Knoxville (Knox County) residents who are applying for disability can turn to social security attorneys or advocates for help. Knoxville Disability attorneys will be able to assist you in any step of the process, from the initial to the hearing. Currently, there are 6,443 pending cases at the Knoxville Hearing office and the wait time is 374 days. As of December 2011, there were 13,745 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 9,699 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Knox County.
Knoxville disability applicants can either apply for disability online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
8530 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
140 Sharp Perkins Rd
Jacksboro, TN 37757
Knoxville Disability Attorneys
Most people tend to find the disability application process confusing and stressful. If you are one of those people, you should hire a Knoxville disability attorney. An attorney will take care of your application right from the beginning and alleviate the stress associated with apply for disability.
A Knoxville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Knox County, Blount County, Sevier County, Loudon County, Roane County, Anderson County, Union County, Grainger County, and Jefferson County: New Hopewell, Seymour, Dupont, Mascot, New Market, Jefferson City, Maynardville, Clinton, Clarksville, Claxton, Oak Ridge, Farragut, Dandridge and Kingston.
All questions related to hiring attorneys in Knoxville should be directed to your local bar association, address is listed below:
Knoxville Bar Association
505 Main Street, Suite 50
Knoxville TN 37902
Knoxville Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the reconsideration level, then you will to request to have a hearing scheduled with the Knoxville Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are all of the judges (ALJs) who handle the hearings at the Knoxville ODAR:
|Alden, Randolph W.||72.55%|
|Burke, J. Elaine||53.88%|
|Evans, III, George L.||0.00%|
|Grissom, K. Dickson||58.81%|
|Heaton, Juliana P||51.19%|
|Jones, Stephanie M||77.14%|
|Lawrence, Joan A.||37.63%|
|Richardson, Mary E.||46.74%|
|Wirth, Andrea L||31.82%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Knoxville disability attorneys who attend hearings will be familiar with most of these judges. That familiarity can be used to your advantage when preparing and presenting your claim at the hearing.
In dire medical or financial circumstances, you can contact your local congressman to see if he or she can intervene to get your hearing scheduled faster.
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