Akron (Summit County) residents who are out of work for a year due to a disability have the option of applying for disability benefits with the help of a disability attorney. Akron disability attorneys and advocates can help you get the benefits you deserve and avoid the stress associated with applying for disability. Currently, there are 6,324 pending cases at the Akron Hearing office and the wait time is 375 days. As of December 2011, there were 14,375 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 13,313 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Summit County.
Akron disability applications can either apply for disability online or at one of the local offices listed below:
2 S Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
2166 Roming Rd
Akron, OH 44320
3355 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122
1370 Market Ave, N
Canton, OH 44714
Akron Disability Attorneys
Akron is home to numerous social security attorneys who can help you with your claim. These attorneys are paid on a contingency basis, meaning they are not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits. More info on the benefits of hiring an attorney>>>
An Akron Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Summit County, Geauga County, Cuyahoga County, Medina County, Wayne County, and Stark County: Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Mogadore, Lakemore, Barberton, Portage Lakes, Wadsworth, Copley, Cleveland, Montrose-Ghent, Fairlawn, Stow, Brimfield, Kent, Ravenna, Doylestown, and Green.
Listed below is the bar association that Akron residents can contact if they have questions about hiring an attorney:
Akron Bar Association
57 South Broadway
Akron, OH 44308
Akron Disability Hearings
Majority of disability claims are denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels. If your claim is among the denied, you will have to request a hearing with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Akron. Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who hear cases in the Akron office.
|Beatty, Gregory M.||32.42%|
|Ciccolini, Thomas A.||75.35%|
|Goodrich, Paula J.||50.31%|
|Lissek, Meryl L.||54.93%|
|Schmitz, Michael F.||32.24%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Akron disability attorneys will be familiar with the judges at this office and can use that knowledge to your advantage when preparing your case.
If you are in extreme financial or medical need, you may contact your congressman to see if he or she can get your hearing to be scheduled faster.
Fill out the form below to receive a free evaluation from an Akron Social Security attorney: