Carrollton, located in Dallas County, residents can apply for SSDI or SSI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they are unable to work due to a long-term disability. To qualify for both SDI and SSI, you will have to meet financial as well as medical criteria. In Dallas County, there are currently 50,305 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 62,444 individuals receiving SSI benefits.
You can learn more about SSDI and SSI benefits here.
The easiest way to apply for disability benefits is online. However, if you are comfortable filing an application in person, you can visit the local SSA office in Dallas:
10824 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
This SSA office also handles the claims for the residents of Dallas, Addison, Rowlett, Garland and Richardson.
Carrollton Disability Attorneys
You are not required to hire a disability attorney or advocate when applying for disability benefits. However, hiring a Carrollton disability attorney can significantly improve your chances of being approved. Your attorney will file the application on your behalf and make sure nothing is missing. If your claim is denied, he or she will represent you throughout the appeals process. Best of all, your lawyer will only be paid if your disability claim is successful.
A Carrollton Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Denton County, Dallas County, Collin County, Cooke County, Grayson County, Wise County, and Tarant County: Farmers Branch, Addison, Richardson, Plano, Lewisville, Hebron, Coppell, Grapevine, Irving, Eueless, Garland, Rowlett, and Frisco.
Feel free to direct questions related to hiring a disability attorney in Carrollton to:
Dallas Bar Association
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201
Carrollton Disability Hearings
Unfortunately, most claims are denied during both the initial and reconsideration stages of the application process. If your claim is among the denied, you will have to request to have a hearing held with the Dallas Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). During your hearing, you will have to explain to an administrative law judge (ALJ) why you need benefits. If you not already hired an attorney, you should strongly consider doing so before attending your hearing.
Oftentimes, it can take over a year to have a disability hearing scheduled. If you are in a difficult financial or medical circumstance, it might be possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner. To see if this is a possibility, you should contact your congressman and see if he or she could intervene on your behalf to have the hearing scheduled sooner. The congressman for the Carrolton area is able to be contacted at the address below:
9901 E. Valley Ranch Pkwy
Irving, TX 75063
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