Abilene (Taylor County), TX resident who become injured or disabled can apply for either SSDI or SSI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you have a strong work history, then in general you should apply for SSDI. If you do not have a strong work history, but have very limited assets and resources, then you should apply for SSI. Currently in Taylor County, there are 3,425 individuals receiving SSDI and 3,796 individuals receiving SSI.
The most convenient way of apply for disability benefits is one the SSA’s website. However, if you are not comfortable doing that, you can visit the local SSA office in Abilene:
1202 E South 11th St
Abilene, TX 79602
The Abilene Office also services the residents of the following towns: Weinert, Breckenridge, Caddo, Albany, Carbon, Cisco, Cross Plains, Desdemona, Eastland, Gorman, Olden, Putnam, Ranger, Rising Star, Anson, Aspermont, Avoca, Baird, Blackwell, Buffalo Gap, Clyde, Girard, Hamlin, Haskell, Hawley, Jayton, Lawn, Lueders, McCaulley, Maryneal, Merkel, Nolan, O’Brien, Old Glory, Ovaldo, Roby, Rocester, Roscoe, Rotan, Rule, Stamford, Sweetwater, Sylvester, Trent, Tuscola and Tye.
Abilene Disability Attorneys
Abilene disability attorneys and lawyers are available to assist Abilene residents with the disability application process. There is no upfront cost to hiring a disability attorney or advocate. Your attorney is not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits from the SSA.
An Abilene Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Taylor County, Jones County, Callahan County, Coke County, Runnels County, Nolan County, and Fisher County: Impact, Hawley, Anson, Merkel, Trent, Sweetwater, Caps, View, Potosi, Eula, Clyde, Baird, Buffalo Gap, Tuscola, Albany, San Angelo and Breckenridge.
All questions with regards to hiring an attorney in Abilene can be directed to the State Bar of Texas:
1414 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 78701
Abilene Disability Hearings
Most claimants are denied at the first two stages of the application process. The stage in the process when most people are approved for benefits is the disability hearing stage. About 58% of claimants are approved for benefits at the hearing. All Abilene residents will have their hearings held at the Fort Worth Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Since Abilene is almost 150 miles away from Fort Worth, the SSA will reimburse any costs associated with you travelling to the hearing.
It takes almost a year to have a hearing scheduled with the Fort Worth ODAR. In rare circumstances, you can have your hearing scheduled sooner. To see if this is a possibility you can contact your local congressman at:
500 Chestnut St.
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: (325) 675-9779
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