Anchorage Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Many Social Security Disability lawyers are available to help Anchorage (Municipality of Anchorage) residents file for Social Security Disability benefits. An Anchorage Social Security attorney can help individuals with disabilities avoid long processing times so that they can receive a decision as soon as possible. Currently, there are 768 pending cases at the Anchorage Hearing office and the wait time is 293 days, yet many Anchorage residents find disability benefits to be worth waiting for. As of December 2011, there were 5,315 SSDI beneficiaries and 5,774 SSI beneficiaries in Anchorage County.

To learn more about the SSI and SSDI programs see this page.

Anchorage residents can apply for disability benefits online or in person. To apply in person, schedule an appointment with your local SSA office. See below for an office near Anchorage:

222 W 8th Ave
Room A11
Anchorage, AK 99513
Telephone: (907) 271-4455

101 12th Avenue
Room 138
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: (907) 456-5390

709 W 9 - POB 21327
Room 231 Fed Bldg
Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: (907) 586-7070

628 Mill Street
Room 503, Federal Building
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Telephone: (907) 225-5200

Consulting with an Anchorage Social Security Disability Attorney

If you are unfamiliar with the Social Security Disability application process, you should consider contacting an Anchorage attorney. An attorney or advocate will be able to assist you throughout the entire application process. Find out more about the benefits of hiring a qualified lawyer here.

An Anchorage Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Anchorage County, Valdez Cordova County, Matanuska Susitna County, Kenai Peninsula County, and Kodiak Island County: Fort Richardson, Wasilla, Palmer, Sterling, Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, Kodiak, Fairbanks, College, Bethel, Mayo, and Whitehorse. To learn more about retaining the services of an attorney or advocate, contact a bar association near you:


Anchorage Bar Association
P.O Box 100362,
Anchorage, AK 99501-0362

Juneau Bar Association
P.O Box 21502,
Juneau, AK 99802

Ketchikan Bar Association
307 Bawden Street,
Ketchikan, AK 99901

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

Anchorage Disability Hearings

If your initial claim is denied and you wish to continue pursuing benefits, you must request a hearing to be held at the Anchorage Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

Below you will see a list of Anchorage Social Security Disability administrative law judges (ALJs) and their approval rates.

ALJ Approval Rate
Hebda, Paul T. 14.01%
LaCara, Cecilia 13.92%

*Data from

Fortunately, Anchorage disability attorneys are often familiar with judges who hear cases in the local hearing office and will use that insight to present your case.

If you have severe financial or medical troubles and wish to have your hearing scheduled sooner, you may want to consider contacting your local congressman to request that he intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. The Anchorage congressman is:

Anchorage District Office
4241 B Street, Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
T (907) 271-5978
F (907) 271-5950

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