Unfortunately, with the aging population the cost to provide disability benefits has sky-rocketed. In fact, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, costs have now exceeded an estimated $300 billion annually in the United States. So what are the most common causes of disability within the aging population? According to the HHS, “the three most common causes of disability continued to be arthritis or rheumatism (affecting an estimated 8.6 million persons), back or spine problems (7.6 million), and heart trouble (3.0 million).”
If you are disabled and unable to work and you are considering applying for SSDI benefits in Texas you may be wondering what steps you need to take to ensure you are approved. Recently, on our Social Security Disability forum a user asked, “What steps should I take to apply for SSDI benefits in Texas?”
It is not unusual for many disability applicants to file their own Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application only to find it summarily denied. The disability applicant is left wondering whether they should simply file again, begin a long and what can be arduous appeals process, or attempt to go back to work.
One of the biggest concerns about hiring a disability lawyer or non-attorney advocate is how much it will cost. The good news is, like many other lawyers, disability lawyers and non-attorney advocates are paid on a contingency fee basis and only paid if you win your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim.
Although the SSA has made it easier to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits online or in person, there are still certain things SSDI applicants must do to expedite the SSDI application process. For instance, disability applicants must provide specific documents to the SSA and answer certain questions to ensure the SSDI application process goes as smoothly as possible.