is filed, and can be a detriment in on-going pursuit of benefits if the claim is denied on the first try. This is yet another reason to elect an El Paso Disability lawyer to help with the case, from the very first step.

Applications can be filed at the following locations, as well as appointments with representatives from SSA. Please note no appointments can be made before applications are filed.

El Paso Social Security Disability
600 Texas Avenue
El Paso, TX
(915) 534-6582

El Paso Social Security Disability
1111 Gateway Boulevard West
El Paso, TX
(866) 563-9310

El Paso Social Security Disability Resources

A lack of financial resources could lead to a lack of medical documentation that is necessary to get approved for benefits. Centro San Vicente (CSV) family health center is a federally funded nonprofit community health center. The clinic listed below will not turn a patient away regardless of their ability to pay.

Alameda Clinic
8061 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, TX 79915
Phone: (915) 859-7545
Fax: (915) 859-9862

Your El Paso Disability Claim

There are four possible steps in the disability appeals process: Reconsideration, Hearing, an Appeals Council Review, and a District Court Case. Each step of the Social Security Disability claim is extremely important from filing the initial application to the timeliness of filing an appeal, if necessary. El Paso Social Security lawyers have the experience to recognize problematic aspects of a case and can potentially foresee a ruling based the collected documentation of an individual case. Compiling acceptable, accurate, and sufficient medical records should be the first step, and held to the highest regarded in filing an individual’s case. Click here to learn more about El Paso Social Security Disability attorneys and how to elect one to help your case.