Dothan Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Residents of Dothan, AL (Houston County) who cannot work because of a disability may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you wish to begin the application process, a Dothan lawyer can help increase your chances of approval.

As of December 2011, 4,930 Houston County residents received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and 3,976 Houston County residents received Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Learn more about the Social Security Disability programs available to you, here. Or contact your local Social Security office:

1778 Whatley Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Telephone: 1-334-671-9346

Hiring a Dothan Disability Attorney

At first glance, the Social Security Disability application process seems as simple as completing a small amount of paperwork. However, many applicants are surprised to find that the application process for disability benefits can be complex and overwhelming. In fact, it takes most applicants more than a year to be approved. Therefore, it may be in your best interest to retain the services of a qualified Dothan attorney.

Discover how an attorney can help you.

A Dothan Social Security Disability attorney will also handle cases in the following cities: Ozark, Enterprise, Eufaula, Troy, and Tuskegee.

If you have further questions about the legal professionals in your area, contact the Alabama State Bar Association:

Alabama State Bar Association
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

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

Dothan Disability Hearings

Many applicants for Social Security Disability benefits are denied during the initial stages of the process. When this happens, the applicant must request an appeal hearing in order to continue their pursuit of benefits. Most Dothan applicants have their hearing held in the Mobile Office of Disability Adjudication and review—or ODAR. This office currently has a total of 9,089 pending cases and a wait time of 422 days.

Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Mobile hearing office was scheduled to hold 2,384 appeal hearings. Approximately 77.68% of these hearings were resolved—meaning they were approved, partially approved, or denied. Each of the 14 administrative law judges in the Mobile office handled about 2.3 dispositions a day, meaning that the office as a whole handled around 32 dispositions each day.

Of the hearings held in the Mobile ODAR between October 2012 and January 2013, 74.11% were held in person, while the rest were held through video conference.

Although these numbers and statistics may not mean much to you, an attorney or advocate will understand what these figures mean and will know how to use them to prepare your case effectively.

If you find that you cannot wait the standard 3 to 4 month wait for your appeal hearing. You may want to request a congressional inquiry. To do so, contact your local congressperson and explain the financial or medical trouble you are experiencing. He or she may be able to expedite your hearing date. The congressperson in Dothan’s contact information is listed below:

Martha Roby
217 Graceland Drive, Suite 5
Dothan, AL 36305
Phone: (334) 794-9680
Fax: (334) 671-1480

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