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Is There a Waiting Period for Texas SSDI Benefits?

Is There a Waiting Period for Texas SSDI Benefits?

The Social Security Administration has the responsibility to review Social Security Disability Claims and determine if the applicant has valid disabilities that qualify for benefits. When you apply for SSDI in Texas, there is a waiting period before you will start receiving your payments. Upon approving a claim, the SSA will put a date on when they believe that your disability began. Then, there is a five-month waiting period from this date. This date is called the onset date [...]

Can You Get Texas SSDI if You Have a Substance Abuse Problem

Can You Get Texas SSDI if You Have a Substance Abuse Problem?

Individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol generally have a hard time managing daily life activities and can also be suffering from major health impairments. Alcoholism and chronic drug use are debilitating and can prevent a person from being able to perform the duties of their job or work at all. This may cause a person suffering from the woes of addiction to wonder about their ability to get Social Security Disability benefits if they can not sustain gainful employment. [...]

What is a SSDI Work Credit

What is a SSDI Work Credit Good For in Texas?

Social Security Disability Insurance is meant to help workers that find themselves injured so severely that they can no longer work. SSDI can also be applied when a worker becomes so ill that their condition is debilitating and renders them unable to work in any type of job or industry. Obtaining SSDI is notoriously difficult and most claimants that genuinely need benefits will apply but are denied nonetheless. It is critical to the success of your SSDI claim that you [...]

Can Being Married Affect Your Texas SSDI Benefits

Can Being Married Affect Your Texas SSDI Benefits?

Being married by itself is not going to affect your ability to obtain Social Security Disability Benefits in Texas, what will is the income that you and your spouse earn. Married couples must include the income that each partner has when they file their taxes. Even when a couple chooses to file separately, they must still enter this information. The combined income of married couples is what determines what tax bracket they fall in. The current tax system takes [...]

Is it Difficult to Get Texas SSDI for Back Pain

Is it Difficult to Get Texas SSDI for Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the more common disabilities that Americans experience. Some of the main reasons why back pain is so prevalent across the country are: Americans have an obesity problem and with increasing technology taking care of so many of our needs, we aren’t required to move much. When a person doesn’t use their body and keep their muscles stimulated and strong, they naturally become weak. Capable musculature can help support the back, but weak abdominal muscles and [...]

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Hands and Disability

Virtually all work activities requires good use of the hands. Whether you are a construction worker, a plumber, an office worker, or a computer engineer, the use of your hands is incredibly important to perform the work activity that is required of you. If you have a construction job, your hands are required to assist you in lifting and carrying. You may need to climb ladders and grip on to your tools to work. If you are an office [...]

Can You Get SSDI in Texas for Suicidal Tendencies

Can You Get SSDI in Texas for Suicidal Tendencies?

Individuals who are suffering from illnesses that hinder their ability to work or are disabled and also lack the ability to hold down a job may be eligible for financial assistance through the Social Security Administration via Social Security Disability benefits. There are situations when a person with a verified disability dies and the family that remains is able to secure benefits. If you live in Texas and a loved one is mentally ill and commits suicide there may [...]

If You Inherit a Home Will Your Texas SSDI Benefits Be Impacted

If You Inherit a Home Will Your Texas SSDI Benefits Be Impacted?

A lot of people inherit property including individuals who are disabled and receiving Social Security Disability benefits in Texas. If you are currently receiving Texas SSDI benefits and a relative passes away leaving you a home, it is reasonable to wonder if taking the property will be damaging to your ability to continue receiving your benefits. This is a valid question, and to better understand what your rights are and how your benefits are impacted by any life changes, [...]

Low-Income Resources: Health Care in Dallas County

If you are among the millions of Americans that are without any type of health insurance, and you are also struggling with a disability that makes it unable for you to work, then finding the health care that you need can be extremely difficult.  Fortunately for Dallas County residents, there are multiple low-cost clinics and charity programs available to you if you meet certain low-income qualifications. The majority of these clinics operate on what is called a “sliding scale fee” [...]

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Neck Impairment and Disability

A neck condition can lead to serious disability. The neck contains several nerves, including the spinal cord which is necessary for brain function as well as nerves that directly involve function in your hands and arms. The neck supports the head and movement. Many individuals, through time or injury, or perhaps a bit of both, develop severe conditions in the neck, otherwise known as the cervical spine. Individuals may suffer from degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine, which occurs [...]