When a disability leaves you unable to work, you may be unsure of what your future will look like. Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance can provide the support you need to get back on your feet after enduring a life-altering injury or illness. While SSDI can be extremely beneficial, it is also difficult to obtain. Your medical condition must be expected to last at least a year and leave you unable to work. To give yourself the best chance at securing benefits, you need the guidance of an attorney who understands this system inside and out. You need me. I proudly serve Texans in Dallas, Abilene, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, and Houston.
I understand how a health condition can be life-altering on a deeply personal level. My father, a veteran, is disabled, and my brother, when he was living, suffered with epilepsy. Growing up, I saw first-hand how less than efficient our healthcare system can be. Those who truly need help through disability often times are left without even family support, and some clients have ended up homeless. My desire to fight for what each client is eligible for, and helping some of the most vulnerable is what lead me to pursue a career as an SSDI and SSI attorney. Watching how my dad and my brother had to live with disabilities in their life only causes me to advocate for my clients as though they are my family members. I believe everyone deserves to have someone in their corner who genuinely cares about their well-being.More About Me
I know how difficult it can be to find yourself struggling financially after a disability turns your life upside down. That's why I am committed to delivering compassionate, empathetic service to every individual who walks through my door. Here, your story matters, and your voice will be heard.
I strive to be more than just a legal resource for my clients. Do you want someone by your side as you attend doctor's appointments? Give me a call—I'll be there. If you have questions or concerns along the way, I'll seek answers or provide reassurance. I'll serve as your partner through this process.
During this time of financial instability, the last thing you need is an expensive attorney who fails to get results. At my firm, your success is my success. Therefore, you won't be required to pay any fees unless I'm able to help you secure a win for your Social Security Disability Insurance case.
The things she did for me I have never seen an attorney do for their client before. I was alone in this, and she came to see me 2 times in ICU, and she went to 2 doctor appointments. No one takes the time like she does. She called several times a week just to see how I was doing. She became a caring friend. I couldn't have had a better attorney / friend. After 3 years fighting to get disability by myself, I was awarded my disability and I couldn't have done this without Ms. McIntosh. She is a wonderful person that will fight for what you need and what is right. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring about me and showing me I wasn't alone.
You count on your ability to work for both financial stability and security in your life, but what happens when an unexpected illness, injury, or disability jeopardizes your employment? The uncertainty surrounding your future can be overwhelming. When it feels as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, don't suffer in silence. Reach out for help.
Social Security Disability Insurance is different from Supplemental Security Income. If you are in need, contact my firm, the Law Office of Madeline M. McIntosh, to discuss Social Security Disability Insurance. This program was designed to provide monetary assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to their disabilities. If your application for these benefits is approved, you will receive monthly payments until you are able to return to work or you reach retirement age. Once you reach retirement age, the payments will convert to retirement benefits of the same amount.
To qualify for SSDI, you must be of working age, have a medical condition or disability that is expected to last for, or prevent you from working for, at least 12 months, satisfy the legal definition of disability, and have held jobs covered by Social Security for at least five of the last ten years. Once you have determined your eligibility, you can complete the application for benefits.
The application process may seem simple at first glance, but, in reality, difficulties are likely to arise along the way. Even the smallest error made on your application can lead to a denial of benefits. You need an attorney to lead the way. While other professionals may claim that they can provide guidance, you should only put your trust in a qualified lawyer. Schedule a consultation with me today to learn more about Social Security Disability Insurance in Dallas. I serve those in Abilene, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, and Houston, as well as throughout the state of Texas.