If you live in the Waco (McLennan County) area and are out of work for a year due to a disability, you can turn to a Waco disability attorney or advocate for help. Your attorney can help you for the benefits you are entitled to from the Social Security Administration (SSSA). As of December 2011, there were 7,270 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 7,048 individuals receiving SSI benefits in McLennan County.
More info on SSDI and SSI
Listed below are two of the many SSA offices near the Waco area. You can visit one of these offices if you assistance with filing your application.
1700 Lake Air Dr
, Suite A
Waco, TX 76710
Telephone: (866) 964-6304
511 North Main
Temple, TX 76501
Telephone: (866) 593-1341
Hiring a Waco Disability Attorney/Advocate
Although you can apply for benefits on your own, it is recommended that you do so with the help of a Waco disability attorney. A lot of applications are denied due lack of medical or vocational evidence. An attorney will be able to make sure that your paperwork is in order.
A Waco Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in McLennan County, Limestone County, Falls County, Coryell County, Bell County, Hill County, and Navarro County: Beverly Hills, Robinson, Woodway, Hewitt, Loreno, Lake Waco, Bellmead, Lacy-Lakeview, McGregor, Valley Hilla, Groesbeck, Temple and Hillsboro.
Do you have questions about hiring an attorney in Waco? Then, contact the bar association below:
Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
PO Box 1219
Waco, Texas 76703
Waco Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of claims in Waco and across the country are denied at the initial level. Most of those individuals who are denied will have to go to the Dallas-Downtown hearing office for a disability hearing. Currently, there are 6,828 pending cases at the Dallas-Downtown Hearing office and the wait time is 360 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Dallas-Downtown Hearing office had 2065 hearings scheduled. Approximately 81.7% of these hearings were either denied or approved. The 13 judges in the Dallas-Downtown office handled about 2.1 dispositions per day, which comes out to about 27 scheduled hearings per day. Approximately 81% of the hearings were held in person and 19% of them through video conferencing, where either the attorney or the claimant was not present.
A Waco disability attorney is almost a necessity during your hearing. During your hearing, you will want to have someone at your side that is familiar with the procedure as well as the specifics associated with the Waco hearing office.
It is highly unlikely that you will be able to get your hearing scheduled quickly. However, if you are facing an extremely difficult situation, you can contact your local congressman to see if it is possible at the below address:
400 Austin Avenue, Suite 302
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 732-0748
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