Workers who are applying for social security disability benefits in Idaho have a 34.2% chance of winning their initial disability claim. Across the nation, only about one-third of new SSD cases are awarded and many of those that are denied are brought to the Social Security Administration a second time for reconsideration. At the appeals level, the state of Idaho awards social security disability benefits only 12.5% of the time, a number that is slightly above the 11.3% national average. While Idaho does not have a traditional hearing office where second appeals are reviewed by Administrative Law Judges, the state does have an ODAR location in Boise and a satellite hearing office based in Billings. On a national scale, more than half of the disability cases that make it to a second appeal are awarded.
Nationwide, it takes nearly a year to process a social security disability case at the hearing level. The national average is 349 days with a 58.1% award rate.
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If you are an injured worker who is applying for social security disability benefits in Idaho or even if you have already applied for benefits, you can talk to an Idaho social security disability attorney at any point during the application process to get guidance on the best way to proceed with your Idaho social security disability case for optimal results. Disability attorneys who have experience dealing with the Social Security Administration can help you to more easily navigate the application and eligibility process.
You can arrange a free consultation with an Idaho social security disability attorney by completing the free, no-obligation evaluation form that is available on this site. Remember that Initial consultations are also free and you are not required to retain any legal services. You will not incur attorney’s fees on your case unless your disability lawyer is able to win your case for you. Click on the city closest to you for more information on hiring a disability attorney in your area: