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April 2018 Archives

How much in SSI benefits could a recipient in Texas receive?

Supplemental Security Income helps Texas residents who are unable to maintain substantial gainful employment of any kind, yet do not have a significant enough work history to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Many stay-at-home parents are in this boat, for example. How much in benefits could an SSI recipient receive?

Helping Social Security Disability claimants with their appeals

What happens when a Houston resident has worked for years, has paid Social Security payroll taxes, but becomes disabled before retirement age? People in this situation may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits exist to provide assistance to eligible workers. Far from being a government handout, Social Security Disability is run as an insurance program to benefit people who have paid into the system.

SSA needs more funding to serve Texas SSDI claimants

The pressures faced by the Social Security Administration have been well-documented by both the news media and the watchdog agencies that monitor government functions, like the Government Accounting Office. In Texas, for example, claimants who have applied for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program must sometimes wait months for an initial decision. If a hearing is required, the wait time can extend to well over a year.

Can one get SSD benefits and workers' compensation in Texas?

When a worker is injured while performing their job duties at their place of work in Texas - or in a place related to work - their only recourse is, typically, workers' compensation. But in cases where the injury prevents someone from returning to work for a long period of time or reduces their ability to hold a job, the worker may also be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.