Odessa, Texas is a mid-sized city and the seat of county government in Ector County. The city reported a population of nearly 100,000 in the 2010 national census. As the county seat, the county government and administrative positions are among the common employment opportunities for Odessa residents. City administration and government are also big factors in the local employment market, and the healthcare, education and retail industries round out the economic base of the city.
Odessa is serviced by the Social Security Administration’s Region 6 district office in Dallas. The Dallas regional office distributes Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income to individuals. SSDI is awarded to people who are unable to work as a result of total or complete disability. To qualify for SSDI, you must not only meet the SSA’s disability requirements, you must also have accumulated sufficient work credits throughout the course of your employment during the previous decade. If you do not meet the work credit requirements, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.
Apply for Odessa Social Security Disability Benefits
The application process for Odessa Social Security Disability benefits is a long and complicated one. The Social Security Administration only approves about 32 percent of initial claims which are reviewed in the Dallas regional office, which means the other 78 percent of applicants must request a second review and many also need to file an appeal if they are denied a second time.
With only about 11 percent of those who receive a second review of their SSD claim being found eligible for benefits, the majority of people who are initially denied must proceed through the appeals process. An appeal will put your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge. The ALJ will make a final determination on your eligibility for SSD and/or SSI benefits.
A lack of sufficient or appropriate medical documentation is the most common reason for Odessa SSD claims being denied. It is in your best interest to hire a Pasadena Social Security Disability attorney to assist you in putting together your application and ensuring that all the appropriate medical documents and other details are all in order prior to submission of your claim. This increases your chances of being found eligible for SSD benefits during the initial review process and reduces the likelihood that you’ll need to go through a second review and an appeal hearing.
If you are denied benefits though, an Odessa Social Security lawyer can educate you on the application process. He or she will review your case, ensure you receive the right ongoing medical care, and that all the appropriate documentation related to your disability is present in your file. Your Odessa disability attorney will also help you get ready for your appeal hearing as well, if one is required.
Listed below you will find the local Social Security office which accepts Odessa Social Security Disability applications:
Odessa Social Security Disability
2015 E 37th St.
Odessa, TX 79762
Odessa Social Security Disability Resources
In order to be found eligible for SSD benefits, you must show you’ve received ongoing medical care for any disabling conditions you may have. This can be very hard when you have limited income. Here are some free and low cost Odessa disability resources for receiving medical treatment, including resources in the Midland area.
Ector County Hospital District
Family Health Clinic
500 W. 4th St.
Odessa, TX 79761
Midland Community Health Center – Women’s Clinic
4214 Andrews Hwy.
Midland, TX 79703
Midland Community Health Clinic
801 E Florida Ave., Suite 1090,
Midland, TX 79701
Your Odessa Disability Claim
Ensuring the right medical documentation is present in your SSD claim is essential to being approved for disability benefits. Prior to filing your initial application with your local SSA office, you should consider getting a free case evaluation from an Odessa Social Security lawyer. The review will cost you nothing upfront and can greatly improve your chances of receiving benefits. Disability attorneys are only paid if you receive SSD benefits.