Baltimore, Maryland (Baltimore County) residents have access to a number of experienced Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates who are available to help the disabled navigate the application process for disability benefits. If you or a loved one plans to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, a Baltimore attorney will make the complicated process much more manageable.
The Baltimore hearing office is currently handling 9,250 pending cases and has a total wait time of 424 days. Although the Social Security Disability application process often takes months or even years to complete, many Baltimore applicants find disability payments to be worth waiting for. As of December 2011, 19,470 individuals collected Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Baltimore County, while 14,727 individuals collected Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in Baltimore County.
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You can begin the application process by filling out the necessary forms online or in person at a local Social Security office. Below you will find a list of offices located in the Baltimore County area:
1010 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
6820 Hospital Dr
Baltimore, MD 21237
Ste 415 Rotunda Mall
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Consulting with a Baltimore Social Security Disability Attorney
Applicants who have legal representation are more likely to be approved for disability benefits than applicants who do not have legal representation. This is often because an attorney or advocate will make sure you follow the application procedures completely and accurately. Mistakes and missing information can cause you to be denied.
Learn more about hiring an attorney, here.
A Baltimore Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Howard County: Dundalk, Edgemere, Rosedale, Essex, Rossville, Parkville, Carney, Woodlawn, Lochearn, Milford Mill, Randallstown, Ellicot City, Catonsville, Arbutus, Glen Burnie, Pumphrey, Ferndale, Elkridge, and Columbia, MD.
Contact the Baltimore Bar Association to inquire about the legal professionals available in your area.
Baltimore County Bar Association
100 County Courts Building,
401 Bosley Avenue,
Towson, MD 21204
Baltimore Disability Hearings
If you are denied during the initial stages of the application process, you will be required to schedule an appeal hearing at the Baltimore Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Below are the approval rates for the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle Social Security Disability appeal hearings in the Baltimore hearing office:
|Clark, William F.||41.18%|
|Due, Douglas R.||87.63%|
|Emerson, Andrew M.||54.78%|
|Kuperman, Frances P.||72.12%|
|Leary, Joseph F.||75.32%|
|Mittleman, Vivian W.||61.42%|
|Olmscheid, Melvin G.||57.48%|
|Pace, Timothy C.||63.64%|
|Scully-Hayes, Kathleen||Not Available|
|Selland, R. Dirk||50.93%|
|Young, Robert W.||38.68%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
An experienced Baltimore lawyer may be well acquainted with the ALJs in his or her local hearing office, having handled many cases together. This information may be used to prepare your case effectively if your lawyer knows exactly what your judge is looking for.
Appeal hearings are often scheduled to be held months away. If you cannot wait months to receive a decision—due to financial or health related complications, a congressman can intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to expedite your appeal hearing. Your local congressman is:
1010 Park Ave # 105,
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 685-9199
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