Arizona Social Security Disability Lawyers

Arizona social security disability cases require plenty of paperwork and attention to detail. In addition to completing your application correctly, whether it is done online or at a Social Security Administration field office, there is the need to establish sufficient medical proof that you are living with a qualifying disability. More often than not, one or both of these tasks will fall short of meeting necessary requirement and the result is a denied Arizona SSD claim. At present, 69.6% of initial social security disability claims in the state of Arizona are denied. Of those that are brought up again for reconsideration, only 12.1% are finally awarded at the first appeal. If your case is denied and you choose to proceed and have your Arizona disability case heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at one of the state’s three ODAR hearing offices, your chances of winning your social security disability case increase significantly. Hearing offices can be found in Tucson and well as in Phoenix and Phoenix North.

At the hearing level, you should expect that from the time you request a hearing with an ALJ to the time your case if finally decided, the process will take 329 days, still less than the national average of 349 days. Arizona has a 55.8% award rate at the hearing level compared to the national average of 58.3% of cases awarded.

The approval rate for social security disability cases in Arizona will vary depending on which ODAR office is hearing your disability case and which ALJ is presiding over the case. The following outlines the approval rates and processing times for each of the three Arizona hearing offices:

Hearing Office Approval Rate Processing Time in Days
Tucson 52.3% 278
Phoenix North 35.7% 383
Phoenix 50.9% 327


There are currently 26 ALJs serving in Arizona ODAR hearing offices – 6 in Tucson, 9 in Phoenix and 11 serving Phoenix North. Arizona disability attorneys who regularly bring cases to any of the three ODAR offices will have a better chance of presenting a convincing SSD case on your behalf. Click on the city closest to you for more information on hiring an Arizona Social Security Disability attorney in your area:


If you are interested in learning more about how an SSD attorney can help you, complete the evaluation form on this site. There is no obligation and no fee and you will not incur any attorney’s fees unless your Arizona disability case is won.

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