Longview (Gregg County) Disability attorneys will help the residents of Longview who are looking to apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Disability Benefits are meant for individuals who are out of work for at least a year due to a long-term disability. As of December 2011, there were 3,795 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 4,005 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Gregg County.
Qualifications for SSDI and SSI depend on your work history. Learn more about them here.
The quickest way to apply for disability is on the SSA’s website. However, if you would like somebody to walk you through the application, you can visit one of the local offices in the Longview area:
611 Clinic Drive
Longview, TX 75605
Telephone: (903) 295-5250
5509 S Donnybrook Ave
Tyler, TX 75703
Telephone: (903) 561-8632
Hiring a Longview Disability Attorney
The process of applying for disability is not as easy as filling out an application. Most applications are initially denied. A Longview disability attorney will not only fill out the application for you, but will also represent you throughout the appeals process.
A Longview social security disability lawyer will also handle claims in the following areas of Texas: Kilgore, Marshall, Henderson, Tyler, Mount Pleasant, Jacksonville, Sulphur Springs, Athens, Palestine, Texarkana, Garland and Lufkin.
Longview residents can contact the bar association listed below with questions about hiring an attorney.
Smith County Bar Association
100 North Broadway 21B
Tyler, Texas 75702
Longview Disability Hearings
The best chance that a Longview claimant has of being approved for benefits is at the disability hearing stage. All Longview disability claimants will have their hearings held at the Dallas-North ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review). Currently, there are 6,970 pending cases at the Dallas-North ODAR office and the wait time is 307 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Dallas-North ODAR had 2521 hearings scheduled. Approximately 81.10% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 18 judges in the Dallas-North office handled about 1.9 dispositions per day. The office as a whole had about 34 hearings scheduled per day. Approximately 73% of the hearings were held in person and 27% of them were held via a videoconference.
If you are not already working with a Longview disability attorney, you should hire one before going to your hearing. Your hearing is the best chance you have of being approved and you can make sure that everything goes smoothly by hiring an attorney.
The congressman for Longview is located at:
101 East Methvin, Ste 302
Longview, TX 75601
T (903) 236-8597
You can contact Mr. Gohmert’s office to see if it would be possible to speed up your hearing. However, you should be aware that your hearing would only be sped up in extreme circumstances.
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