Legal professionals in Colorado Springs (El Paso County) are available to assist qualified members of the Colorado Springs community with the Social Security Disability Application process. With the guidance of an attorney or advocate in your area, you can receive the disability benefits you need to help you financially.
The disability applications of Colorado Springs residents are processed in the Colorado Springs hearing office. Currently the Colorado Springs Hearing office has 2,927 cases pending and a wait time of 320 days. Although waiting for 320 days may not seem ideal, in the end, many applicants find disability payments to be worth waiting for. Data recorded in December 2011, indicates that there were 13,105 SSDI recipients and 7,763 SSI recipients in El Paso County.
For more information regarding Social Security Disability benefit programs, click here.
If you are a resident of Colorado Springs and have a disability that leaves you unable to work, you can apply for disability benefits online or in person. To apply in person, you must meet with a representative at your local SSA office. Following is the contact information for an office in your area:
1049 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Consulting with a Colorado Springs Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are unfamiliar with the regulations and guidelines of Social Security Disability benefits, the application process can be confusing. If applying for disability benefits is causing you unnecessary stress, it is recommended that you hire a Social Security disability lawyer to assist you through the process. To learn about the benefits of hiring a Colorado Springs Social Security Disability professional, click here.
A Colorado Springs Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in El Paso County, Pueblo County, Crowley County, Lincoln County, Elbert County, Douglas County, Teller County, and Fremont County: Pueblo, Littleton, Aurora, Denver, Centennial, Thornton, Arvada, Boulder, Longmont, Manitou Springs, Security-Widefield, Fort Carson, Woodland Park, and Cripple Creek. For more information regarding the Social Security Disability attorneys in the Colorado Springs area, contact one of the following Bar Associations:
El Paso County Bar Association
P.O. Box 429
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
San Luis Valley Bar Association
P.O. Box 22
Alamosa, CO 81101
Colorado Springs Disability Hearings
If an applicant’s initial disability claim has been denied, he or she will need to attend a hearing at the Colorado Springs Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)—if he or she wishes to continue seeking disability benefits. Below you will find a list of the administrative law judges that hear cases in the Colorado Springs ODAR:
|Burgchardt, Kathryn D.||49.70%|
|Kawalek, Matthew C.||33.45%|
|MacMurray, Ann F.||35.00%|
|Schuman, Kurt D.||37.14%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
A Colorado Springs Social Security Disability lawyer may be familiar with the administrative law judges who hear cases in the Colorado Springs office. A lawyer can often use this insight to present your case in the most effectively.
Just as you may have experienced with the initial part of the application process, scheduling a disability appeal hearing can take quite a long time. If you find that you have a medical or financial issue that is making it difficult to wait for your hearing, you should contact your local congressperson and request that he intervene with the ODAR on your behalf.
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