A loan of $4,375 helped to market his advocacy business.

Jose's story

An activist for differently-abled citizens, Jose represents individuals who make claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and mostly works with the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. Jose’s future plans are to work with similar nonprofit agencies.

In 2011, SSDI accounted for the income of 9.8 million people in the United States, giving them a chance earn a living with their physical limitations. As of July 2013, 54,273 Americans benefited from SSI. It is through Jose’s business, Gaucin Disability Advocacy, that qualifying citizens in San Antonio and its surrounding areas are able to receive the complete amount they are due since they are unable to work.

Jose says Gaucin Disability Advocacy offers representation, a service not available at any other law firm. Within his business, Jose offers “respect to beneficiaries and so many deserving members of our community, and (my) experience to win disabled claims in a timely fashion.”

If ever in doubt about the process of his business, Jose says the Social Security Administration offers technical advice and assistance online, through the phone, or in person. This ensures that Gaucin Disability Advocacy is complying with Federal procedures.

Though Jose has seven years’ experience working for the Social Security Administration, he recognized his weakness in marketing his business within his hometown. Needing to strengthen his weakness, Jose searched for a business loan. After learning of nonprofit microlender Accion Texas, Inc., he applied for a loan to ramp up his marketing abilities. With his loan, Jose was able to develop an image for his business and better advertise his services.

“I am passionate towards helping the disabled in their needs,” Jose says. He has the ability to help the 26,490 disabled citizens in Bexar country. A loan of $25 to Jose will help him help others.

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