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It can be challenging to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, whether you live in Texas or any other state. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers both programs and denies most initial claims. A Texas disability attorney can answer your questions, including whether, in your situation, it is hard to get disability in Texas. How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits in Texas You might think that you can collect disability benefits if you have a physical or mental impairment that makes you unable to support yourself through gainful employment, but the SSA has many…
Hundreds of different physical or mental health issues can make a person eligible for disability benefits if the condition meets the severity test and other requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Even people with a significant illness or injury that prevents them from working can get denied benefits on the initial application if they do not know the intricacies of the substantive rules and the administrative process. There are multiple levels of appeal available, but working with a Texas disability attorney beginning early in the process can make things go smoother and get…
Would it surprise you to learn that many Texas SS disability claims are initially rejected? Even valid claims? This happens for a variety of reasons, though most often for missing information and insufficient evidence. If your disability claim is rejected, all is not lost. You can appeal your claim, but the process is complicated and exhausting, leaving many to question, “Just how long does the disability appeals process take, and exactly when can I get my Social Security Disability money?” Hiring an experienced Texas disability attorney to navigate the appeals process offers peace of mind and a best-case scenario for…
Once regarded as an estate planning tool for only the ultra-rich, trusts have gained popularity among Texans of varied social and economic standing. There are many different types of trusts, each providing various advantages. Texas estate planning attorneys regularly help clients of all circumstances determine which type of trust will best meet their specific objectives. Generally, the primary concerns of those seeking to establish a trust include: Probate avoidance Maximizing tax exemptions Managing asset distribution In response, experienced estate planning attorneys list the top 5 types of Texas trusts. Top 5 Common Types of Texas Trusts Of the many different…
The loss of a loved one exacts a heavy toll, and is particularly overwhelming when complicated by probate, the legal process whereby a decedent’s estate is administered to a clearly written will makes it easier for probate courts to distribute assets and resolve disputes. If a person dies without a will, the probate court relies on intestate laws to determine how to distribute the decedent’s estate. Probate is often both lengthy and costly, but there are options for avoiding probate. Texas probate attorneys advise clients to be proactive and consider these four options to avoid probate in Texas: 4 Simple…
Usually, you do not have to pay attorney fees out of your own pocket when you appeal a denial of your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays your lawyer directly out of the past-due amount when you win your case. A Texas Social Security appeals attorney can review your case and handle an appeal if the SSA wrongfully denied your application for Social Security Disability Benefits. You should always ask your lawyer how much it costs to appeal a Social Security Disability denial in Texas. The SSA limits the number of attorney fees for…
Congress intended the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 to protect people from invasions of their privacy about their medical records. Unfortunately, the well-intentioned legislation created HIPAA issues in estate planning. A Texas estate planning attorney can explain these problems and craft an estate plan that will meet your needs and goals without running afoul of the HIPAA regulations. HIPAA Problems for Estate Planning In a nutshell, doctors and hospitals can get into serious trouble with the authorities, including fines, losing their license to practice medicine, and even facing criminal charges, if those violate the rules of…