Irving is a vibrant and unique city in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex – and it is growing fast. If you live in Irving Texas, and you are looking for information about and help with social security disability benefits, you have come to the right place.
Social security disability law is federal law: the same rules and regulations apply to a disability claimant living in Irving Texas, and a disability claimant living in another part of the country.
But where you live does matter in a social security disability claim. And if you live in Irving, and are disabled, we hope this information is helpful.
Social Security Disability Benefits: Important Facts about Irving Texas
Irving Texas has a Slightly LOWER Percentage of Adult Residents getting Social Security Disability
Irving has a high number of people who have no medical insurance
Persons with health insurance, under age 65 years
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years
Irving is ethnically diverse
The Majority of Irving Residents are “Non-White”
Race “Other than White”
More Irving Households speak Language other than English
English spoken at home
Language other than English spoken at home
Irving Resident are Computer/internet Savvy
Households with a computer, 2016-2020
2 Keys to Winning Disability Benefits in Irving
Regular and Ongoing Medical Treatment
Key #1: Medical Care
Securing medical treatment when you are not able to work is a challenge – both in Irving and in Texas in general. Most medical insurance is tied to employment: lose your job, you lose your medical insurance. COBRA extended benefits are expensive, and you have a short time window to exercise these rights. The above census data “pie charts” show Irving has a high rate of residence without medical insurance.
Many Irving residents pursue social security disability benefits at least in part to secure medical treatment via Medicare or Medicaid. But the cruel irony is that without ongoing medical treatment Irving residents will have trouble winning disability benefits.
Free of low cost medical services in Texas are provided on a county, not city, basis. Irving is in Dallas county. Fortunately, Irving has a number of low cost/free medical care options available:
Los Barrios Unidos
Dallas Metrocare Services (mental health care)
1350 N Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75211
1350 N Westmoreland Rd, Dallas, Texas 75211
Key #2: Hire Experienced, social security disability lawyer who Specializes in Social Security Disability
It should come as no surprise we think the Denman Law Office is a great choice for Irving social security disability representation. But with this page we hope to give you as a Irving resident who might be wondering about social security disability, the best information possible, whether you hire attorney Denman or not!
Choosing a social security disability attorney is not much different than any other hiring decision for a service that is of critical import to your life. You look for experience and specialization. You look for someone who offices close to your community, with who you can communicate easily.
Two Social Security Disability Offices Cover Irving
Zip Codes 75059-75064
10824 N US 75-Central Expy 1000, Dallas, TX 75231
Zip Codes 75014-75017, and 75038-75039
2010 TX-360, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Two Office of Hearings & Appeals Offices Cover Irving
Most Irving social security disability claims– like all disability claims in Texas –eventually go before an Administrative Law Judge for decision. The ALJ hearing is where Irving disability claimants have the best chance for benefit approval. Disability claims for those living in Irving are handled in either the Office of Hearing Operation (“OHO”) for North Dallas, or the OHO for In Fort Worth Texas.
Traditionally ALJ hearings for disability claimants who live in Irving have been held in person at the North Dallas OHO or the Fort Worth OHO. (i.e., Irving claimants were required to travel to the Dallas Merit Drive location or the Downtown Fort Worth location for their hearing).
With the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic, all OHO offices stopped conducting in person hearings in favor of video or telephone-based hearings. Claimants still had the right to demand an in-person hearing but had to wait until in-person hearings were re-started only recently.
In addition, because video and telephone hearings did require claimant travel, many Irving cases are being assigned to OHO offices OTHER than the OHO office in North Dallas or Fort Worth.
Currently OHO continues to give claimants the option of a phone or video hearing. While the situation continues to be a bit unsettled, it appears those agreeing to a video or phone hearing will get their hearing date sooner than those demanding an in-person hearing.
Attorney Denman has appeared numerous times before all the ALJs in the North Dallas OHO and Fort Worth OHO in his 30 year career, and can also advice Irving disability clients about this important ALJ hearing decision: in-person, telephone, or video?