Indianapolis (Marion County) is home to many qualified Social Security Disability lawyers who are available to assist those applying for disability benefits. Although it is not required to retain the services of a lawyer, doing so may help you avoid long processing times and increase your chances of approval.
Currently, the Indianapolis hearing office has a processing time of 320 days and there are a total of 6,600 cases pending. While this can seem like a long time to wait, many applicants ultimately find Social Security Disability Payments to be worth the wait. Data collected in December 2011 indicates that Marion County was home to 28,020 SSDI recipients and 24,233 SSI recipients.
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To apply for disability benefits, Indianapolis residents can fill out an electronic application online or schedule an appointment with their local SSA office to fill out an application in person. Offices near Marion County include:
575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
117 S Scatterfield Rd
Anderson IN 46012
Consulting with a Indianapolis Social Security Disability Attorney
If you find the application process to be complicated or overwhelming, it may be in your best interest to contact an Indianapolis attorney or advocate to assist you with your application. An attorney or advocate will be familiar with each of the steps you must take to complete your disability application. He or she will make sure your application is complete and error-free.
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An Indianapolis Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Marion County, Hendricks County, Morgan County, Johnson County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, and Shelby County: Speedway, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville, Lebonon, Pittsboro, Brownsburg, Greenwood, Shelbyville, Franklin, Noblesville, Anderson, Muncie, Lafayette, Bloomington, and Columbus.
To learn more about Indianapolis Social Security Disability lawyers, contact your local bar association:
Indianapolis Bar Association
135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1500,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Indianapolis Disability Hearings
If your initial claim is denied, you may need to schedule an appeal hearing to continue your pursuit of disability benefits. Indianapolis disability hearings are held in the Indianapolis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the approval rates for the administrative law judges (ALJs) who hear disability cases in the Indianapolis office:
|Brown, Belinda J.||41.46%|
|de la Torre, Blanca B.||50.17%|
|Jordan, Ronald T.||56.08%|
|Kroenecke, Teresa A.||56.08%|
|Odell, Jody H.||51.75%|
|Velaquez, Albert J.||54.21%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates are often well acquainted with the judges who review cases in the Indianapolis hearing office and can use that insight to prepare your case more effectively.
If you are facing financial or medical hardship and need your hearing to be scheduled sooner than the given date, you should contact your local congressperson to request a congressional inquiry. The congressperson for the Indianapolis area is:
300 E Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46205-4258
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