Disabled residents of Glendale (Maricopa County) who can no longer hold a job may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Data recorded in 2011 suggests that Maricopa County was home to a total of 79,775 SSDI recipients in addition to 56,702 SSI recipients. With the help of a Glendale lawyer you could join these recipients to achieve the financial stability you need.
Learn more about SSDI and SSI here. A lawyer can help you determine which program would be the best fit for your particular needs. You can also contact your local Social Security office with any other questions you may have about the two different benefit options. The office closest to Glendale can be reached at the following location:
5907 W Kings Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306
Hiring a Glendale Disability Attorney
Many applicants make the mistake of assuming that the application process for disability benefits will be quick and easy. This is almost never the case. In reality, the process of filing for Social Security Disability benefits is often drawn-out and complicated. To avoid further complications and delays with your claim, hire an experienced attorney to help you through the difficult aspects of the process.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of having an attorney or advocate help you file your disability claim.
A Glendale Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Mojave County, Yavapai County, and Gila County: Peoria, Sun City, Surprise, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Wittman, Wickenburg, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Cave Creek, Carefree, Guadalupe, and Black Canyon City.
The Maricopa County Bar Association can answer any other questions you have about the attorneys in Glendale. The Maricopa Bar Association is located at the following address:
Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Glendale Disability Hearings
While it can be discouraging for an individual to have their initial application denied, the truth is that the majority of applications are not approved until the hearing stage of the application process. If your initial application is denied, you will be required to schedule a disability hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ).
Many Glendale hearings are held in the Phoenix North Office of Disability Adjudication and Review—or ODAR.
Currently, the Phoenix North hearing office is busy processing 2,485 pending claims. The wait time has reached 306 days. Below we have listed important statistics about the hearings held in the Phoenix North (ODAR). You and your attorney or advocate will find this information useful when preparing your disability hearing. Keep in mind that these statistics are for the time period between October 2012 and January 2013.
- 1,094 Hearings were scheduled in the Phoenix North hearing office.
- 84% of all Phoenix North hearings were resolved. This means that the claimant was approved, denied, or partially approved for Social Security Disability benefits.
- The Phoenix North office has seven judges (ALJs) who hear disability claims.
- Each of the ALJs handled approximately 2.1 dispositions per day.
- The entire hearing office handled 14.7 dispositions each day.
- 92.42% of all disability hearings in the Phoenix North office were conducted in person, the rest were conducted through video conferences.
Although you may not understand what each of these facts and figures represents, your attorney or advocate will. He or she can use this information to better present your disability claim.
After a hearing is scheduled, it typically won’t take place until three or four months down the road. If you find it too difficult to wait for a hearing that far in advance you can contact your local congressperson to expedite your appeal hearing. In cases of extreme financial or medical distress, a congressperson can intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Contact your local congressperson with the information listed below:
7121 West Bell Road Suite 200
Glendale, AZ 85308