Residents of Las Vegas (Clark County) who are out of work due to a long term disability can turn to a Las Vegas social security attorney or advocate for help. These attorneys will be able to help you apply for either SSI or SSDI benefits and represent you at your hearing if your claim has been denied. Currently, there are 2,433 pending cases at the Las Vegas Hearing office and the wait time is 324 days. As of December 2011, there were 39,645 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 33,124 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Clark County.
Listed below is the local SSA Office in Las Vegas that you can visit, if you do not feel comfortable applying for disability online:
1250 S Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Telephone: (866) 704-4859
Las Vegas Disability Attorneys
Las Vegas disability attorneys do not charge any upfront fees. They are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits. They receive 25% of the back pay you are awarded, up to $6,000.
A Las Vegas Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Clark County, Lincoln County, and Nye County: Boulder City, River Mountain, Calico Ridge, Whitney, Grand Valley South, Elkhorn, Enterprise, Desert Hills, Spring Valley, North Las Vegas, Summerlin South, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Winchester, Providence, and Los Prados.
If you have questions about hiring an attorney in Las Vegas, you should contact the Las Vegas Bar Association:
Clark County Bar Association
725 S. 8th Street
Las Vegas NV 89101
Las Vegas Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of initial claims for disability are denied nationally. Of the 60% that denied, 90% are denied at the 1st stage of the appeal process: the request for reconsideration. If your claim is among the denied at both of those stages, then you will need to request for a hearing with the Las Vegas hearing office.
Administrative law judges (ALJs) are responsible for making a decision on your claim during the hearing. Listed below are the ALJs at the Las Vegas office and their respective approval rates on claims.
|Bennett, Norman L.||37.91%|
|Colpitts, Donald R.||66.24%|
|Daniels, Christopher R.||45.26%|
|Gatto, David K.||35.59%|
|Hoover, Cynthia R.||30.73%|
|Jenkins, Barry H.||44.58%%|
|Vanderhoof, Gary L.||13.53%%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Most Las Vegas social security attorneys and advocates will be familiar with the judges at this hearing office. Thus, they will be to tailor your case to the preference of the ALJ that is assigned to your hearing.
If you are facing severe medical or financial circumstances, it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. To do so, you will have to contact your local congressman:
8485 W. Sunset Road, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: (702) 387-4941
Fill out the form below to speak with Las Vegas social security attorney or advocate: