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Disability Requirements

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Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

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How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

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SSD SSI Definitions

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SSDRC Disability Blog

Filing a Disability Appeal in Texas

Whether a disability applicant in Texas is filing an appeal on an SSI claim, SSD claim, or on a concurrent SSI/SSD disability denial ("concurrent" means the claim was taken in both programs, which is fairly common) , they have sixty days to appeal their denial.

Actually, they have their sixty-day appeal period, plus five days for mailing, from the date of their Social Security disability denial notice (the date usually stamped in the upper right hand corner of the notice).

Note: this does not mean that the appeal should be submitted by the 65th day, but, rather, this means that the SSD or SSI appeal must be at the Social Security office by the sixty-fifth day, or an individualís disability appeal could be denied for late filing.

Late appeals

Most Social Security offices are fairly flexible if an individual has a good reason for the late filing of their appeal, however administrative law judges in Texas are not so flexible with late appeal filing. In fact, many administrative law judges deny hearing requests on the basis that the appeal was not filed timely and they may actually do this on the day that the claimant and their disability representative, or disability attorney, show up at the hearing office for the holding of the hearing.

The point should be well-taken: do not send in late appeals because even if the Social Security office accepts a late appeal, the judge assigned to the case may come to a different conclusion many months later (perhaps a year or more later, which means a considerable amount of time has been invested--and lost--in the case).

Common questions about filing for disability in Texas
Filing the appeal in Texas

When your file your appeal, you should indicate recent treatment (new treatment dates or sources since their last denial) sources or even send in the new medical records (keep a copy for yourself just in case they get lost) if you have them. Be sure to complete all information on the disability appeal report form and return any requested forms with your appeal.

Currently, disability appeals can be completed online or through paperwork. No matter which method you choose, remember to return anything that is requested. It is not a bad idea to follow up on your appeal with Social Security with a phone call or visit to the office. Social Security offices are very busy places that often serve hundreds of people everyday; consequently there may be times that things fall through the cracks so to speak. A phone call often will get the ball rolling again if your appeal has not made it out of the Social Security office (to disability determination services where a disability examiner will work on making the medical decision).

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

General information

What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
When do you file for Texas disability benefits? - when you become disabled
SSI vs Social Security Disability in Texas
Winning a Social Security Disability or SSI award in Texas
Disability for depression in Texas
Disability approval process - Getting disability in Texas
Resource links for Filing a Texas disability application
Can I apply for temporary and later permanent Disability in Texas?
How much can I get from Social Security Disability in Texas?
Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
Social Security Disability Status in Texas

Disabiity appeals in Texas

What if you get denied disability in Texas?
Can you avoid a Social Security Disability Denial in Texas?
The Social Security Disability and SSI appeals process in Texas
Starting an appeal on a disability claim in Texas
What are the chances of winning a disability appeal in Texas?
How many disability appeals do you get in Texas?
Filing a Texas Disability Appeal

Disability Hearings in Texas

How long does it take to get a disability hearing decision in Texas?
Going to and getting ready for a disability hearing in Texas
Don't waste your Texas disability hearing - be prepared
Qualifying for disability at a hearing in Texas

Texas Disability Attorney questions

Get a qualified disability attorney, lawyer, advocate in Texas
Should you get help from a disability attorney in Texas if you have not filed yet?
What does a disability lawyer in Texas do to help you win benefits?
How Much Are The Fees For A Disability Lawyer In Texas?
How do Disability Lawyers in Texas get paid their fees?
Qualifying For Disability in Texas, will I qualify?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Disability qualifications - Who will qualify is based on functional limitations
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to file for disability and the information needed by Social Security
What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI? Part I
To get a Social Security Disability or SSI Award do you have to have a Permanent Disability?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
Do Lawyers Improve The Chances of Winning Social Security Disability or SSI?
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability - The Process of Qualifying for Benefits
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
How long does it take to get disability?