If you live in El Paso (El Paso county) and become disabled, you are entitled to receive social security disability benefits from the government. There are two different programs through which you can receive benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSSI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Currently, in El Paso County, there are 19,685 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 29,720 individuals receiving SSI benefits.
Click here for more information on how to qualify for SSDI and SSI.
You can visit the local office below if you are applying for benefits for a minor or if you are not comfortable filing an application on the SSA’s website.
11111 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79935
The El Paso SSA office also serves the residents of Clint, Fort Hancock, Salt Flat, San Elizario, Sierra Blanca, Tornillo and Van Horn.
El Paso Disability Attorneys
You can go through the entire application process by yourself without any assistance. However, hiring an El Paso disability attorney who is familiar with the application process can certainly increase your chances of being approved for benefits. Your attorney will represent you throughout the application and even appeals process, if your claim is denied. In addition, these attorneys’ work on a contingency basis and are not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits.
More information on a disability attorney’s pay structure can be found here.
An El Paso Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in El Paso County and Hudspeth County: Fort Bliss, Sunland Park, Santa Teresa, Prado Verde, Vinton, Westway, Anthony, Chaparral, Newman, Socorro, Sparks, and Horizon City.
If you have any questions about hiring an attorney in El Paso, contact the bar association listed below:
El Paso Bar Association
500 E San Antonio Room L-112
El Paso, TX 79901
El Paso Disability Hearings
Unfortunately, most claimants will have to attend a disability hearing in order to be approved for benefits. The disability hearing is the 3rd step in the application. You will have to attend a disability hearing if you are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages. During the disability hearing, you will have the opportunity to explain to an administrative law judge (ALJ) why you need government assistance. If you have not already done so, you should hire an El Paso social security lawyer before attending the hearing.
All El Paso residents will have to travel to Albuquerque for their disability hearings. Since Albuquerque is more than 250 miles away from El Paso, the SSA will reimburse any cost that arises from travelling to the hearing.
The SSA has a heavy backlog of cases across the country. As a result, it can take almost a year to have a hearing scheduled with the Albuquerque office. You can contact your local congressman to see if having the hearing scheduled sooner is a possibility. However, keep in mind that this request is only granted in very circumstances. The office address for the congressman for the El Paso area is:
Suite 210, 303 N Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (915) 541-1400
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