Arlington (Arlington County), VA residents can turn to disability attorneys or advocates for help if they are unable to work due to a disability. These legal professionals will help you obtain either SSDI or SSI benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Currently, there are 1,675 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 2,083 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Arlington County.
If you are not comfortable applying for disability online, you can visit the local SSA office listed below:
1401 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Hiring an Arlington Disability Attorney
While you are not required to have an attorney in order to apply for benefits, it is still highly recommended that you get one. Not only will your attorney/advocate help you file an initial application, but he or she will also represent throughout the appeals process if your claim is denied.
An Arlington Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Prince William County: Huntington, Falls Church, Rose Hill, Belle Haven, Groveton, Fort Hunt, Hybla Valley, McLean, Mt. Vernon, Annandale, Alexandria, Lincolnia, Franconia, Reston, Oakton, Springfield, Burke, Vienna, and Jefferson.
If you have any questions on the process of hiring a disability attorney or advocate in Arlington, please contact the Arlington County Bar Association (1425 N. Courthouse Blvd, Suite 1800, Arlington VA 22201)
Arlington Social Security Disability Hearings
The first step in the application process is the initial application. Almost two-thirds of initial apps are denied. The next step is the request for reconsideration. Almost 90% of these are denied as well. The third step in the process is the disability hearing. This is generally an applicant’s best chance to be approved as almost 58% of claims are approved at this stage.
Arlington disability claimants will have to travel to Washington DC for their hearings. It can take over a year in some situations to have a hearing scheduled with the DC hearing office.
It is very rare, but it is possible to have your hearing date scheduled sooner. To see if this a possibility, you will have to contact your local congressman to see if he or she would be willing to intervene to have your hearing scheduled sooner. Your congressman will only consider your request if you are faced with an extremely difficult financial or medical condition.
333 N Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314
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