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Social Security Disability

Mistakes To Avoid in Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

The process of applying for Social Security disability can be complicated and frustrating. To help make the process easier, our disability lawyers in Houston have compiled a list of mistakes to avoid when seeking benefits.

Collecting Unemployment

The issue of collecting unemployment while applying for disability benefits is one that many are divided on, but our Social Security lawyers advise not doing […]

What Is a Technical Denial in a Social Security Disability Benefits Claim?

It isn’t unusual for a Social Security Disability Insurance benefits claim to be denied during the initial application process. The claim is usually rejected because of two reasons: medical or technical. A medical denial is the outcome when it is determined that the claimant’s medical conditions weren’t severe enough to prevent them from working. A technical denial in an SSD […]

Compassionate Allowance List Expanded For Social Security Disability

Houston residents with serious illnesses or disabilities often face critical financial difficulties. Cancer patients, for example, often are unable to work while undergoing treatment, creating a financial hardship.

The Social Security Administration recognizes these dire circumstances and offers a program known as compassionate allowances for these individuals to quickly get approved for disability benefits.

When a person applying for Social Security Disability […]

Can I Get Social Security Disability and Worker’s Comp?

The SSA administers the largest retirement program in the United States. This program has collected FICA taxes since the 1930s and began paying retirement funds in 1940. It was not until the 50s that the program was expanded to include disability payments for qualifying participants who were no longer able to work. A Houston Social Security attorney often works with […]

Getting Multiple Sclerosis Social Security Disability Benefits Approval

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. While many people diagnosed with MS lead long, normal lives, sometime the debilitating symptoms associated with MS – numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue – make it impossible for a person to continue performing […]

How Can A Houston Social Security Attorney Help You Get Benefits?

While many disabled Americans meet the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability payments, getting approved for the benefits they are entitled to can prove to be difficult. Having an experienced Houston Social Security attorney handling your Social Security disability claim can mean the difference between approval and rejection of your claim.

You don’t need an attorney to help you through […]

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October in the U.S. This is a time to raise awareness about the important issues facing Americans with disabilities while also celebrating their many contributions to the nation’s workforce.

This year, the theme for NDEAM is #InclusionWorks.

“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider […]

Truckers Social Security Disability

Trucking is still a huge industry in the U.S. In fact, approximately 70% of all freight is still carried by big rigs. The industry also provides jobs for over 800,000 people in the country. But like any job, injuries are possible, leaving those who rely on their jobs as a trucker in serious trouble if they are unable to continue […]

Can I Get PTSD Social Security Disability Benefits?

A traumatic event in a person’s lifetime can trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. It is common in veterans, and due to its occurrence, the National Center for PTSD has assigned June as PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD Social Security Disability benefits are an important part of helping individuals live with and overcome this psychiatric disorder.

A Troubling Anxiety Disorder

PTSD is a […]

Do I Qualify for Lupus Social Security Disability Benefits?

May is Lupus Awareness Month, thanks to the Lupus Foundation of America. This chronic autoimmune disease can cause a variety of symptoms, from fatigue to abnormal blood clotting and ulcers. These symptoms range in severity, and the progression of the disease depends on the person.

Depending on the severity and aggressiveness of the disease, some people with lupus are unable to […]


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