Columbia, MO Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Columbia, MO (Boone County) residents who are applying for disability benefits, have the option of seeking the help of a Columbia disability attorney or advocate. These attorneys will be able to help you gather the necessary documentation and submit your application for benefits. Currently, there are 4,730 pending cases at the Columbia Hearing office and the wait time is 367 days. As of December 2011, there were 4,195 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 2,662 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Boone County.

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If you choose not to apply for disability online, you can submit a disability application at one of these locations near the Columbia area:

803 Gray Oak Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
Telephone: (866) 563-9108

129 Scott Station Rd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Telephone: (573) 893-8155

Columbia Disability Hearings

It is recommended that you at least consult with a Columbia disability attorney before filing your application for disability. Your attorney will be able to evaluate your case and tell you whether or not you should proceed with your application.

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A Columbia Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Boone County, Howard County, Cooper County, Montineau County, Cole County, Audrain County, and Callaway County: Hallspoint, Pierpoint, Fulton, Jefferson City, Hartsburg, Ashland, Rocheport, Sturgeon, St. Louis, Centralia, and Fayette.

All questions regarding hiring an attorney in Columbia can be directed to the bar association listed below:

The Missouri Bar Association
326 Monroe
Jefferson City, MO 65102

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Columbia Disability Hearings

If your disability claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to request to have a hearing with the Columbia, MO hearing office.

Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are responsible for making a decision on the claim during a hearing. Listed below are the ALJs in the Columbia office and their respective approval rates on claims in the last quarter of 2012.

ALJ Name Approval Rate
Bell, Stephan 34.21%
Boorady, Carol L. 27.41%
LeBlanc, Dennis 42.26%
Meyr, Gerald. 42.26%
Pico, Gerardo R. 7.59%
Ruth, Vicky 31.64%
Wingate Campbell, Kelli 40.51%

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Columbia Social Security attorneys and advocates will be familiar with this hearing office since they will have attended hearings in the past. Thus, hiring an attorney could prove beneficial during your disability hearing.


If you are facing extreme medical or financial circumstances, it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your disability hearing. You will have to contact your congressman and request that he or she talk to the hearing office.

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