Killeen Social Security Disability

Killeen, Texas, located in Bell County, is a principal city in the Temple metro area a population of nearly 120,000. Proximity to Fort Hood puts military operations squarely at the center of Killeen’s economy, though the exudation, healthcare and finance sectors also play a major role in the city’s economic base.

Killeen’s population is serviced by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Region 6 district office in Dallas. That office sees around 64,000 new claims each year and distributes Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to more than 630,000 beneficiaries annually.

SSDI is paid to individuals with no income from employment due to total or complete disability lasting twelve or more months. To qualify for SSDI, you must meet the SSA’s disability requirements and have accumulated sufficient work credits throughout the course of your employment. If you do not meet the work credit requirements, you may still be eligible to receive SSI payments.

Apply for Killeen Social Security Disability Benefits

The application process for Killeen Social Security Disability benefits is long and complicated. The SSA only approves 31.6 percent of initial claims reviewed in Dallas. This leaves all other applicants in the review process, meaning they must request a reconsideration of their application and potentially an appeal as well.

Only 11.2 percent of those who receive a second review of their SSD claim being found eligible for benefits, and the majority of people who are initially denied benefits must proceed through the appeals process, sending their cases in front of an administrative law judge for a final decision. The majority of claims which are denied are lacking sufficient medical documentation, but having the assistance of a Killeen disability attorney can make it more likely you’ll see a favorable determination on your claim for SSD benefits.

As an experienced attorney familiar with the SSDI and SSI process, a Killeen disability attorney can ensure all appropriate medical documents and other details are in your file before you submit your claim. This increases your chances of being found eligible for SSD benefits during the initial review process and reduces the chances that you’ll need to go through a second review and an appeal hearing.

Listed below, you will find the local Social Security office which accepts Killeen Social Security disability applications:

Killeen Social Security Disability
511 North Main St,
Temple, TX 76501

Killeen Social Security Disability Resources

Eligibility for SSD is based on a number of factors, but the medical documentation contained in your application plays a significant role. You must show you’ve received ongoing medical care. Achieving this with limited income can be difficult. Here are some free and low cost Killeen disability resources for receiving medical treatment, including resources in Harker Heights and Temple.

Greater Killeen Free Clinic
309 N 2nd St,
Killeen, TX 76541

Family and Children's Clinic
2300 S Clear Creek Rd, Suite 105,
Killeen, TX 76549-4985

Lone Star Circle of Care
775 Indian Trail, Suite 200,
Harker Heights, TX 76548-7026

Family and Children's Clinic
200 Nola Ruth Blvd,
Harker Heights, TX 76548-6074

Lone Star Circle of Care
600 S 25th St,
Temple, TX 76504-5227

Your Killeen Disability Claim

Central to a favorable determination with your Killeen disability claim is having the right medical documentation in your application. Before you file your application, you should consider getting a free case evaluation from a Killeen Social Security attorney. He or she will review your file and can increase your chances of receiving benefits. A Killeen disability lawyer can also argue your case at the appeals hearing if necessary, and will be capable of guiding you through the entire application, review and appeals process. Disability attorneys charge no fees upfront and are only paid if you receive SSD benefits.