Waco Social Security Disability FAQs

Why do I need a lawyer to help me? Why should I hire Makris Law Firm?

Makris Law Firm is a highly experienced firm with the ability to help you with your Social Security case and other matters when you need us. In addition to Social Secu…
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When should I contact an attorney about representation?

You should contact an attorney before you file a claim with the Social Security Administration. Makris Law Firm can help you plan a strategy to win your case from the …
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If I need to apply, what should I do?

First you contact Social Security. Second you will need to provide information on your medical conditions, treatment, medication, and work history. You can apply onlin…
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If I applied but was denied, what should I do?

You should appeal. To appeal, you must make your request in writing within 60 days from the date you received a denial letter. Five days after the date on the letter b…
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How much does it cost to hire an attorney for my Social Security disability case?

Health problems stopped you from working. You’re struggling with a loss of income. Hiring a lawyer for your Social Security Disability claim sounds expensive. But…
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Where is Makris Law Firm located? Does Makris Law Firm offer appointments?

Our main office is on Bissonnett Street between I-59S and Beltway 8. Both highways can be seen from the parking lot. We also have an office on Bellaire and 610 where c…
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Does Makris Law Firm offer telephone appointments?

Yes. We can often schedule a same-day or next-day appointment from the time you call our office. An attorney is always available in emergency situations. Please feel f…
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What does it mean that Victor Makris is a “Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer”?

To become board certified, an attorney must have:


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Who is eligible for disability benefits from Social Security?

Under Social Security rules, you’re only considered disabled (and eligible for benefits) if a medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from working for at…
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Are mental illnesses eligible for disability benefits?

Yes. Mental illness is a common reason for people to receive Social Security Disability benefits. In fact, more than…
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If I win my case, will I receive medical help in addition to cash benefits?

That depends. If you’ve been eligible for Social Security Disability for two years – whether you’ve actually received the benefits or not – you qualify for Med…
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How can I find out if my medical condition qualifies for disability benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has developed a list of medical conditions and illnesses that may qualify you for benefits. To find out if your medical condit…
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What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicaid is a program for people with limited resources. Many disabled people who get Medicaid get it because they are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To get SS…
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If I receive notice that I will have a hearing, what should I do?

Your greatest chance to win your claim is at the hearing level, when a judge will personally meet with you and hear your complaints and problem. It is important to hir…
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What questions should I ask someone before hiring them to help me with my disability case?


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If I win my disability case, how much money will I receive?

For Social Security Disability benefits, it all depends upon how much you have worked and earned in the past. For disabled widow’s or widower’s benefits, it depend…
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What are My Chances of Winning SSD in Houston?

In recent years, around two-thirds of people who apply get denied. Then you have to appeal the decision. The most important part of appealing the decision is your he…
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What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?


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I’m in interested in talking with The Makris Law Firm. What should I do?

Contact our office today. We’ll arrange a consultation to discuss the details of your case.


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