Cleveland, OH (Cuyahoga) disability applicants have the option of using a disability attorney or advocate when applying for social security disability benefits. These attorneys can help you at any step of the application process, from filling out necessary paperwork to representing you at your disability hearing, if necessary. Currently, there are 5,009 pending cases at the Cleveland Hearing office and the wait time is 246 days. As of December 2011, there were 36,455 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 48,696 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Cuyahoga County.
Learn more about the different social security programs.
Cleveland residents have the option of either applying for benefits online or at one of the local offices listed below:
2519 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
11601 Shaker Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44120
14930 St. Clair Ave
Cleveland, OH 44110
Cleveland Disability Attorneys
The disability application process is anything but easy, most people are initially denied and it takes most people over a year to be approved for benefits. You can alleviate the headaches associated with applying for disability by hiring a Cleveland social security attorney to help you with your case. Click here for more info on the benefits of hiring an attorney.
A Cleveland Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Summit County, and Medina County: Lakewood, Bay Village, Shaker Heights, Euclid, Mentor, Parma, Elyria, Lyndhurst, Pepper Pike, Willowick, Strongsville, Macedonia, Bainbridge, Streetsboro, Richfield, Hudson, Akron, and Sandusky.
Listed below is the bar association that can be contacted for any questions about hiring an attorney in the Cleveland area:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
1301 East 9th Street, Second Level
Cleveland, OH 44114
Cleveland Disability Hearings
If your claim is among those that are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to request for a hearing with the Cleveland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle claims at the Cleveland office.
|Canfield, Scott R.||25.69%|
|Giuffre, Susan G.||17.99%|
|Hajjar, Joseph G||23.05%|
|Hixson, Traci M.||58.59%|
|Kearney, Keith J.||33.68%|
|Loesel, Pamela E.||36.76%|
|Roscoe, George D.||26.05%|
|Rose, Joseph A.||50.87%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Cleveland social security attorneys and advocates who attend hearings at this office on a regular basis will be familiar with the judges at this office. That familiarity can be used to your advantage when preparing and presenting your case at the hearing.
In extreme medical or financial situations, you should contact your local congressperson to see if he or she can contact the hearing office about speeding up your claim.
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