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How to Apply for Social Security Disability in San Antonio

In the unfortunate event of a disability resulting in unemployment, residents of San Antonio may qualify for a Social Security Disability program that may help restore lost income, which can help struggling families. Read below to find out how to apply for social security disability in San Antonio.

Applying for the Social Security Disability Program

Social Security Disability is a government program that helps those who are disabled or who become disabled and can no longer work. The Social Security Administration has specific requirements that you must meet in order to be determined disabled and qualify for benefits. This program must be applied to, ideally as soon as you become disabled, so you do not lose important income.

Being granted Social Security Disability Insurance is a long process. In order to apply, you must have information such as

  • Your social security number,
  • Your most recent W-2,
  • Information on any worker’s compensations claims you’ve filed,
  • Contact information for the doctors who diagnosed and treat your disability, medications you take,
  • And all other relevant medical history information.

You can complete the application online or over the telephone. Once you have applied, you must wait for a decision to be made regarding your application. Disability benefits are not awarded until a person has been disabled for at least six months. There are temporary benefits that can fill in the gap, but these must also be applied for.

If this seems overwhelming, San Antonio social security disability lawyers are available to help you. A specially-trained disability claims attorney knows the ins and outs about how to apply for social security disability in San Antonio. A lawyer from Carabin Shaw will use our comprehensive knowledge of Social Security law to help you:

  • Determine whether or not your claim is likely to be approved,
  • Find out what further information you will need to build a strong case,
  • And know important deadlines and timelines.

Organization and timeliness is vital when applying for SSDI, as the Social Security Administration (SSA) is very strict on these deadlines, and a specially trained lawyer will keep you on track. They can help you prepare for your hearing, and make sure you are approved the first time so you do not need to appeal.

Along with knowing how to apply for social security disability in San Antonio, an attorney will know how to appeal a denied claim , and ways to improve your case so that the SSA will approve your claim.

Do not be discouraged if your first application is denied. You can (and should) appeal, and a Social Security attorney can help you do just that. If your first claim is denied, the lawyer is then familiar with your case and will know best how to improve the application and appeal the decision.

Talk to the Experts at Carabin Shaw

At Carabin Shaw, our Social Security Disability attorneys will not charge a fee until you win your claim. We will review and help you build your case free of charge, and only take a portion of the claim. The first review of your case is free as well. The use of a lawyer ensures that you do not need to spend time waiting in long government lines, worrying about complicated paperwork, and dealing with the various red tape you would run into while applying by yourself. This means more time to spend with your family, ensuring their safety and happiness.

If you are in need of help with your Social Security Disability claim, the lawyers at Carabin Shaw are glad to consult with you on your case and help you receive the benefits you’re entitled to. Call our office in San Antonio for more information at 210.222.2288, or call our toll-free line 24 hours a day at 1.800.862.1260.

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