In December 2011, 2,450 SSDI beneficiaries as well as 2,832 SSI beneficiaries lived in Coconino County, Arizona. If you are a resident of Flagstaff (Coconino County) and can no longer work due to a disability or illness, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Don’t struggle through the difficult application process on your own. A Flagstaff lawyer can guide you through the necessary paperwork to get you the disability benefits you need.
Learn about Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, here. You can also learn more about the application process by contacting a Social Security office near you.
The Flagstaff office is located at the following address:
1585 SO Plaza Way
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Hiring a Flagstaff Disability Attorney
While many people begin the application process believing that they only have to submit some paperwork to receive benefits, this is not the case. In actuality, the Social Security Disability application process can be quite confusing and can often take many months to complete. To increase your chances of approval, it may be in your best interest to retain the services of a Flagstaff attorney or advocate.
Discover how having legal representation can benefit your claim.
A Flagstaff attorney will also handle cases in the following Arizona cities: Sedona, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Winslow, Prescott Valley, Prescott, Payson, Fountain Hills, Show Low, Sun City West, Surprise, El Mirage, and Paradise Valley.
Questions you have about the legal services in Flagstaff can be directed toward the State Bar of Arizona:
State Bar of Arizona
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
Flagstaff Disability Hearings
While many applicants hope to be approved during the initial stage of the application process, the reality is that the majority of initial disability claims are denied. If you find yourself in this situation, you will be required to schedule an appeal hearing. Most Flagstaff appeal hearings are held in the Phoenix Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are several important statistics about the Phoenix hearing office that you and your legal team may find useful—should your claim proceed to the hearing stage:
- There are currently 3,806 pending cases scheduled to be heard in the Phoenix ODAR.
- The wait time in the Phoenix ODAR has reached a total of 370 days.
- The Phoenix hearing office scheduled around 1,180 appeal hearings between October 2012 and January 2013.
- Out of the total hearings scheduled in the Phoenix hearing office, approximately 83.56% were resolved—meaning they were either approved, denied, or partially approved.
- There are seven administrative law judges (ALJs) who hear disability claims in the Phoenix ODAR.
- Each of the seven Phoenix judges handled about 2.4 hearings per day between October 2012 and January 2013. During this same time period, the entire Phoenix office processed about 16.8 hearings per day.
- Out of all of the hearings held at the Phoenix hearing office, 71.34% were held in person, while the rest were held through a video conference.
While these facts and numbers may not mean anything to you, your lawyer will know how to use this information to prepare your disability appeal more effectively.
Typically, an appeal hearing takes place about 3 to 4 months after it is scheduled. If you find you cannot wait this long—due to financial or medical instability, you can contact your local congressperson. He or she has the power to intervene with the hearing office on your behalf to expedite your appeal hearing.
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