Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates are available to help those Houston, TX (Harris County) residents who are out of work for a year due a disability. These attorneys will be able to help you with the disability application process right from the start and ensure that you are awarded the benefits you deserve. As of December, 2012 there are 4,645 pending cases at the Houston-North hearing office and the wait time is 275 days. In the Houston-Bissonnet hearing office, there are currently 6,250 pending cases and the wait time is 263 days. As of December 2011, there were 68,625 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 99,053 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Harris County.
Those living in Houston can either apply for disability on the SSA’s website or at one of the local offices listed below:
5414 Aldine Mall Rd
Houston, TX 77039
8989 Lakes At 610 Dr
Houston, TX 77054
10703 Stancliff Rd
Houston, TX 77099
Houston Disability Attorneys
If you think you are entitled to disability benefits, you should strongly consider consulting with a Houston disability lawyer. Disability Lawyers and advocates often offer free consultation and are not paid unless you are successfully granted benefits.
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A Houston Social Security Disability lawyer will also often handle disability claims in the following cities located in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Galveston County, Chambers County, Liberty County, Waller County, and San Jacinto County: Pasedena, Cloverleaf, Laporte, Channelview, Baytown, Hunters Creek Village, Bellaire, Missouri City, Mission Bend, Aldine, Katy, Pearland, League City, and Humble.
All attorney-related questions can be directed to the Houston Bar Association, address listed below:
Houston Bar Association
1001 Fannin, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77002
Houston Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to file for a hearing at either the Houston-North or Houston-Bissonnet hearing offices.
Listed below are the judges (ALJs) that handle the hearings at the Houston-North Office:
|Eason, Kimani R.||30.62%|
|Gutierrez, David R.||42.63%|
|Herber, David J.||37.46%|
|Helget, Thomas J.||32.32%|
|Henry, Patricia C.||100.00%|
|Howard, William B.||38.66%|
|Meyer, Gerald L.||31.15%|
|Whitney, Daniel E.||30.45%|
|Williams, Jr., Harry L.||45.89%|
Listed below are the ALJs that handle the hearings at the Houston-Bissonnet Office:
|Anderson, Monica J.||25.66%|
|Beers, Caroline H.||30.70%|
|Burdette, Robert N.||36.71%|
|Gilbert, Richard A.||39.90%|
|Morris, Scott T.||21.13%|
|Strong, Helen F.||40.54%|
|Suttles, Gary J.||20.86%|
|Willy, Donald J.||40.76%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Houston Disability attorneys who attend hearings at both of these offices will have a great sense of familiarity with these judges. That familiarity can be used to your advantage when presenting your case to the judge.
In cases of dire medical of financial need, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she can speed up the scheduling of your hearing. The congressman's address for the Houston area is:
10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (713) 682-8828
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