Residents of Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh County) who can no longer work due to a disability or illness, have access to a number of qualified attorneys who can help them file for Social Security Disability benefits. An attorney or advocate knowledgeable of the Social Security Disability application process, can advise applicants step by step to increase their chances of being approved for disability benefits.
The Evansville hearing office is currently experiencing a wait time of 361 days and has a backlog of 3,816 pending cases. Although these numbers indicate a lengthy wait for those waiting on a disability decision, many residents of Vanderburgh County find Social Security Disability payments to be well worth the wait. Data recorded in December 2011 indicates that Vanderburgh County was home to 6,910 SSDI recipients and 4,506 SSI recipients.
For more information about the different disability benefit programs, click here.
You can begin the application process by filling out an application online or by scheduling an appointment with a Social Security office near you to fill out an application in person. Listed below are offices in or around the Evansville area:
1708 N. Spring Street
Evansville, IN 47711-4320
606 Veterans Drive
Vincennes, IN 47591
Consulting with a Evansville Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are unfamiliar with the Social Security Disability application process, you should contact an attorney or advocate to assist you with your claim. He or she will be able to offer professional advice each step of the way so that you can be awarded benefits as soon as possible.
Read more about the benefits of hiring an attorney or advocate here.
An Evansville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Vanderburgh County, Posey County, Spencer County, and Warrick County: Melody Hill, Chandler, Boonsville, Highland, Mt. Vernon, Santa Claus, Haubstadt, Dale, Fort Branch, Oakland City, Mt. Carmel, Vincennes, Olney, Lawrenceville, Washington, and Jasper.
For more information about the legal professionals in your area, contact one of the following bar associations:
Evansville Bar Association
401 SE 6th St #101,
Evansville, IN 47713
Evansville Disability Hearings
If you have already been through the initial application process but your claim has been denied, you will have to request an appeal hearing to be held at the Evansville Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below you will find more information about the administrative law judges (ALJs) that hear cases in the Evansville hearing office. Often an attorney or advocate will be familiar with the judges who hear cases in his or local office. Your attorney may be able to use this insight to your advantage to present your case successfully.
|Eastham, Jeffrey L.||45.92%|
|Janney, Stuart T.||45.77%|
|Martin, Kevin R.||45.33%|
|Onderak, Matthias D.||45.58%|
|Worrall, Michael S.||50.00%|
|Yoder, Jason R.||52.99%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Unfortunately, you may be required to wait a long time for your appeal hearing to be scheduled. If you find that you cannot wait, you may want to request a congressional inquiry. This involves calling your local congressperson to explain why you cannot wait and ask that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your congressperson has the power to expedite your appeal hearing in extreme cases of financial or health-related hardship.
101 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Room 124
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: (812) 465-6484,
Toll Free: 855-519-1629
Fax: (812) 422-4761
Complete the following form for a free legal consultation with a Evansville attorney or advocate: