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Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits in Texas

Collin County SSDI Benefit Attorneys

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 972-671-9922 to get the representation you deserve! We offer free and confidential case evaluations.

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 2021, employees who pay Social Security taxes earn one work credit for every $1,470 they earn in wages (or self-employment income). You are only eligible to earn up to four work credits each year, so after earning $5,880 in wages or self-employment income, you have earned all available work credits for that year. (These amounts are subject to change annually.)

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 withoutan 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 972-671-9922 to get started.

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