A Beaverton (Washington County) disability attorney will be able to assist individuals who are looking to apply for social security disability in the Beaverton area. An attorney will be able to tell you whether or not you should apply for SSDI or SSI, fill out the necessary paperwork on your behalf and represent you at your disability hearing (if your claim is denied). As of December 2011, there were 8,605 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,368 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Washington County.
Learn more about the Social Security Programs (SSDI and SSI).
A Beaverton disability applicant can apply for disability online or at one of the local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices:
11975 SW 2nd Street
Beaverton, OR 97322
1055 Bain Street SE
Albany, OR 97322
530 center Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97301
Hiring a Beaverton Disability Attorney
Most people find the application process to be confusing and tedious. If you are one of those people, you should hire a Beaverton social security attorney to help you with your claim. There is no up front cost to hiring an attorney. Disability attorneys are paid on a contingency basis and are not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits.
A Beaverton Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the cities located in the following counties: Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamock, Yamhill, Polk, Portland, Marion, Clackamas, Multnomah, Hood River, Wasco, Jefferson, Lin, Benton, and Lincoln.
Any questions about hiring an attorney in Beaverton or Oregon should be directed to the Oregon State Bar Association:
Oregon State Bar Association
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Tigard, OR 97224
Beaverton Disability Hearings
The best chance that you will have of being approved for benefits is at the disability hearing stage. The hearing is the 3rd stage in the process, which you will have to go to if you are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages. All Beaverton residents will have their hearings held at the Portland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Currently, there are 7,103 pending cases at the Portland ODAR and the wait time is 470 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Portland office had 1619 hearings scheduled. Approximately 84.8% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 10 judges in the Portland office combined to handle about 19 hearings per day on average. Approximately, 4% of the hearings were held through video conferencing in Portland. This number is much lower than in other ODARs in Oregon and across the country.
A Beaverton disability attorney or advocate will be familiar with the judges at this office. If you choose to hire a Beaverton disability attorney that information could prove to be valuable during your hearing.
You should contact your Congressperson's office to see if it is possible to speed up your hearing. However, this request is only grant in rare circumstances where the claimant is in an extremely poor medical or financial condition. The contact info is listed below:
12725 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 469-6010
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