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SSDI Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits in Texas

Experienced Dallas SSDI Lawyer, Also Serving Fort Worth

Getting a disability case approved can be extremely challenging. Without the right preparation or approach, you may have your claim denied. The good news is that you do not have to go through this time alone. The Dallas Social Security Disability Insurance attorneys at Coats & Todd are prepared to provide the counsel and support you need to navigate this complicated process.

Our firm has more than 60 years of collective experience and insight when it comes to obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. We understand how crucial it is to get these benefits, especially when your livelihood depends on it.

Ready to pursue a claim? Contact our firm today at (888) 898-9189 to get the representation you deserve! We offer free and confidential consultations.

What Are SSDI Benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance is available to disabled people who have worked for a certain number of years. This means you must build up enough work credits within the Social Security system in order to qualify. The number needed will depend on your age and the year in which you suffered your disability.

How Are Social Security Work Credits Calculated?

Social Security work credits are calculated based on your earnings. For example, as of January 2020, employees who pay Social Security taxes earn one work credit for every $1,410 they earn in wages (or self-employment income). You are only eligible to earn up to four work credits each year, so after earning $5,640 in wages or self-employment income, you have earned all available work credits for that year.

How Much in SSDI Benefits Will I Get?

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits vary depending on a number of factors. If your claim is approved, you will receive cash payments in amounts that depend on your personal earnings record. This could average anywhere from $800 to $1,400 a month.

Once you collect benefits for a full 24 months, you will automatically become eligible for Medicare. If you have a low enough income, you can also qualify for Medicaid prior to qualifying for Medicare.

Do I Really Need an Attorney for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

While you are not legally required to have an attorney in order to file for or obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, working with an experienced legal professional can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. With your future expenses and support on the line, it is more important than ever to ensure that you take every step possible to secure the benefits you need. That is why working with a disability lawyer is so crucial.

A legal advocate can help you with the following steps:

  • Preparing and filing your claim
  • Communicating with other involved parties regarding your case
  • Applying for benefits
  • Pursuing an appeal if your claim is denied
  • Representing you in appeal hearings (if necessary)
  • Filing a federal appeal

With our Dallas-Fort Worth SSDI attorneys by your side, the process can be much more efficient, as well. With fewer unintentional filing mistakes and a faster, more efficient process, you are more likely to receive the benefits you need sooner. If you decide to pursue Social Security disability benefits without an attorney, you risk losing out on the benefits you need to make ends meet, putting yourself in a difficult position.

Contact Coats & Todd

Our firm has handled thousands of Social Security disability cases, including dire-need and hard-to-prove cases. We understand the importance of obtaining the benefits you need as quickly as possible, which is why we always work with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. We are here to answer your questions and guide you throughout the process of seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits from start to finish.

Need help with your claim? Talk to Coats & Todd today! Fill out a free case evaluation form or call us at (888) 898-9189 to get started.


Your Social Security Case Deserves the Best Possible Care & Attention
  • Proven Record of Results

    We have successfully handled thousands of cases in the field of SSDI throughout Texas.

  • Decades of Fighting for Clients

    We have over 60 years of combined experience serving clients in Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) claims.

  • Client-First Approach

    We strive to provide our clients with the responsive service, ethical guidance & unwavering dedication they deserve.

  • Compassionate Legal Support

    We understand how devastating a disability can be and take pride in being able to help those who cannot help themselves.

  • Federal Court Experience

    Our firm has performed a substantial amount of federal court work in Texas and throughout the country.

  • Communication You Can Count On

    We do everything we can to keep our clients informed on the status of their cases, every step of the way.

Client testimonials

Stories From People Who Didn't Give Up
  • “Dan was treated with such kindness from the first day he called your office!”

    - Tameka Ramos
  • “From the very moment they took my case, they were compassionate, constantly kept me notified of the process, listened to me when I had concerns and made me feel like more than just client.”

    - Shawn M.
  • “Coats and Todd attorneys go beyond the call of duty. They have the best caseworkers, who are kind, willing to listen when I was in distress. Told me anytime I needed to talk, feel free to call.”

    - George Montgomery
  • “I was dreading the necessity of hiring a lawyer for disability. Choosing Coats & Todd was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Their team was professional, courteous and always helpful.”

    - Leslie Boorman
  • “Contacting Coats and Todd to handle my disability denial was the best decision I could have made. They showed genuine concern, genuine compassion and true professionalism from start to finish.”

    - Virginia

If you are experiencing a medical issue preventing you from working, our experienced Social Security disability lawyers are here to help. We have more than 60 years of combined experience serving clients in the area of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) law. Along with our experience, we have many traits that set us apart from other firms.