Charleston Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Social security attorneys are available to help those Charleston (Charleston County) residents who are out of work for a year due to a permanent disability. Charleston disability attorneys can help you file for disability and represent you at a hearing, if necessary. As of December, 2012 there are 5,366 pending cases at the Charleston hearing office and the wait time is 332 days. As of December 2011, there were 9,500 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 7,476 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Charleston County.

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Those living in or around Charleston can either file for disability online or at one of the local offices listed below:

1463 Tobias Gadsen Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
Telephone: 1-843-573-3600

502 Robertson Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488
Telephone: 1-843-549-2866

1316 3rd Ave
Conway, SC 29526
Telephone: 1-843-248-4271

2212 Mossy Oaks Rd
Port Royal, SC 29935
Telephone: 1-843-524-5795

Charleston Disability Attorneys

The disability application process is anything but quick and easy. Most people are initially denied disability and it can take up to two years to be approved. Be sure to consult with a Charleston social security lawyer if you are not comfortable applying for disability on your own.

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A Charleston Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Charleston County, Georgetown County, Berkeley County, Colleton County, and Dorchester County: Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek, Summerville, Hollywood, Ravenel, Walterboro, St. George, Holly Hill, Moncks Corner, Georgetown, Orangeburg, Wilkinson Heights, Sumter, Columbia, Gaston, and Barnberg.

If you have any questions on the process or paperwork involved in hiring an attorney, you should contact your local bar association:

Charleston County Bar Association
P.O. Box 21136
Charleston SC 29413
Phone: (843) 881-6666

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

Charleston Disability Hearings

If your claim for benefits has been rejected at both the initial and reconsideration levels, you will have to file for a hearing with the Charleston hearing office. Listed below are the judges (ALJs) who are in charge of overseeing the cases at the Charleston office:

ALJ Name Approval Rate
Allen, McArthur1.98%
Chase, Ethan A.43.35%
Christ, Marcus35.55%
Forbes-Schmitt, Nicole S.35.79%
Georgian, Tammy15.85%
Guard, Christine36.06%
LaFata, Richard46.22%
McFadden-Elmore, Peggy36.48%
Mincey, Danette47.71%
Molleur, John T.15.96%
Morriss, Edward T.24.86%
Scott, James H.62.03%
Sweeda, Ronald29.81%
Taylor, Linda D.33.47%
Vogel, Richard L.29.57%
Watson, Carl B.43.32%

*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html

Charleston social security attorneys and advocates will have to attend a lot of hearings at this office, which will make them familiar with the judges. That familiarity could be used to your advantage when preparing and presenting your case at the hearing.

In extreme cases of financial or medical need, you should contact your local congressman to see if he can intervene with the hearing office to speed up your hearing. The congressman for the Charleston area can be contacted via:

2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. No. 3007
Charleston, SC 29407

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