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How to win Disability

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Social Security Disability Status in Texas

There are several ways to check the status of either a social security disability claim or SSI claim in Texas. However, the answer that is best will depend on what level of the system your claim is at and whether or not you are represented by either a social security disability attorney or non-attorney representative.

If your disability claim is at the hearing level, meaning that you have been denied on a reconsideration appeal (this is the first appeal that comes after your initial claim has been turned down), then the status call should be made to the hearing office. The social security hearing office is known as ODAR, or office of disability adjudication and review.

The number for the hearing office that has your case can easily be obtained by contacting the social security office where you originally filed your claim.

If your claim is pending at the disability application or reconsideration appeal level, then it is at your state's disability determination services agency and this is where you should call. Again, the number for your state's DDS should be easily obtainable from the social security office.

Common questions about filing for disability in Texas
In either case, however, if you have representation on your case, contact your lawyer's office and have them obtain the status of your claim. In fact, the reason for this is very practical since your representative needs to be "on the same page with you" regarding the status of your claim and what is happening with it.

Very seldom, it should be said, will it be productive to contact the social security office to get the status of your claim since A) they themselves do not get status updates from either the hearing office or disability determination services and B) they will not call either DDS or the hearing office to obtain the status of your claim for you.

On the other hand, contacting the office (the hearing office or DDS) where the claim is actually being worked on can be very helpful in getting status information.

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?