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Understanding Your Social Security Disability Benefits

If you have lost your ability to work due to illness or serious injury, your family may benefit from Social Security Disability benefits. At Law Office of Diane St. Yves, PLLC, in Houston, we understand that the application process is overwhelming, confusing and downright discouraging. Attorney Ashely Coleman has the experience and compassion to guide you through this arduous process.

Ashley Coleman has not only successfully represented hundreds of individuals at Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings nationwide, but she also worked as an attorney for the Social Security Administration Appeals Council where she reviewed countless disability decisions just like yours. Whether you have been denied or have yet to file for your benefits, we can provide step-by-step guidance at every level of the process.

How Do I Apply?

If you have yet to apply, it is important that you file your initial application as soon as you stop working. Ashley Coleman and the rest of our team can guide through this process and give you tips necessary to increase your chance of being approved earlier in the process.

It is important to remember that 80% Texans are denied two times before having a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). This can be discouraging. We will not give up on your case. We will assist you through the long appeal process and ensure that your case is properly developed for success at your hearing.

What Does It Cost To Work With An Attorney?

There are no upfront costs for us to represent you in your SSD case. The Social Security Administration regulates how attorneys are paid in your case. If you are found disabled, we are paid a flat fee 25% of your past-due benefits, no more than $6,000. Social Security will take our fee out of your benefits and pay us directly. So there are never any upfront fees to worry about. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.

Get In Touch With Ashley And Our Team

We know you have questions about he process and what to expect. We are here for you. Call 281-816-4258 and speak with Ashley or a team member about your situation, and we can advise you from there. You can also connect with us via our online form. On the form there is space to put in a question you have or a detail about your Social Security Disability situation. We serve clients in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas along with South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.