Kansas City (Jackson County), MO disability attorneys are available to help residents who are looking to apply for disability benefits. Disability benefits are meant for people who are out of work for a year due to a long term disability. Currently, there are 5,108 pending cases at the Kansas City Hearing office and the wait time is 389 days. As of December 2011, there were 22,135 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 16,306 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Jackson County.
You can apply for disability either online at ssa.gov or at one of the local offices listed below:
Kansas City, MO 64132
2021 Independence Ave
Kansas City, MO 64124
4240 S Lee Summit Dr
Independence, MO 64055
Hiring a Kansas City Disability Attorney
Kansas City is home to many disability attorney and advocates who can help you with your claim. They do not charge anything upfront and are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits.
Learn more about hiring a disability attorney.
A Kansas City Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Jackson County, Clay County, Ray County, Lafayette County, Cass County, and Johnson County: Sugar Creek, Independence, Blue Spirngs, Oak View, Raytown, Lee's Summit, Birmingham, Pleasant Valley, River Bend, Lykins, River Bend, Randolph, Avondale, Liberty, and Gladstone.
You should contact the Kansas City Bar Association if you have any questions on hiring an attorney in Kansas City. Their address is listed below:
Kansas City Bar Association
2300 Main St., Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City Disability Hearings
If your claim for disability benefits is denied at the reconsideration level, then you will have to request for a hearing with the Kansas disability hearing office. Administrative law judges (ALJs) are in charge of making a decision on your claim at the hearing. Listed below are the judges at the Kansas City Office:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Barnes-Williams, Janice E||35.48%|
|Burrichter, Michael D.||0.61%|
|Cooke, Christine A||38.49%|
|Deans, Joan H.||37.56%|
|Jung, P. H||39.05%|
|Lehr, Michael A.||45.34%|
|McCarthy, Jack D.||55.77%|
|Mein, Christina Y.||32.22%|
|Souza, Raymond L.||39.41%||Staples, Richard N.||39.60%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Kansas City social security lawyers who attend hearings on a regular basis at this office will be familiar with the judges. Thus, your attorney will be able to tailor your case to the preference of the judge who is hearing your case.
In extreme medical or financial or medical circumstances, you can contact your local congressman to see if it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. Listed below is the congressman for the Kansas City area:
Emanuel Cleaver II
101 W. 31 Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-4545
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