Amarillo, located in Potter County, is home to numerous social security attorneys and advocates who are available to assist those applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA administers two disability programs. SSDI and SSI. You can learn about the disability programs, here. Currently in Potter County there are 3,410 individuals receiving SSDI and 3,318 individuals receiving SSI.
The best way to apply for benefits for an adult is online. However, if you are not comfortable applying online or are applying for a child, you can visit the local SSA office listed below:
4750 Canyon Dr
Amarillo, Texas 79109
The residents of the following towns will also have to visit the Amarillo office: Adrian, Boys Ranch, Bushland, Cactus, Canyon, Channing, Claude, Dalhart, Dawn, Dumas, Hartley, Hereford, Stratford, Sunray, Texline, Umbarger, Vega, Wayside, Wildorado, Clarendon, Estelline, Hedley, Lakeview, Lelia Lake, Memphis and Turkey.
Amarillo Social Security Lawyers
It is not necessary to hire a social security lawyer when applying for benefits, however it can increase your chances of being approved. Your lawyer will file an application on your behalf ensuring that you there isn’t any missing or incorrect information in your application. If your claim is denied, then your attorney will help you with the appeals process as well.
An Amarillo Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Potter County, Randall County, Armstrong County, Hutchinson County, Carson County, Potter County, Deaf Smith County, Moore County, and Oldham County: Yarnall, Washburn, Claude, Clarendon, Panhandle, Vega, Adrian, Fritch, Borger, Pampa, Dumas, Shamrock, and Canyon.
Please contact the bar association below if you have any questions about hiring an attorney in the Amarillo area:
Amarillo Area Bar Association
112 SW 8th Ave # 617
Amarillo, TX 79101
Amarillo Disability Hearings
Don’t panic if your claim is denied at the initial or reconsideration stages of the application process. Over 50% of cases are approved during the disability hearing stage. Amarillo residents will have their hearings held at the Fort Worth Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The wait time to have a hearing scheduled at this ODAR is almost 1 year. It is possible to shorten this wait in extreme circumstances. If you are unable to wait for one year, you can contact your congressman to see if shortening the wait time is a possibility. The congressman's office address for the Amarillo area is:
905 S Fillmore St
Amarillo, TX 79101
Phone: (806) 371-8844
Since Amarillo is almost 5 hours away from Fort Worth, you should check to see if a video hearing is a possibility. If you have to attend the hearing in person, the SSA will reimburse the cost associated with travelling to the hearing.
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