Dedicated SSD Attorneys

Dire Need Claims in Plano

How to Receive Your Benefits Fast

Filing for Social Security Disability benefits in Texas can be an extremely long process, but under certain circumstances, you may qualify to have your claim brought up the list and dealt with faster.

To be eligible to have your claim expedited, you must demonstrate that you are under difficult circumstances, including the following:

  • Has a terminal illness
  • Is homeless
  • Faces foreclosure / eviction
  • Has some other dire need, such as no longer being able to afford utilities

Expediting Your SSSD Hearing

There are various ways to request an expedited review, beginning with a "dire need" letter. In this letter, you explain your circumstances in detail and why you need your case examined as soon as possible. This can include needing financial assistance to:

  • Continue your treatment or medicine
  • Prevent an eviction or home foreclosure
  • Pay critical bills

Evidence of your financial emergency should be included with your correspondence, such as copies of payment demands.

You can also request an on-the-record review (OTR). This is a letter sent to the office arranging or conducting the hearing to review the case before the hearing takes place. OTRs are typically sent when a person's health situation has worsened and immediate financial relief is needed. An OTR request will need to be supported with evidence regarding the declining medical condition.

Accelerating your hearing with the ODAR can result in faster payment of SSD benefits. The advantages of submitting a dire need letter or requesting an on-the-record review include:

  • Reducing the time spent waiting for the hearing to take place
  • If your request to expedite the hearing is denied or the early review takes place and your claim is rejected, you can still proceed with the hearing

Contact a Plano Social Security Disability Lawyer Today

A skilled Plano Social Security attorney can help determine if you qualify for a dire need claim, and then actually get your claim expedited. We will work with your medical providers to ensure that we can quickly obtain your medical records and whatever information is required. Whatever it takes, an unyielding Social Security disability from our firm can help you through each step of the way, striving to ensure that you receive your full rights as soon as possible, working to avoid delays.

Especially if you are in pressing circumstances, you know that time is of the essence. You need to act quickly to gain the benefits that you need and deserve. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that you are facing difficulties and that it is urgent that you receive the help you need to move on in life.

Working with our firm, you will find dedicated Social Security attorneys who will fight to ensure that you get the benefits you need, when you need them. Plano attorneys at our firm have over two decades of combined experience, so you can be assured that your claims are in capable hands.

Call our Plano SSD firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm!

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