If you or a loved one cannot maintain employment due to a disability or illness, a Lansing Social Security Disability lawyer can help you get the disability benefits you need to ensure your financial stability.
Currently, the Lansing hearing office has a wait time of 315 days and is handling a total of 3,942 pending cases. While waiting months to receive disability benefits can be challenging, many Lansing residents find Social Security Disability benefits to be worth the difficulty. In fact, 8,195 residents of Ingham County received SSDI and another 7,175 received SSI in 2011 alone.
For more information regarding the different Social Security Disability program options, visit this page.
If you are ready to begin the application process, fill out an application online or in person at one of the following Social Security offices:
5210 Perry Robinson
Lansing, MI 48911
234 W. Louis Glick Highway
Jackson, MI 49201
Consulting with a Lansing Social Security Disability Attorney
The Social Security Disability application process involves complicated paperwork and medical documentation. If you are feeling overwhelmed while applying for disability benefits, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney or advocate to assist you with your claim.
Learn about the benefits of hiring an attorney here.
A Lansing Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Ingham County, Eaton County, Clinton County, Jackson County, Calhoun County, and Livingston County: Okemos, Haslett, Flint, Dewitt, Grand Ledge, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Holt, Mason, Leslie, Williamston, Fowlerville, Perry, Durand, and St. Johns.
Contact the Ingham County Bar Association for more information about the attorneys and advocates in your area:
Ingham County Bar Association
PO Box 66
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
Lansing Disability Hearings
If your initial application and request for reconsideration are denied, the next step is to schedule a Social Security Disability appeal hearing. If you are a resident of Lansing, Michigan, your appeal hearing will likely be held at the Lansing Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Experienced attorneys and administrative law judges (ALJ’s) often become familiar with one another after handling different Social Security Disability claims together. Your attorney can use this insight to your advantage when preparing your claim. Listed below you will find more information regarding the administrative law judges that handle cases in the Lansing Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
|Blatnik, Lawrence E.||50.00%|
|Chaves, Robert J.||48.41%|
|Jones, Paul W.||29.65%|
|Kent, James J.||52.97%|
|Mamelka, Colleen M.||36.05%|
|Rosenberg, Amy L.||42.91%|
|Walters, Thomas L.||46.09%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
In some cases, having a disability hearing scheduled can take a very long time—months even. If financial or health complications make it difficult for you to wait until your scheduled date, you can contact your local congressman to expedite your hearing. Simply call your representative to explain your circumstances and he or she may be able to intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to have your hearing scheduled sooner. Your congressman is:
1000 West St. Joseph,
Suite 300 Lansing,
Telephone: (517) 702-8000
Fax: (517) 702-8642
For a free legal consultation with a Lansing Social Security lawyer or advocate, fill out the form below: