Social Security Disability (SSD)
Houston Social Security Disability Lawyer
Social Security Disability (SSD) is available for individuals who have paid sufficiently into the SSDI system but have become unable to work due to disability, prior to retirement age. If you have a substantial work history but have sustained an injury or illness that makes you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. However, if you have been denied a disability claim, we can help.
Contact the Houston, Texas, law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law, today. We will carefully evaluate your claim and advocate relentlessly for the benefits you deserve.
In order to qualify, a person typically must have worked at least ten years at some point although some younger persons can qualify with a shorter work history. In addition to examining how long your work history is, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will also look at your recent work history to determine eligibility. The SSA requires that an individual be disabled or is expected to be disabled for twelve months or more and unable to engage in substantial gainful employment of any kind. They will provide you with an application, including forms regarding your personal history, work history, medical problems, doctors, and hospitals where you have been treated. Individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability also qualify for Medicare.
If you believe you qualify for SSD benefits but have been denied your initial claim to the SSA, that is where we can take over. The SSD appeals process can be complicated and time-consuming. We provide skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced advocacy on behalf of our disabled clients in their appeals from filing for reconsideration to federal appeals.
Any medical problem, if severe enough, could be potentially disabling. We represent clients who have been denied disability benefits in mental disability, spinal cord disability, pulmonary or cardiac disability, disorders of the blood systems or endocrine systems disability, and numerous other illnesses and ailments.
If your work history is not significant enough to qualify you for SSD benefits, you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Attorney Dopkin has been advocating on behalf of disabled clients for twenty years and has handled over 2,500 SSD claims. He will provide you and your case with the personal care and attention you deserve. We will also provide you with referrals for medical care and the financial support you need while your claim is pending. Trust our commitment to you. Contact the Houston law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law, today for a free office or telephone consultation.