Social Security Disability exists for a reason — to provide hardworking Americans with benefits when injuries, diseases and other disabilities make it impossible to maintain employment. Don't delay your benefits, contact Kathleen Day today.

Corpus Christi’s Expert SSD and SSI Attorney

Disabled Coastal Bend workers who need SSD or SSI benefits trust Attorney Kathleen Day. She has been fighting for more than 20 years to get every South Texas disability claimant the full amount of benefits their injury or illness-related impairments entitle them to.

Our dedicated team fully prepares and files your disability application. We learn about your home and working life, the nature and circumstances of your disability, and your complete treatment and therapy history. We collect and use every document and supporting record to prove you qualify for disability benefits, and we stick with you until your claim is resolved.

We believe in our clients’ disability claims. If a claim is denied, we appeal for review and a full hearing. More than 50% of initial denials are won during the appeal.

SSD & SSI Experience — Dedication — Compassion

When you suffer an injury or become too ill to continue working, you need expert guidance to maximize your probability of being granted Social Security Disability benefits as quickly as possible. The Law Office of Kathleen Day is staffed by professional SSD, SSI, and Medicare advocates who take exceptional care in collecting and preparing medical records to be submitted as proof of your disability, and to build the most persuasive cases to win you the benefits you and your family deserve.

Successful SSD benefit claims are detailed, complete, and supported by compelling medical evidence and expert diagnostic opinions from your doctors. Compassion for our clients means we keep you informed about your claim’s status. Our goal is to minimize your stress and ease your anxiety through this challenging period.

Contact us at (361) 888-4342 for a free consultation.

Welcome to the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day

Kathleen L. Day grew up right here in the Coastal Bend. After graduating from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, she earned degrees at Baylor and the University of Texas Law School. She devoted her entire professional career to helping South Texans in need, concentrating her skill and energy on getting Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for those who are injured, ill, and impaired.

When you search for “Social Security Disability Attorney near me,” you’ll find you have a skilled SSD and SSI attorney as one of your neighbors. It is our mission to win your SSD and SSI case, to help you and your family.

Our Legal Team

The Right Attorneys for Your Case
  • Kathleen Day Law
    Kathleen L. Day

    Attorney, Owner

  • Kathleen Day Law
    Roxana Venecia


  • Kathleen Day Law
    Lori Flores

    Case Manager

Frequently Asked Disability Questions

Get Answers From Our Corpus Christi Disability Attorneys

The Social Security Disability Act defines it as “the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death, or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”


The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of benefits to disabled Americans. Depending on your work history, how much income you earn per month and whether you have contributed to the Social Security system, you may be eligible for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

SSDI benefits are available to individuals who have spent their lives working and paying into the Social Security system. SSI is available to low-income individuals, those who have not paid into the Social Security system or those who have not earned enough money in their lifetimes to qualify for SSDI.

The qualification process, as well as the types and amount of benefits  under these systems, vary.

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, attorney Kathleen Day carefully evaluates each client’s work history, income level and disability to determine whether SSDI or SSI benefits are available. Based on this analysis, our firm helps clients prepare SSDI or SSI applications that give them the best chance of obtaining the benefits they need to pay for medical treatments, pay their bills and support their families.


A complex list of requirements must be met in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. We help clients prove their disabilities.

Social Security benefits are only available to those whose disabilities prevent them from working. If you are still working, there is a limit on the amount of income you can earn without becoming ineligible for Social Security benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will closely evaluate the nature and extent of your injury. In order to qualify for benefits, the SSA must deem your impairment to be disabling, preventing or limiting your ability to work for up to one year.

The SSA has a list of prescribed conditions considered to be so severe as to be disabling. If your impairment is not included in this list of disabilities, or is not similar to a prescribed condition, you will not qualify for benefits.

Your work history, skill set and education level will also be considered by SSA when deciding whether to grant benefits. The SSA considers not only whether you will be able to return to your previous work, but whether you will be able to maintain any type of employment.


Do not wait even a day. Generally, it is better to apply soon than later. You can actually apply on the day you become disabled, as long as you expect to be disabled for 12 months or longer.



We guide our clients through the SSD system in the most efficient manner possible and avoid the common pitfalls experienced by many trying to navigate the system without legal representation, including:

  • i. Applying for the wrong type of Social Security benefit
  • ii. Incomplete Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) applications
  • iii. Missed deadlines
  • iv. Incomplete medical evidence that fails to show proof of impairment

In order to obtain your SSDI or SSI benefits, it may be necessary to appear at an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). These hearings are akin to mini courtroom trials, involving witness testimony, exhibits and expert evaluations. The SSA will have an attorney who will cross-examine you and your witnesses, downplay the severity of your disability and attack your credibility.

It is important to have an experienced lawyer who understands how these hearings work, knows how to effectively present your case to the ALJ and who can protect your interests during these hearings.

Client Testimonials

Our Clients Always Come First

My daughter was diagnosed w/ MS at age 21. She applied for disability and was denied. I worked for the SSA as an SSI Claims Representative. I could not represent her because I worked for the agency and was considered a conflict of interest.

I was familiar with the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day. They were knowledgeable, efficient, and very professional. They obtained medical records and kept her medical file up to date. They represented her at the reconsideration and hearing levels. My daughter was found disabled and was awarded benefits since the day she filed her claim.

When I retired from the SSA after 27 years, I filed for disability also due to multiple medical issues. I too hired the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day. My case was denied at hearing level and appealed. A second hearing was held and I was awarded benefits and received backpay since the day I filed.

– Ida M. Herrera
Retired Claims Representative
Alice, Texas

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Why Hire Our Firm?

A Tradition of Doing the Right Thing
  • We Gather and File Supporting Documents

    Meet with us informally, tell us about your circumstances, and we build your case and file your claim. We handle it all.

  • We Love Helping Our Neighbors

    We grew up right here in South Texas. Getting our clients the relief they need when they most need it is our mission.

  • We’re with You at Every Stage of the Process

    You will never be alone. Our lawyer attends every hearing and represents your interests through to the end of the case.

  • No Fee Until You Get Benefits

    You pay NOTHING until you receive your SSD or SSI payment, and then the fee is set by the government.

  • Winning SSD / SSI Cases for Over 20 Years

    Attorney Day’s expertise in disability law is exceptional. She’s built a team of professionals who know how to win.

  • We Treat You with Respect and Dignity

    You worked for your SSD or SSI benefits. Your dignity is not diminished by your disability. We welcome you and thank you.