If you are unable to work due to a disability or illness, there are many qualified attorneys in Hartford (Hartford County) to assist you with your Social Security Disability claim. With the assistance of an attorney or advocate, you can simplify the application process and get the financial assistance you need. Currently, the Hartford Hearing Office has 3,616 pending cases and a wait time of 334 days. While waiting over 300 days may seem discouraging, many residents of Hartford County have found disability payments to be worth the wait. In December, 2011 Hartford County was home to 21,445 SSDI recipients and 19,935 SSI recipients.
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If you are considering applying for disability benefits, it is important to remember that you can fill out an application online, over the phone, or in person at your local Social Security office. To apply in person, applicants are required to schedule an appointment with a Social Security representative ahead of time. The Social Security offices near you are located at the following address:
960 Main St. 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
307 Main St.
Ansonia, CT 06401
Consulting with a Hartford Social Security Disability Attorney
If you have questions about the Social Security Disability application process, it may be in your best interest to consult with a Social Security Disability lawyer. A qualified lawyer will be able to guide you through your application and address any confusion you may have. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of hiring an attorney, click here.
A Hartford Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Hartford County, Tolland County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, Fairfield County, and New London County: West Hartford, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Newington, Wethersfield, Waterbury, Farmington, New Britain, Rocky Hill, Manchester, Vernon, Windsor, South Windsor, Simsbury, Granby, and Middletown. Contact your local bar association at the address listed below for more information about the legal professionals in your area:
Hartford County Bar Association
100 Pearl Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Hartford Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied during the initial and reconsideration stages, you will be required to request a hearing to be held at the Hartford Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below you will find a list of the approval rates of the administrative law judges (ALJs) who hear cases in the Hartford Hearing Office:
|Alger, Ryan A.||33.67%|
|Borre, Alexander P.||38.14%|
|Morgan, Aaron M.||6.00%|
|Sweeney, Edward F.||40.82%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Typically, an attorney will be familiar with the administrative law judges who hear cases in his or her local ODAR. This insight can be used to your advantage throughout the appeal process.
As you may have experienced during the initial application stage, scheduling an appeal hearing may a take a long time. If you find that you cannot wait a long time—because of financial or medical hardship—you may want to request a congressional inquiry. A congressional inquiry involves calling your local congressman to explain your situation and ask that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your congressperson has the power to expedite your appeal hearing in extreme circumstances. See below for your congressman’s contact information:
221 Main Street #2
Hartford, CT 06106
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