Las Cruces Social Security Disability

As the second largest city in the State of New Mexico and the center of commerce in the Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces has a population of almost 100,000 residents. The city depends primarily on the retail, education, transportation and manufacturing industries for its economic base.

The Region 6 District Office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Dallas, TX handles the disability claims for residents of Las Cruces and has more than 2,250 claims pending at any given time, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications. The Dallas office additionally distributes payments of SSDI and SSI benefits to more than 70,900 individuals in the State of New Mexico.

SSDI pays benefits to people who are unable to work for at least the next 12 months due to permanent or long term disability. To qualify, you must meet disability requirements and must also have sufficient work history during which you paid into the SSDI fund. Specifically, you must have done so over the last decade prior to filing your claim for Las Cruces Social Security Disability benefits. If you do not meet the work requirements for SSDI, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.

It is important to note that, in order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the applicant's income must not exceed the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limits set by the SSA. For 2024, the SGA limit is $1,550 per month for non-blind individuals and $2,590 per month for those who are blind.

Apply for Las Cruces Social Security Disability Benefits

The process of applying for Las Cruces Social Security Disability benefits is complicated. It can take more than a year to complete and can include several reviews before a determination is made on your eligibility.

The SSA approves about 30 percent of the initial claims seen in the Region 9 office from New Mexico. Anyone who is initially denied benefits can request a reconsideration, but only about 10 percent of applicants are approved for SSDI benefits during second review. All other applicants must file an appeal which will put their cases in front of an administrative law judge for a final decision regarding eligibility. Those who have the help of a Las Cruces Social Security attorney are significantly more likely to receive SSDI and/or SSI benefits.

The majority of Las Cruces disability claims which are denied are missing documents, especially the appropriate medical records for supporting their claim for disability under the SSA’s guidelines. A Las Cruces disability lawyer who is familiar with the application and appeals processes can help you ensure your medical records are thorough and that you have a well documented case file, thereby improving your odds of receiving SSDI.

The Social Security office location listed below processes initial Las Cruces disability benefit claims:

Las Cruces Social Security Disability
2141 Summit Ct,
Las Cruces, NM 88011

Las Cruces Social Security Disability Resources

Your eligibility for SSDI benefits hinges on having a thorough and complete case file and application. You’ll need to show you’ve had ongoing medical treatment for the condition(s) which are causing your disability. This can be difficult to accomplish when you have limited income for paying for medical care. Here are some of the Las Cruces disability resources for free and low cost medical services.

La Clinica de Familia
575 S. Alameda Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Las Cruces Women’s Clinic
385 Calle de Alegra, Bldg C
Las Cruces, NM 88005

La Clinica de Familia
8600 Bataan Memorial E,
Las Cruces, NM 88011-6016

Ben Archer Health Center
1998 Motel Blvd,
Las Cruces, NM 88007

Ben Archer Health Center
1600 Thorpe Rd,
Las Cruces, NM 88012-9776

Your Las Cruces Disability Claim

Having all the right documents, including medical records, in your SSDI application is central to being found eligible for disability benefits and a Las Cruces Social Security Disability attorney can review your case file to ensure your documentation is as complete as possible. He or she can assist in getting the right tests completed and other medical care for satisfying SSA requirements.

A Las Cruces disability lawyer can walk you through the entire review process for SSDI and/or SSI. If you’re denied benefits and need to file an appeal, a Las Cruces disability attorney will help prepare you for the hearing and will present your case before the administrative law judge.

Las Cruces disability attorneys charge no fees upfront for their services and are only paid when their clients receive SSDI or SSI benefits.