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Disability Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas

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Jackie Jakab, Disability Attorney
Jackie Jakab
Lead Attorney
March 29, 2024  ·  1 min read
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See if you qualify

If you’re a San Antonion whose unable to work because of an injury or medical condition, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Texas does not have a statewide disability program, but you can get monthly benefits and healthcare coverage through the U.S. government.

Here’s the thing: Applying for federal disability benefits can be a long, complicated process. Working with a disability lawyer eases the burden and increases your chances of winning benefits by three times. So if you’re looking for a disability lawyer in San Antonio, read our guide below for next steps. 

We've helped 16,894 people in Texas apply for benefits.

Social Security disability benefits in Texas

Texas does not have a state disability program, but Texans can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration administers two disability programs with differing eligibility requirements and benefits: 

  • Social Security Disability Insurance: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for individuals unable to work because of a disability. To qualify, you must have earned at least 40 work credits and paid into Social Security taxes during their working years. 

  • Supplemental Security Income: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need-based program for people with disabilities and those over 65. To be eligible, individuals must not make more than $943 per month or have more than $2,000 in assets. 

For more information on the eligibility requirements, check out our guide on SSDI and SSI.

How much are disability benefits in Texas?

The maximum payment amount for Social Security Disability Insurance, regardless of what state you’re in, is $3,822 per month. For Supplemental Security Income, the nationwide max is $943 per month. Your exact amount depends on your work history and income. In Texas, the average SSDI payment is $1,702 and SSI is $583.

In addition to monthly cash benefits, beneficiaries also qualify for healthcare coverage, with Medicare for SSDI and Medicaid for SSI. 

Disability Payment Amounts in Texas

Do I need a disability lawyer in San Antonio?

The Social Security Administration doesn’t require you to have a lawyer to apply for Social Security disability benefits. But having a lawyer by your side, especially for a disability hearing if you have one, increases your chances of winning benefits by three times. 

A disability lawyer will take the headache out of the paperwork and will build a case tailored to your medical condition and specific needs. Disability lawyers know exactly what answers the SSA is looking for in your application and will know the right medical evidence necessary to prove your disability claim.

Atticus lawyers in San Antonio

Here are just a few Atticus lawyers who serve San Antonio and beyond:

Morgan and Weisbrod

Kristi Ward Stephens Disability Law

Packard Law Firm

11551 Forest Central Dr., Suite 300, Dallas, Texas 75243

5315-B Cypress Creek Pkwy., Ste. 156, Houston, Texas 77069

1100 NW Loop, 410 Suite, San Antonio, Texas 78213

“I contacted Atticus looking for assistance with my disability appeal, they acted very fast and got me in touch with Packard Law Firm. Packard has already started the appeal process. Thank you for your help and fast response.” - James B., Atticus client

SSA offices in San Antonio

There are four SSA field offices in San Antonio. Call ahead and make an appointment to apply for disability benefits in person at your nearest office. Know that an SSA claims representative can answer your questions, but they can’t offer legal advice.

San Antonio

3438 E Southcross Blvd 

San Antonio, TX 78223

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (866) 964-7432

Fax Number: (833) 950-3023

San Antonio

402 Isom Rd

San Antonio, TX 78216

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (866) 571-0718

Fax Number: (833) 515-0518

San Antonio

411 Richland Hills Dr 

San Antonio, TX 78245

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (877) 697-4799

Fax Number: (833) 950-2418

San Antonio

727 E Cesar Chavez Rm 701 7Th Fl

San Antonio, TX 78206

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Phone Number: (877) 405-0482

Fax Number: (833) 950-2396

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Frequently asked questions about Texas disability benefits

What qualifies you for disability in Texas?

To qualify for disability you need to have a condition that prevents you from working for at least a year. You’ll also need to meet certain work history requirements (for SSDI) or be within certain income limits (for SSI). For more on these requirements, read our full write-up here.

What conditions qualify for disability in Texas?

Any condition that will prevent you from working for a year or more can qualify for disability benefits. Some of the most common conditions include musculoskeletal disorders, mental disorders, nervous system diseases, and circulatory system diseases. See our full list of conditions that qualify here.

How long does it take to get approved for disability in Texas?

It takes an average of 7 months to get an initial disability decision in Texas. Most people who apply are initially rejected, and need to appeal this decision. If you appeal and go to a hearing, the process takes just over two years on average. Read more: How Long It Takes to Get Approved for Disability Benefits

How much does disability pay in Texas?

The average SSDI payment in Texas is $1,702 per month. The average SSI payment is $583. What you’ll earn depends on your income, or the amount you’ve historically paid into the Social Security program. Read more on what amount you can expect.

How should I prepare my disability application in Texas?

Answer the application questions truthfully, consistently, and succinctly. You should also ensure that you gather and submit all your medical records with your application. The SSA paperwork can be complicated, so our legal team has written a full guide to the application here.

Does Texas have a state disability program?

No, Texas doesn't have its own state disability program. Only five states have a state program (California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island). Residents of Texas can apply for federal disability programs (SSDI and SSI). Read more about SSDI and SSI here.

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Jackie Jakab, Disability Attorney

Jackie Jakab

Lead Attorney

Jackie Jakab is Atticus’s Legal Director. She’s a licensed attorney, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and has counseled thousands of people seeking disability benefits.
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