Corpus Christi, located in Nueces County, is home to disability attorneys and advocates who are available to help residents file for social security disability benefits. People who are out of work for at least a year due to a long-term disability should apply for either SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits.
As of December 2011, there were 9,970 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 12,965 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Nueces County.
Corpus Christi residents who are applying for disability on their own can either apply online or visit one of the local offices below:
3801 S Port Ave
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Telephone: (866) 613-2859
1000 Medical Ctr Blvd
Alice, TX 78332
Telephone: (361) 664-8133
Corpus Christi Disability Attorneys
Hiring a Corpus Christi disability attorney or advocate can prove to be very helpful during your claim. You attorney will submit all paperwork on paperwork on your behalf and prep you for the consultative examination and disability hearing.
A Corpus Christi Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Nueces County, Aransas County, San Patricio County, Kleberg County, and Jim Wells County: Port Aransas, Portland, Rockport, Taft, Sinton, Odem, Robstown, Kingsville, Laredo, Mathis, Alice, and Beeville.
You should contact the Corpus Christi Bar Association, if you have questions about hiring an attorney in Corpus Christi:
Corpus Christi Bar Association
555 N. Carancahua, St. 260 Tower II
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Corpus Christi Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, you will have to request to have a disability. Unfortunately, there is no hearing in Corpus Christi and claimants will have to travel to San Antonio for their hearing. Currently, there are 10,023 pending cases at the San Antonio hearing office and the wait time is 323 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the San Antonio office had 2,756 hearings scheduled. Approximately 82.9% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 17 judges in the San Antonio office handled about 2 dispositions per day. The office as a whole had about 34 dispositions scheduled per day. Approximately 85% of the hearings were held in person and the rest were held through video conferencing.
If you have yet to hire an Corpus Christi social security attorney, you should do so before your hearing. This is will be your best chance of being approved for benefits and you can make sure that everything goes smoothly by hiring an attorney or advocate.
As mentioned above, claimants will have to wait almost a year to have their hearing scheduled with the San Antonio office. However, in extreme circumstances you can have your hearing scheduled faster by contacting your congressman at:
101 North Shoreline Blvd, Suite 300
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 884-2222
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