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Social Security Disability in Houston, TX

Qualifications to receive SSDI and SSI benefits in Houston

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Houston (SSDI) is awarded to employees who are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration (SSA) with a physical or mental health condition which is so severe that it does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months or is expected to result in the claimant's death.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Houston is only awarded to disabled employees if they have paid employment taxes and worked jobs "covered" by Social Security. In addition, the employee must have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment.

The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary based on the worker's age at the time of their disability. Most full-time workers in Houston can earn 4 work credits per year. Social Security Disability Insurance auxiliary benefits may also be paid Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22.

Houston disability claimants who have not worked or have worked but have not paid taxes will not qualify for SSDI in Houston. The Federal Government has, however, created another assistance program for the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. To qualify for Houston SSI, claimants must also have very limited income and resources.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Houston

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Your Houston social security disability lawyer or advocate knows the areas where errors can occur, such as a clerical error by the government clerk. He will make certain that such errors will not crop up in your case. Your attorney or advocate will attend to the arduous task of following up the case with the authorities. You will not have to wait in long queues at government offices.




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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Houston, Texas

Claimants can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Houston or in any other cities in the surrounding areas including: Galena Park, Pearland, Humble, South Houston, Jacinto City, Bellaire, and Pasadena by contacting the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for the Dallas Region (includes Houston)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Dallas Region services residents in the Great Plains and Southwest states including: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The address and phone number for the Dallas Regional ODAR office (which services Houston) is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Suite 460,
1301 Young Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202-5433

Telephone: (214) 767-9401
Fax: (214) 767-9407

Houston Regional Hearing Office (ODAR)

Each request for a hearing is processed in one of the Social Security Administration's 16 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. There are two Houston Regional Hearing Offices which service the Houston area and their address and phone are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
9945 Bissonnet Street,
Houston, Texas 77036-8203

Telephone: (866) 779- 5456
Fax: (713) 349- 7380

This Houston Regional Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Texas: Angleton, Brenham, Bryan, Galveston, Houston-Northwest, Houston-Southwest, McAllen, and Pasadena.

Houston Downtown Regional Hearing Office (ODAR)

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
GTML Federal Building, Suite 500,
1919 Smith Street,
Houston, Texas 77002

Telephone: (713) 654- 1090
Fax: (713) 209- 3262

The Houston Downtown Hearing Offices services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Texas: Beaumont, Conroe, Houston-Downtown, Houston-Northeast, Houston-Southeast, and Port Arthur.



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Disability Determination Services for the Houston Texas area

The Social Security Administration funds the DARS Division for Disability Determination Services (DDS) which makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Texas.

Claimants who file either SSDI or SSI will have their application forwarded to the DARS Division for Disability Determination Office for review. The Social Security Administration makes the final decision determining whether or not a person is eligible to receive federal disability benefits.

4900 N. Lamar Boulevard,
Austin, TX 78751

Phone Number: (800) 628-5115
E-mail: DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us
Web Site: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/

Mailing Address:

Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 149198,
Austin, Texas 78714-9198

Telephone: 512-437-8000


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Social Security Administration Field Offices
for the Houston area


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Houston, Texas, perform a full range of services for SSDI and SSI claimants. Houston claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

Social Security Administration
3100 Smith,
Houston, TX 77006

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
16200 Dillard Dr,
Houston, TX 77040

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
5414 Aldine Mall Rd,
Houston, TX 77039

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
8989 Lakes At 610 Dr,
Houston, TX 77054

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
10703 Stancliff Rd,
Houston, TX 77099

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213