Dallas Social Security Attorney or Advocate

People in Dallas (Dallas County), TX who are out of work for a year due to a disability can apply for social security disability benefits with the help of a Dallas disability attorneys or advocates. These attorneys will be able to assist you at all stages of the disability application process. As of December, 2012 there are 6,970 pending cases at the Dallas-North hearing office and the wait time is 307 days. In the Dallas-Downtown hearing office, there are currently 6,828 pending cases and the wait time is 360 days. As of December 2011, there were 48,845 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 59,614 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Dallas County.

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Dallas applicants can apply online at the SSA’s website or at one of the local offices in Dallas listed below:

1070 N Westmoreland
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75211
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

7330 S Westmoreland Rd
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75237
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

3231 M L King Jr. Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Dallas Disability Attorneys

If you are one of the many people that find the process of applying for disability confusing and stressful, you should hire a Dallas social security attorney. They will handle your claim right from the beginning and relieve the stress and confusion.

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A Dallas Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, Kaufman County, Johnson County, Tarrant County, and Ellis County: Mesquite, Garland, Plano, Arlington, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Grapevine, Irving, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, Mckinney, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, and Desoto.

Listed below is the address to the Dallas Bar Association. You should contact the bar if you have any questions about hiring an attorney:

Dallas Bar Association
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75201

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Dallas Disability Hearings

If your claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to file for a hearing at either the Dallas-North or Dallas-Downtown hearing offices.

Listed below are the judges (ALJs) that handle the hearings at the Dallas-North Office:

NameApproval Rate
Curran, Daniel42.75%
Davis, Donald R.28.66%
Dunlap, Elizabeth B.48.55%
Finnie, Michael E.33.74%
Haigler, Jr., Whitfield61.85%
Henderson, John A.32.43%
Kinkade, Jana46.41%
Liken, Joseph62.50%
Mendola, Mark J.34.94%
Pate, Anne H.33.98%
Phillips, Derek N.64.99%
Schwartz, Stanley M.25.74%
Shilling, Ralph F.38.91%
Walters, Charles80.70%
Wheeler, Thomas J.33.52%

Listed below are the ALJs that handle the hearings at the Dallas-Downtown Office:

NameApproval Rate
Brounoff, J. M.49.39%
Brower, Charles L.0.00%
Carvalho, Sherrill A. L.45.36%
Collins, Peri9.09%
Deramus, Osly F.6.36%
Estrada, Janis53.06%
Johnson, Mary E.47.87%
Kinnell, Tresie39.14%
Lahat, Gal49.81%
Lessis, James W.47.45%
Linehan, Jmes0.22%
Maiben, Evelyn32.82%
Moore, C. F.50.44%
Panter, Marjorie28.26%
Sampson, William E.33.48%
Thames, Tammy A.56.58%

*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html

Dallas disability attorneys will often be very familiar with these judges since they attend hearings on a regular basis at these offices. Your attorney will be able to use this knowledge to your advantage at your hearing.

In cases of extreme financial or medical need, you may contact your local congressman to see if he or she would be able to speed up the scheduling of your disability hearing. The congressman's office address for the Dallas area is:

Park Central VII
12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1434
Dallas, Texas 75251

For more on disability benefits in Texas, see our page on How To Qualify For Disability Benefits In Texas.

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