Cheektowaga (Erie County) residents can apply for social security disability benefits if they are out of work for a year due to long-term disability. When applying for disability, you can choose whether or not you want to use a Cheektowaga disability attorney. Your attorney can help you determine whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. As of December 2011, there were 32,385 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 29,537 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Erie County.
Cheektowaga residents can either apply for disability online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
1900 Ridge Rd, suite 120
West Seneca, NY14224
Northtown Business Center
3131 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
6540 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Cheektowaga Disability Attorneys
Most people find the disability application process to be rather confusing and tedious. If you are one of those people, you should hire a Cheektowaga disability attorney to help you with your disability claim.
Learn more about the benefits of having a disability attorney help you with your claim.
A Cheektowaga, New York, Social Security disability lawyer will also handle other Erie county claims as well as those in neighboring Niagara, Genesee, and Wyoming counties. In addition, they’ll represent claimants from nearby towns such as Lancaster, Buffalo, Depew, Kenmore, Hamburg, Lockport, and Batavia.
If you have any questions about disability attorneys, you should contact:
Bar Association of Erie County
438 Main Street (Sixth Floor)
Buffalo New York 14202
Cheektowaga Disability Hearings
A Cheektowaga disability applicant who is denied disability at the initial and reconsideration stages will have to go to a hearing at the Buffalo hearing office.
Currently, there are 5,977 pending cases at the Buffalo office and the wait time is 391 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Buffalo office had 1468 hearings scheduled. Approximately 74.8% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). If you live far away from the Buffalo office, video conferencing is an option. Approximately 15% of the hearings were video hearings at the Buffalo office.
Approximately 18 hearings (or dispositions) were held on average each day and spread out among the 13 judges at this office. Cheektowaga social security attorneys will generally be familiar with these judges since they will have attended hearing at the Buffalo office in the past on behalf of other claimants. You will have access to that knowledge if you choose to hire an attorney.
If you are in a difficult financial or medical circumstance, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she can put in a congressional inquiry to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
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Niagara Falls, NY 14301
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