If you expect to be out of work for a year due to a disability, a Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County) disability attorney will be able to help you apply for social security disability benefits. An attorney can help you resolve your claim in the most efficient manner possible. Currently, there are 3,395 pending cases at the Salt Lake City Hearing office and the wait time is 381 days. As of December 2011, there were 17,845 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 12,644 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Salt Lake County.
Salt Lake City, UT resident can apply for disability online or at the local SSA Office listed below:
175 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 524-4115
Salt Lake City Disability Attorneys
You have the option of whether or not you want to use a Salt Lake City social security attorney. However, regardless of whether you want to use an attorney or not, you should consult with one since they offer free consultations. More info on the benefits of hiring an attorney>>>
For those living outside Salt Lake City, a Salt Lake City Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Salt Lake County, Davis County, Morgan County, Summit County, Wasatch County, Tooele County, and Utah County: West Valley City, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, Taylorsville, Magna, Summit, Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington, Kaysville, Layton, Ogden, and Syracuse.
All questions regarding hiring an attorney can be directed to the local bar association listed below:
Salt Lake County Bar Association
201 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Salt Lake City Disability Hearings
If you claim is like most others and is denied at the reconsideration level, you will have to request a hearing with the Salk Lake City Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) office. Listed below are all of the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle cases at the Salk Lake City hearing office.
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Bruce, Gerald R.||26.89%|
|Crowell, Jason W.||33.63%|
|Dawson, Mark R.||0.32%|
|Labrum, Robert J.||53.81%|
|Larsen, Hallie E.||18.29%|
|Martinez, Gilbert A.||30.56%|
|Switzer, Kathleen H.||59.63%|
|Wolfe, Doug J.||53.50%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Social security attorneys and advocates who attend hearing at this office will be familiar with the judges listed above. They can use that knowledge to adapt your claim to each judges’ liking.
In cases of extreme difficulty with paying medical or household bills, you can contact your congressman and request that he or she intervene with the ODAR to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. The congressman for the Salt Lake City area can be contacted via:
9067 South 1300 West Suite 101
West Jordan, UT 84088
Phone - (801) 486-1236
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