Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability is for people who are younger than age 65, who have become disabled and can’t work. If you have worked enough to gain sufficient work credits, you can apply for SSD. If not, then you can apply for another program called SSI. Both pay monthly income benefits and health care expenses. We can file your application from our office and can usually see you either the same day or the next.
Having an experienced Social Security attorney can make the difference between winning and losing. The firm’s founder, Victor Makris, is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, of which disability law is a part. Fewer than 3% of Texas Attorneys have this distinction.
Makris Law Firm has a history spanning over three decades of helping thousands of social security disability applicants get both SSD and SSI benefits. The key to winning is preparation, and part of preparation is getting the medical records and other evidence you need to win your case. Part of winning may also involve appealing. If necessary, our Social Security attorneys will appeal cases all the way to Federal Court and we are one of the few firms that will do that.
To show our commitment, we moved our main offices right across the street from the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals on Bissonnet St.
The basic proof you have to show is that:
- You have a disability that interferes with your ability to work;
- The disability can be shown with medical evidence;
- The disability is likely to last more than one year or is expected to result in death;
- You can’t do your past work, and there is no other type of work you could do full time, day by day – 40 hours per week.
You are more likely to win with an attorney than without. Going up against the Government alone is intimidating. We have also found that most people who represent themselves do not have much success and end up contacting us to appeal after they lose and wind up having to wait longer. Social Security can and does call their own expert witnesses in your case who cross examine you. Donâ€™t do this alone without a lawyer. We will prepare your case, order your records, research the regulations to see if you are presumed disabled, go to hearing with you and cross examine.
The earlier we get involved, the better we can help you. Whether you are preparing to file or have been denied, the experienced lawyers at Makris Law Firm can help.
Call today for a next day free consultation 713.526.9966 or, if outside of Houston, call toll free 1.888.625.7471 (1.888.MAKRIS1).