Our Social Security Disability Practice

Our Approach

My firm is dedicated to helping you at every step of the Social Security disability process. 


  • Initial Application
  • Reconsideration Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Federal Court Appeals

Every client gets a free consultation with Jonathan Heeps. I believe that you should be represented by a local law firm and a local attorney.  I don't employ non-attorney representatives and I don't farm out your case to a contract attorney. You are more than just a nine digit number to me. I will review any documentation you have including your Social Security electronic folder, hearing decision, or medical records. If you decide to hire my firm there will be some paperwork that you need to fill out before I can begin representation. 


Applying for disability is a team effort between me and you. Claimant's who are invested in their own case are more likely to be successful. It is very important that you get medical treatment, if you don't have insurance please call my office and I will assist you in finding public programs that could potentially help you get the medical care you need. Occasionally I will send you forms to take with you to your doctor visits. Doctor's are more likely to complete these forms if you ask them during your visit. I handle all the other aspects of your disability claim. I file all the paperwork with social security. I  request your medical records and submit them to Social Security. I represent you at the hearing and make the strongest legal case for your claim.  


I've found that our clients truly appreciate the time and effort we put into every aspect of their lives. We're here to help you and that's something we don't take lightly. Whether you are thinking about filing for benefits, already filed, have a hearing scheduled, or have already been denied let us help you. I offer free consultations and only get paid if you win. I approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. I fight for you! 

Initial Application

I can assist you in filing the initial application for disability benefits. The initial application is reviewed by Disability Determination Services (DDS). It takes on average 3 to 5 months to get a decision from DDS. Most claimant's are denied at this level regardless of whether you are represented or not. 

Initial Application FAQs

Reconsideration Appeals

If your initial application has been denied, I can file a reconsideration appeals. This appeal is also reviewed by the Disability Determination Services (DDS). On average a reconsideration appeal takes 3 to 5 months. Unfortunately, the vast majority of reconsideration appeals are denied with a rubber stamp. 

Reconsideration Appeals FAQs

Administrative Hearings

If your reconsideration appeal has been denied, I can help you file a Request for Hearing. It takes an average of 8-12 months to scheduled a hearing before an ALJ depending on the office your claim is assigned to. I will request your medical records and send forms to your doctors. Once a hearing is set I will schedule a time to meet either in person or over the phone. I will be present during your hearing and make sure the ALJ follows the law.

Administrative Hearings FAQs

Administrative Appeals

Represented by another attorney or had your claim denied by an ALJ? Call me and I will review your decision for free. I have successfully appealed numerous claimant's whose claim was denied. It usually takes between 6-14 months for administrative appeals. These appeals are "paper" appeals meaning there is no hearing on the appeal. If your denial is overturned you will get another hearing. 

Administrative Appeals FAQs

Federal Court Appeals

If you have exhausted all your administrative appeals you can still file a claim in Federal District Court. If you were represented by another attorney or a non-attorney representative, call me and I will review your case file to determine whether your case warrants an appeal to the Federal Court. 

Federal Court Appeals Practice

Our Team

Jonathan A. Heeps, Attorney, Social Security Disability, Arlington, Texas, SSI, SSDI, Lawyer,

Jonathan Heeps, Esq.

 

Jonathan was born and raised in North Texas. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2006 and received my Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2010.   For just under a decade he has represented claimant's in over 1,500 disability hearings in all fifty states. Jonathan has worked for several of the nation's largest and most prestigious Social Security Disability firms. Many national firms still contract with our office to represent their clients in Texas. 


Jonathan resides in Arlington, Texas with his wife Kalyn and two dogs. They are expecting their first child in 2019. 

Education

Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2010)

Texas Wesleyan University (B.B.A., 2006)


Bar Admission

Star Bar of Texas, 2010 (All Courts)

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


Professional Associations

Arlington Bar Association  - President Elect 2018

Arlington Young Lawyers Association

Tarrant County Bar Association

Dallas Area Social Security Claimant Attorneys

National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR)