Denton is part of Texas's Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The permanent population is slightly over 113,000. This number is swelled considerably by over 45,000 college students who study at one of the city’s two major universities; Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas. Denton is known throughout Texas as a college town.
The colleges are the city’s two largest employers. The local school district is the third largest employer. Other significant employers in the area include Josten’s, Peterbilt Motors, and Sally Beauty Company. Many of the area’s residents are employed in retail and other service industries. The City of Denton is the area’s fifth largest employer.
Like most other large cities, Denton has its share of disabled residents. 66% of the city’s approximately 7000 disabled residents have managed to find and retain full time, gainful employment. This is in large part due to the area’s high percentage of residents with a college degree. It also has to do with the fact that sedentary employment is readily available, especially in the area’s educational institutions. In most cities, only about half of disabled residents are able to continue working.
For those who are completely disabled in Denton, Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income are often the best way (sometimes the only way) to maintain an income and reasonable standard of living despite their disabilities.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can involve a long process. Most applicants wait three to six months, only to receive a denial letter. If you are denied SSD benefits, you have the right to appeal the decision, but that process takes even longer and is not guaranteed.
The SSD appeals process involves several steps. Your SSD benefits could potentially be approved during any of these steps. The process starts with a redermination request, followed by a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, a judicial review and, if necessary, federal court.
Apply for Denton Social Security Disability Benefits
Does all of that sound intimidating? Many people who should be receiving benefits never apply because they’ve heard that it’s difficult to get benefits approved. Many more have given up on receiving benefits because they don’t want to face a long and uncertain appeals process.
Often, Social Security Disability claims are denied because of the way the information is presented, rather than because the applicant truly isn’t qualified. In many cases, competent representation by a Denton SSD lawyer could have made all the difference between a denial and an approval.
Claims that are represented by a professional are almost twice as likely to be accepted on the first time through. They are also much more likely to be approved at all stages of the appeals process.
A Denton Social Security attorney can help you, even if you’ve already been denied for SSD benefits. The best part of consulting a Denton Social Security lawyer is that it won’t cost anything unless he is able to help you get your Social Security Disability benefits. If you are approved for benefits, your lawyer’s fees will be covered out of the back pay which is owed to you.
To get the ball rolling, contact your nearest Social Security Office and inform them of your intent to file (if you’ve not already done so). Then, contact a Denton SSD attorney. You can go to any of the following Social Security Offices:
Social Security Administration
525 S. Loop 288
Social Security Office
3250 Craig Dr.
Denton Social Security Disability Resources
One piece of advice you can expect from your Denton Social Security Disability lawyer is to continue receiving medical treatment for your condition. The Social Security Administration will be taking a close look at your medical records. They will want to see that you are attempting to get better and that you are following all of your doctor’s instructions. If you discontinue treatment, it will make it harder for you to qualify for disability benefits.
If you have lost your insurance, or are otherwise unable to afford medical care, you can go to one of the following free or reduced health clinics:
Northside Community Health Center
2106 N. Main St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76164
Grand Prairie Community Health Center
405 Stadium Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, Inc.
3111 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, TX 75212
Your Denton Disability Claim
It can be frustrating dealing with the Social Security Disability claims process. Having a Denton Social Security attorney relieves much of the stress, while also making your claim more likely to be approved.