While it is not necessary, you should consider hiring a Beaumont (Jefferson County) disability attorney before submitting your disability application. Your attorney can look over application and make sure that everything is in order. As of December 2011, there were 8,175 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 9,032 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Jefferson County.
Disability Benefits are meant for individuals who are out of work due to a disability. Learn more about the qualifications here.
The two Social Security Administration (SSA) offices closest to the Beaumont area are:
8455 Dishman Rd
, Suite A
Beaumont, TX 77713
Telephone: (866) 613-2864
8208 Ninth Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Telephone: (409) 729-2536
Hiring a Beaumont Disability Attorney
You need not worry about any upfront cost associated with hiring a Beaumont disability attorney or advocate. These professionals are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits. They will receive 25% of the back pay you are awarded, up to a maximum of $6,000.
A Beaumont Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Jefferson County, Chambers County, Orange County, Hardin County, and Liberty County: Rose City, Central Gardens, Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Groves, Winnie, Orange, Vidor, Mauriceville, Lumberton, Kountze, Silsbee, Baytown, Pasadena, and Houston.
If you have any questions or concerns about hiring an attorney in Beaumont, you should contact:
Jefferson County Bar Association
1001 Pearl, Ste. 202
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Beaumont Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels, you will have to request to have a hearing held at the Houston-North Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, there are 4,645 pending cases at the Houston-North ODAR office and the wait time is 275 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Houston-North ODAR had 1715 hearings scheduled. Approximately 78.5% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 10 judges in the Houston-North office handled about 2.3 dispositions per day or approximately 23 hearings scheduled per day. Only about 7% of the hearings were held via a videoconference, which is much lower than the other ODARs in Texas.
If you don’t understand what all of the statistics above mean, you should hire a Beaumont disability attorney before you attend your hearing.
The congressman for Beaumont can be contacted to see if it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. The office address is:
710 N. Post Oak Rd, Suite 510,
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 681-8763
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