If you are unable to work due to an injury or a serious illness, you may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

The experienced disability Lawyers at Khattar Law, PC, can evaluate your case and help you determine whether you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. We can additionally assess when it would be most beneficial for you to apply for benefits, as it is usually recommended to apply for benefits as soon as you become disabled. We have helped people with disabilities and their family members secure the benefits they deserve for more than 25 years.

At Khattar Law, PC, Social Security Lawyers in San Antonio can guide you through the disability benefits process as seamlessly as possible.

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Social Security Disability Benefit Requirements

Throughout your years of employment, workers pay into a program called SSDI. This system is important because it is used to compensate individuals who become disabled and are unable to work. The process of filing an SSD claim can be lengthy and complicated. The team at Khattar Law, the Social Security Lawyers San Antonio trusts, can provide much-needed assistance. To apply for disability benefits, you must file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your application will go through a thorough review process. In many cases, first-time applicants are denied.

Following a denial, you can always appeal the SSA’s decision. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to assist you with applying the first time or appealing rejected claims.

Before you file for disability benefits on your own, it is wise to speak with a lawyer to improve your chances of qualifying. We will guide you through the application process and help you complete your written application. We can also represent you and prepare you for hearings if your application requires it.

We only collect fees after the SSA approves your application for Social Security disability benefits. By seeking legal guidance from an experienced legal team, you can improve your chances of qualifying for SSD benefits as quickly as possible. Although hiring an attorney is not mandatory for the process, the Khattar Law team understands the complexities of the Social Security system, including common mistakes that applicants make and how to provide proper documentation. Our experienced team of disability attorneys can assist and walk you through the process. Statistics show that applicants who retain counsel have the greatest chances of getting approved.

The SSA office in San Antonio, Texas, uses a five-step evaluation process to determine whether you will qualify for benefits:

  1. Whether you are unable to work and your earnings average more than the amount set out under the “substantial gainful activity.”
  2. Whether your medical condition meets the criteria set forth within the listing of impairments.
  3. Whether your medical condition is “severe.”
  4. Whether you can do any other type of work.
  5. Whether you can do the work you did before you became disabled.

There are two types of benefits: SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI applicants must have a history of employment and a history of paying Social Security taxes during that employment.

How to Apply for Disability in San Antonio

The process of seeking approval for disability benefits in San Antonio can take a long time. It is usually wise to apply as soon as you qualify to ensure you may collect all of the benefits you deserve.

The waiting period for Social Security disability benefits begins the first full month after you become disabled. The SSA will determine the exact date on which your disability began. It is essential that you retain accurate medical and work documentation so that you can prove when your disability began.

You may apply for Social Security disability benefits online or in-person. If you choose to apply in person, you may call your local office to schedule an appointment. However, not all applicants meet the criteria required to apply online. Some applicants prefer to meet in-person to have their questions and concerns addressed in real-time. Our Social Security lawyers in San Antonio can guide you on the best way to apply and the appropriate timing.

At Khattar Law, our attorneys offer personalized assistance throughout the disability benefits application process. If the SSA requires more information than you initially provide within your disability benefits application, our attorneys can coordinate with them on your behalf.

We only get paid if you qualify for disability benefits. In other words, our attorney fee is conditional upon securing a favorable outcome for you. We do not take more than 25% of your backpay (the benefits you would have received from the date of your application) and we cap our fee in Social Security disability benefit fees at $6,000. If 25% of the backpay exceeds $6,000, we will only collect $6,000.

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Securing the Disability Benefits You Deserve

The SSA considers various factors when deciding whether to approve or reject a claim for benefits. When you apply for disability benefits, you may have to go through a lengthy process. If your disability does not fall under the list of medical conditions that the SSA considers to be disabilities, you may have to provide further proof of your condition. The SSA may require additional medical tests and reports to approve benefits for your disability. You may even need a vocational expert to assess your capacity to work. The SSA will consider factors including:

  • your ability to work
  • your chances of returning to work
  • whether you have any dependents
  • the severity and duration of your condition
  • your age
  • your education history

The most qualified disability attorneys are well-versed in helping you provide these details and understand the various rules and laws applicable to disability cases.

Working With a San Antonio Social Security Disability Lawyer

When you first meet with our attorneys, we will conduct a consultation. This is our chance to learn everything about you and your case. We can conduct this vital step either over the phone or in-person.

Once we help you begin the application process, we can guide you through gathering and completing all the necessary paperwork, doing our best to predict any problems that may arise. If we think you should meet with other experts to ensure a robust application, we may advise that as well.

If the SSA denies your application, we will help with all four levels of the appeals process. We can help with reconsideration, pre-hearings, hearings, and court representation.

Speak with an experienced Social Security disability lawyer to explore the options available to you. Contact Khattar Law at 210-923-1234 to schedule your free consultation regarding your eligibility for disability benefits.

We serve clients in these locations: Seguin, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Kyle, Guadalupe County, Converse, Comal County