Social security attorneys and advocates are available to assist the residents of Buffalo (Erie County) who are out of work for a year due to a long term disability. They can help you apply for disability benefits and make sure you are approved in an efficient and timely manner. Currently the processing time in the Buffalo Hearing Office has reached 391 days and they are dealing with 5,977 pending cases. As of December 2011, there were 32,385 SSDI recipients and 29,537 SSI recipients living in Erie County.
To learn more about the different SSD Programs, click here.
Listed below are the local SSA offices in the Buffalo area that you can visit if you need help applying for disability:
Suite 100, 186 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Northtown Business Ctr, 3131 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY 14226
571 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Suite 2, 437 Main St
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Buffalo Disability Attorneys
Buffalo is home to hundreds of disability attorneys and advocates who can help you with your disability claim. They offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, meaning they are not paid unless your claim is approved. Click here for more info on hiring a social security attorney in the Buffalo area.
A Buffalo Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Erie County, Niagra County, Genesee County, Orleans County, Cattaraugus County, and Wyoming County: Kenmore, Tanawanda, Cheektowaga, Williamsville, Depew, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Lancaster, Clarence Center, Hoffman, Rochester and Mapleton.
Listed below is the local bar association in Buffalo that all questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney can be directed to:
Bar Association of Erie County
438 Main Street (Sixth Floor)
Buffalo New York 14202
Buffalo Disability Hearings
If you claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages of the application process, then you will have to request to have a hearing with the Buffalo hearing office.
Listed below are the judges (ALJs) who are in charge of the hearings in Buffalo and their approval rates:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Delvin, Michael W.||4.35%|
|Glazer, Eric L.||48.19%|
|Jones, Melissa L.||30.13%|
|McGuan, Timothy M.||44.24%|
|Weir, William M.||39.49%|
|Zahm, Marilyn D.||28.21%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Buffalo social security attorneys will have to be familiar with the judges at this office since they will have attended hearings on behalf of other claimants in the past. As a result, they will be able to alter your case according to which ALJ is assigned to your case.
Under extreme financial or medical circumstances, it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. To do so, you will have to contact your local congressman:
726 Exchange Street, Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210
Fill out the form below to speak with a Buffalo disability attorney or advocate for a free evaluation: