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Applying for Social Security
Disability Benefits in West Texas

Whether or not the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits depends on whether or not you meet the agency’s definition of having a “disability.”

The agency will only consider you disabled if:

  • You are unable to perform work you’ve done in the past;
  • The agency determines you are unable to adjust to other work because of your physical and/or mental condition(s); and
  • Your disability is expected to last for at least one full year (or result in death).

Why Is Applying
for Benefits so Tough?

Most people think by simply explaining their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and start giving them benefits checks. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

Applying for disability benefits is a complicated legal process that involves a variety of rules. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”

Most people get turned down when they first apply. So they have to appeal.

Why Are Most PEOPLE
Denied Benefits?

You can be turned down if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee doesn’t gather all of your medical evidence.

If you aren’t following your doctor’s medical treatment plan, if you have missing or wrong information on your application or if you don’t submit enough medical evidence, you could get turned down.

You can also get turned down if your appeal isn’t handled correctly.

Social Security has thousands of rules, regulations and procedures governing its disability program.

What Are My Odds
of Securing Benefits?

Each and every disability case depends on your medical conditions. The key to your case will be evidence showing how your health problems are serious enough to make it impossible for you to work.

At Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, we’ll offer you a free consultation to determine your chances of getting disability benefits.

We’re proud to help people in Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland and across West Texas when you’re facing health problems and hard times.