Springfield, MO (Greene County) residents who are out of work due to a disability can turn to social security disability attorneys and advocates for help. Your attorney will help you file for disability and the appeals process as well, if your initial application is denied. Currently, there are 3,377 pending cases at the Springfield Hearing office and the wait time is 440 days. As of December 2011, there were 10,160 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,301 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Greene County.
Springfield residents can either apply for disability online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
1570 W Battlefield St
Springfield, MO 65807
Telephone: (417) 866-7210
4102 S Arizona Ave
Joplin, MO 64804
Telephone: (417) 623-8314
Springfield Disability Attorneys
Most people find the disability application process to be confusing. If you are one of those individuals, you can make sure that nothing goes wrong by hiring a Springfield social security attorney to help you with your claim.
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A Springfield Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Greene County, Dallas County, Polk County, Christian County, and Webster County: Willard, Ash Grove, Battlefield, Strafford, Rogersville, Ozark, Bolivar, Independence, Halltown, Plano, Nixa, Brookline, Oak Grove Heights, Seymour, Marshfield, and Lebanon.
Listed below is the bar association that you can contact if you have questions about hiring an attorney in Springfield, MO:
Springfield Bar Association
1615 South Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, MO 65804
Springfield Disability Hearings
In Springfield, as well as across the country, most claims are denied at the reconsideration level (1st appeals stage) of the application process. If your claim is among the denied, then you will have to request to have a hearing with the Springfield Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the judges (ALJs) at the Springfield ODAR and their approval rates on disability claims:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Clayton, Mark A||27.78%|
|Draper, Jo Ann L.||21.05%|
|Franklin, Perry L.||32.20%|
|Gillet, James F||24.89%||Horton, Victor L.||23.51%|
|Leary, Mary J.||35.88%|
|Lynch, Robert A.||36.54%|
|Morrison, Patrick H||26.62%|
|Schallner, Sherry L.||36.55%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Springfield Disability Attorneys will often attend hearings at this office regularly on behalf of other clients. As a result they will become familiar with the different ALJs and that could be used to your advantage during your hearing.
Under very extreme financial or medical circumstances, it is possible to speed the scheduling of your hearing and not have to wait over 400 for your hearing to be scheduled.
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