Reno (Washoe), NV residents who are suffering from a debilitating condition and are unable to work as a result, can apply for social security disability benefits. You have the option of using a Reno disability attorney or advocate to help you with your claim. Currently, there are 873 pending cases at the Reno Hearing office and the wait time is 300 days. As of December 2011, there were 10,110 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,183 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Washoe County.
Listed below is the local SSA office in Reno, where you can file for disability:
1170 Harvard Way
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone: (888) 808-5481
Hiring a Reno Disability Attorney
Being approved for disability benefits is no easy task. Most claims are initially denied and claimants will have to attend a disability hearing in order to be approved. You can give your claim, the best chance of being approved by hiring a Reno social security attorney or advocate.
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A Reno social security disability attorney will also generally handle cases from the following cities in Nevada: Sparks, Sun Valley, Truckee, Carson City and Fallon.
If you have any questions about the process of hiring an attorney in Reno, you can contact the bar association listed below:
Washoe County Bar Association
P.O. Box 1548
Reno NV 89505
Reno Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the request for reconsideration stage of the application process, then you wll have to request a hearing with the Reno Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the judges (ALJs) who are responsible for the hearings at the Reno ODAR:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Kurlander, William A.||15.42%|
|Shave, Janice E||39.06%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Reno disability attorneys and advocates will generally need to attend hearings at this office frequently. Reason being, the disability hearing presents the best chance of approval for disability benefits. That expertise and knowledge that is developed by attending hearings frequently can prove to be valuable during your hearing.
If you are faced with a difficult financial or medical situation, it is occasionally possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. To do so, you will have to contact your local congressman and request that he or she contact the Reno ODAR on your behalf. The congressman for Reno is:
400 S. Virginia St., Suite 502
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 686-5760
Fill out the form below for a free evaluation of your claim by a Reno disability attorney or advocate.