Albany Social Security Disability

The residents of Albany, NY who are out of work due to a disability can apply for disability with the help of an Albany social security attorney. These attorneys can not only help you file your application, but they can also help you through the appeals process if your initial application is denied. Currently the processing time in the Albany Hearing Office has reached 332 days and they are dealing with 5,328 pending cases. As of December 2011, there were 8,700 SSDI recipients and 7,737 SSI recipients living in Albany County.

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The quickest way to apply for disability is on the SSA’s website. However, if you feel like you will need assistance, you can visit one of the local SSA offices in the Albany area:

RM 430 Federal Bldg
1 Clinton Ave
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

747 Warren St
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

530 Franklin St
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

500 Federal St, Suite 101
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Albany Disability Attorneys

It is highly recommended that you consult with an Albany disability attorney before applying for disability. The majority of claims for disability are initially denied, thus you want to make sure that you have filled out the necessary documents in an orderly fashion.

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An Albany Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Albany County, Saratoga County, Washington County, Fulton County, Montgomery County, Shoharie County, Greene County, Rennselaer County, Columbia County, Delaware County, and Ulster County: Watervliet, Troy, Cohoes, Rotterdam and Schenectady.

If you have questions on how to go about hiring an attorney in the Albany area, you can contact the bar association listed below:

Albany County Bar Association
The Stedman House
1 Lodge Street, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12207

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Albany Disability Hearings

If both your initial claim and reconsideration request are denied, you will have to request to have a hearing with the Albany Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are in charge of handling the hearings. The ALJs in charge of the Albany office are listed below:

ALJ NameApproval Rate
Ba-Yunus, Asad M.35.93%
Black-Pennington, Dale54.53%
Colpitts, Donald R.0.00%
Farrell, John G.49.67%
Kelly, Paul F.67.13%
LeCours, Brian40.45%
Marcus, Michelle S.59.09%
Neumann, David F.48.14%
Patane, Arthur50.00%
Soltes Jr., Andrew J.41.46%
Sparks, Mary73.39%
Stephan, Carl E.48.80%
Wright, Robert62.35%

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Albany disability will be often required to attend hearings at this office for other claimants who claims were denied. As a result, they will have a lot of experience dealing with the ALJs at this particular office. That insight can be used to your advantage during your hearing.

It is not uncommon for people who are out of work for a year to be in a tough financial situation. If you are in tough medical or financial situation, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she can speed up the scheduling of your hearing. Listed below is the congressman for Albany:

61 Columbia Street, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 465-0700

Fill out the form below to speak with an Albany social security attorney or advocate for a free evaluation:

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