Columbus (Franklin County) disability lawyers are available to assist Columbus residents who are out of work for at least a year due to a long term disability. These attorneys can help you right from the start of the application process and increase your chances of being approved for disability. Currently, there are 5,268 pending cases at the Columbus Hearing office and the wait time is 338 days. As of December 2011, there were 26,385 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 30,156 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Franklin County.
Listed below are the local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices where a Columbus resident can file an application for disability:
4177 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43213
Room 225 Fed Bldg
200 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
1060 Georgesville Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
252 Venture Place
Lancaster, OH 43130
Columbus Disability Attorneys
The process of applying and being approved for disability can be very tedious and long. It takes most people over a year and multiple levels of appeals to be approved. You can make sure everything goes smoothly with your claim by hiring a Columbus disability attorney.
A Columbus Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Franklin County, Delaware County, Madison County, Union County, Pickaway County, Licking County, and Fairfield County: Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, Blacklick Estates, Canal Winchester, Groveport, Obetz, Grove City, Dayton, West Jefferson, London, Hillard, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Westerville, Powell, Delaware, and New Albany.
You can contact your local bar associations if you have questions on the process of hiring any type of attorney. Listed below is the local bar association in Columbus:
Columbus Bar Association
175 South Third Street, Suite 1100
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of initial claims are denied nationally. Of those who are denied, almost 90% are denied at the reconsideration level as well. If your clam is among the denied at the first two steps, you will have to file to have a hearing at the Columbus hearing office. Listed below are the administrative law judges who handle the hearing at the Columbus office.
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Dixon, Rodney E||N/A|
|Eppler, Rita S||43.59%|
|Foley, K. Michael||62.50%|
|Giorgione, Edmund E||N/A|
|Keller, Timothy G||34.41%|
|Larocca, Elia M||63.64%|
|McNeil, Christopher B||16.85%|
|Montgomery, John R||56.82%|
|Sferrella, Nino A||52.17%|
|Shailer, John L||73.87%|
|Wang, Thomas L||N/A|
|Wansker, Henry B||55.43%|
|Yerian, Paul E||51.16%|
|Yonushonis, Patricia D||67.86%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Columbus disability attorneys and advocates will have to attend hearings at this office will have a good rapport with the judges. That experience and knowledge could prove to be very valuable when preparing for your hearing.
Listed below is the congressman for the Columbus area. He can be contacted if you have extreme financial or medical circumstances and need your hearing to be scheduled faster.
3000 Corporate Exchange Dr, Ste 310
Columbus, OH 43231
Phone: (614) 523-2555
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