If you can no longer work due to a disability or debilitating illness, a Flint (Genesee County) Social Security Disability lawyer can help you through the Social Security Disability application process to increase your chances of being approved for disability benefits.
The Flint hearing office currently has a 2,649 pending cases and a processing time of 298 days. Unfortunately, receiving a decision on an initial disability application can often take many months to a year. However, many Genesee County residents find disability payments to be worth waiting for. In December 2011, 18,410 Genesee County residents received SSDI benefits and an additional 16,331 received SSI benefits.
To learn which disability benefit program you may qualify for, click here.
Begin the application process by filling out an application on the Social Security Administration’s website or make an appointment with your local Social Security office to fill out an application in person. Listed below are the offices near you:
1149 Robert T Long Way
Flint, MI 48503
2021 W. Carpenter Rd
Flint, MI 48505
Consulting with a Flint Social Security Disability Attorney
Those who hire legal representation are often more likely to receive approval for disability benefits than those who don’t have an attorney representing them. If you feel overwhelmed or stressed by the process, you should speak with a Flint attorney or advocate.
Learn about the additional benefits of hiring a lawyer here.
A Flint Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Genesee County, Tuscola County, Lapeer County, Oakland County, Livingston County, Shiawassee County, and Saginaw County: Burton, Grand Blanc, Davison, Mt. Morris, Beecher, Flushing, Durand, New Lothrop, Corunna, Owasso, Waterford, Pontiac, Brighton, Saginaw, and Imlay City.
Contact the Genesee County Bar Association to inquire about the legal options available to you:
Genesee County Bar Association
315 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48502
Flint Disability Hearings
If you are denied Social Security Disability benefits in the early stages of your applications, you may be required to schedule an appeal hearing at the Flint Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the Flint administrative law judges (ALJs) and their approval rates:
|Dunn, Michael R.||44.06%|
|Fallis, Kevin W.||35.24%|
|Mattia, Christopher J.||0.25%|
|Sloss, Andrew G.||36.26%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Experienced Flint lawyers often become well acquainted with the judges who handle disability claims in their local hearing office. This information can be used to effectively prepare a Social Security Disability appeal hearing.
In some cases, Social Security Disability appeal hearings may take a very long time to be scheduled. If you find that monetary strain or health complications have made it difficult for you to wait until your scheduled hearing date, contact your local congressman. If you can explain the urgent nature of your circumstances, your congressman may be able to intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
801 S. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502
For a free legal consultation with a Flint Social Security lawyer, fill out the following form.
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