Brownsville (Cameron County) residents who are disabled and out of work are entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Brownsville disability attorney can help you apply for benefits and get approved. Currently, there are 1,114 pending cases at the Rio Grande Valley Hearing office and the wait time is 249 days. As of December 2011, there were 8,305 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 22,317 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Cameron County.
Learn more about the different social security programs.
A Brownsville disability applicant can apply for disability at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
3115 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Telephone: (866) 964-6486
2005 W Jefferson Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Telephone: (866) 931-7075
Brownsville Disability Attorney
You can apply for disability benefits on your own; however it is recommended that you use a Brownsville disability attorney. Most claims are initially denied for disability and an attorney will prove to be very helpful during your disability hearing.
A Brownsville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Cameron County, Hidalgo County, and Willacy County: South Point, La Barrita, Cameron Park, Corpus Christi, Los Fresnos, South Padre Island, Port Isabel, San Pedro, Olmito, San Benito, and Harlingen.
Listed below is the bar association you contact if you have questions about hiring an attorney in Brownsville:
State Bar of Texas
Texas Law Center
1414 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Brownsville Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the initial and reconsideration levels, then you will have to request a hearing with the Rio Grande Valley Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the ALJs (Administrative Law Judges) in the Rio Grande Valley Office and their approval rate on claims:
|Deramus, Osly F.||22.27%|
|Lappin, Randi E.||44.39%|
|Wyatt, Kimberly O.||23.21%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Your Brownsville social security lawyer will be familiar with the judges at this office. That information could prove to be valuable during your disability claim.
If you having an extremely difficult time financially, it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your disability hearing. You will have to contact your congressman to see if he or she can intervene. The congressman's office for Brownsville is located at:
101 North Shoreline Blvd Suite 300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 884-2222
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