Texas

Social Security and Social Security Disability Insurance

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  • Apply for Social Security Benefits Online

    Apply for Social Security retirement, disability, or spouse benefits on the Social Security Administration website. Do not use to apply for SSI or children's Social Security benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • A Special Exam Is Needed For Your Disability Claim

    This leaflet tells you about the special examination or test that is needed for your disability case. If you have any further questions after reading this, call the phone number shown on the letter you received notifying you of the examination. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Disability Determination Services: Answers to Frequently Asked Question

    This is the agency that is reponsible for making decisions regarding persons applying for Social Security disability benefits in Texas. Content Detail

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    Texas Rehabilitation Commission
  • How We Decide If You Are Still Disabled

    Usually, you are reading this leaflet because you received a letter telling you we're going to review your disability. The Social Security law requires that we review all disability cases from time to time to make sure people continue to be disabled. If your health has not improved, or if your disability still keeps you from working, you will continue to receive your benefits. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Services for Disabled Adults/Children and for Senior Citizens

    Read about services available to people with disabilities and to senior citizens. Includes contact information. Content Detail

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    Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
  • Social Security: A "Snapshot"

    This factsheet provides a snapshot of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs. You can find specific information about these programs by visiting www.ssa.gov on the Internet or calling our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213, to ask for other Social Security publications or to ask to speak to a Social Security representative. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security Disability Benefits

    Who should read this booklet? You should, if you want to know more about the various kinds of disability benefits available from Social Security. This booklet will tell you who may get benefits, how to apply and what you need to know once benefits start. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security Updates

    This update provides new information for many items such as Social Security taxes and benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security: How You Earn Credits

    You earn Social Security credits when you work in a job in which you pay Social Security taxes. The credits are based on your earnings. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security: Understanding The Benefits

    Whether you're young or old, male or female, single or with a family--this booklet is for you and about you. That's because Social Security has programs that affect everybody. Chances are you're either paying Social Security taxes or getting Social Security benefits--or you're related to someone who is. Whatever your situation, this booklet has information you will find helpful and useful. It was prepared by the Social Security Administration and tells you what you need to know about Social Security while you're still working and what you need to know when it's your turn to collect benefits. It also provides an overview of Medicare and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Content Detail

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    Social Security Benefits
  • Social Security: What Every Woman Should Know

    Whether a woman works, has worked or has never worked, it is important that she knows exactly what Social Security coverage means to her. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

    Who should read this booklet? You should, now that you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits. You might think that, because the disability application process is over and your benefits are about to start, you no longer have to worry about Social Security. But what should you do if your condition improves? Or what if you want to go back to work but are afraid of losing your benefits? Knowing the answers to these and other questions now will save you a great deal of time, inconvenience and maybe some money later. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Your Right To Question The Decision To Stop Your Disability Benefits

    If you disagree with our decision that you are no longer disabled, you can appeal it. This means we will look at your case again to see if our decision is correct. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration