Fargo Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Fargo (Cass County) residents who are outside of work for a year due a severely debilitating condition can apply for disability with a help of disability attorney. Fargo disability attorneys can help you file any necessary paperwork with the Social Security Administration (SSA) or represent you at your hearing, if necessary. Currently, there are 2,641 pending cases at the Fargo Hearing office and the wait time is 331 days. As of December 2011, there were 2,905 individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and 1,648 individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in Cass County.

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Listed below are the local SSA offices where Fargo residents can apply for disability:

657 N 2 Ave
Room 320 Fed Building
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: (877) 335-4114

1680 E Capitol Ave
Suite 100
Bismarck, ND 58501
Telephone: (701) 250-4200

402 Demers Ave
Suite 300
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Telephone: (701) 772-5518

100 1st St SW
Federal Building Room 104
Minot, ND 58701
Telephone: (701) 852-0604

1137 2nd Ave West
Suite 102
Williston, ND 58801
Telephone: (701) 572-0682

Fargo Disability Attorneys

Fargo is home to numerous social security attorneys and advocates who can help you with your disability claim. They never charge anything upfront and are not paid unless you are successfully awarded disability benefits. Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney.

A Fargo disability lawyer will also generally handle the following cities and town located in Cass county, Steele County, Barnes county, Ransom county, Trail county and Richland county: Wapheton, Valley City, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Grafton and Devils Lake.

All questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney should be directed to the local bar association listed below:

State Bar Association of North Dakota
504 N. Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58501

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

Fargo Disability Hearings

Most disability claims in Fargo, as well as the country, are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stage of the application process. If your claim is among the denied, then you will have to request to have a hearing with the Fargo hearing office. Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle cases at the Fargo office:

ALJ NameApproval Rate
Ambuehl, Christel20.74%
Balter, Michael N.34.81%
Bellamy, Kristi54.34%
Busick, Denzel R.64.88%
Hlaudy, Richard49.54%
Hogan, William L.36.52%
Holappa, Jeffrey N.34.64%
Labrum, Robert J.3.55%
Larsen, Hallie E.19.76%
Olson, Lyle32.64%
Rosten, Brenda56.89%
Santiago, Melissa M.0.36%
Stuber, Chris6.98%
Weathers, Ena0.00%

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


Fargo disability attorney who attend hearings at this office will develop a good rapport with these judges. Their relationship with the judges could prove to be extremely valuable during your hearing.

Under extreme medical or financial circumstances, you should contact your local congressman to see if he or she will be able to intervene with the hearing office to speed up the application process. The congressman for the Fargo area can be reached at:

3170 43rd St S Ste 105
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: (701) 235-9760

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