Goodyear, AZ Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates are available to help disabled individuals get the disability benefits that they need. The two main types of federal benefits for which a disabled individual can qualify are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Legal professionals have played a large part in helping Goodyear residents qualify for disability benefits. In fact, in Maricopa County, there are 82,260 residents receiving SSDI and 51,664 residents receiving SSI benefits. (As of December, 2012)
If you have questions about SSDI and/or SSI benefits, click here or contact your local Social Security Disability field office at the following location:
250 N Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(Seventh Avenue is located south of I-10, between Van Buren Street and Adams Street.)
This Phoenix office also serves the following communities: Phoenix, Arlington, Buckeye, Cashion, Goodyear, Laveen, Palo Verde, Tolleson, and Tonopah.
Hiring an Goodyear Social Security Disability Lawyer
Although you are not required to hire an attorney, having one can significantly increase your chances of being approved. Because the application process can be complicated and overwhelming, it can be very helpful to have a legal representative who understands the ins and outs of the system.
Visit this page to learn about the many benefits of hiring a Goodyear attorney or advocate.
A Goodyear attorney will also work with claimants from the following cities: Avondale, Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, El Mirage, Surprise, Buckeye, Sun City West, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert.
For more information about Social Security Disability lawyers, contact the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA).
Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Goodyear Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
After submitting an initial application, it can be months before a claimant receives a decision. While waiting, it is important that you face the possibility of receiving a denial notice. If this occurs, you will have 60 days in which to appeal the decision. During the appeals processes, it is strongly recommended that you hire an attorney. He or she will not be paid unless you are awarded benefits and can be instrumental in your quest for disability benefits.
In the state of Arizona the appeals process is made up of two different stages. These are the request for reconsideration and the Social Security Disability appeal hearing. Unfortunately, many applicants will be denied during reconsideration and will have to take part in an appeal hearing.
Hearings typically take place in an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The office nearest Goodyear is the Phoenix ODAR which is approximately 19.5 miles away from Goodyear.
The time it takes to schedule an appeal hearing can last many months. If you find that extreme circumstances outside of your control make it impossible for you to wait for your hearing, you should contact your local congressperson. He or she can choose to intervene with the Phoenix ODAR on your behalf to expedite your appeal hearing.
This will only work if the congressperson chooses to and if they can come to an agreement with the hearing office. Although congressional intervention is not guaranteed to work, it will not harm your claim in any way.
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