Social Security Disability – Arlington TX

Arlington Texas is a vibrant and unique city in the Mid-Cities area of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex – located in Tarrant County between Dallas and Fort Worth. If you live in Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington, and are disabled, we hope this information is helpful.

Social Security Disability Benefits: Important Facts about Arlington Texas

Arlington Texas has a Slightly lower Percentage of Adult Residents getting Social Security Disability


Disabled workers

Arlington 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

Arlington is ethnically diverse

More Arlington Residents Report They are “Non White”

Race “Other than White”

More Arlington Households speak Language other than English compared to the US as a Whole – but not in Texas

English spoken at home

Language other than English spoken at home

Arlington Resident are Computer/internet  Savvy

Households with a computer, 2016-2020

2 Keys to Winning Disability Benefits in Arlington

Regular and Ongoing Medical Treatment

Key #1: Medical Care

Securing medical treatment when you are not able to work is a challenge – both Arlington 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 Arlington has a very high rate of residence without medical insurance.

Many Arlington 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 Arlington residents will have trouble winning disability benefits.

Fortunately, Arlington has a number of low cost/free medical care options available:

JPS Health Network (John Peter Smith Hospital)


Tarrant County MHMR (mental health care)

601 W. Sanford, Ste.11, Arlington, TX 76011

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 Arlington social security disability representation. But with this page we hope to give you as a Arlington 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.

Social Security Administration Disability Office for Arlington Texas

2010 N STATE HWY 360

Office of Hearings Operations for Arlington Texas

Most Arlington social security disability claims– like all disability claims in Texas –eventually go before an Administrative Law Judge for decision. The ALJ hearing is where Arlington disability claimants have the best chance for benefit approval. Disability claims for those living in Arlington Texas are handled in the Fort Worth Office of Hearing Operation (“OHO”) located in downtown Fort Worth Texas.

Traditionally ALJ hearings for disability claimants who live in Arlington have been held in person at this Fort Worth OHO (i.e., Arlington disability claimants were required to travel to the downtown Fort Worth OHO 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 Arlington cases are being assigned to OHO offices OTHER than the OHO office in 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 fort Worth OHO in his 30 year career, and can also advise Arlington clients on the important ALJ hearing decision: in-person, telephone, or video?


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