Lawrence (Douglas County) residents who are out of work can turn to disability attorneys/advocates for help with the process of obtaining cash benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You have the option of either apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. Currently, there were 5,660 people receiving SSDI benefits and 5,796 were receiving SSI benefits in Douglas County.
A Lawrence disability applicant can either apply for disability online (www.ssa.gov) or at a local SSA office.
Lawrence, KS 66049
Phone: (785) 843-2254
15375 W 95th St
Lenexa, KS 66219
Hiring a Lawrence Disability Attorney
A Lawrence social security attorney will significantly improve your chances of being approved for disability. He or she will help in every step of the application process: from the initial application to the disability hearing.
A Lawrence social security disability lawyer will also handle cases in the following cities and towns: Gardner, Olathe, Topeka, Ottawa, Lansing, Lenexa, Shawnee, Overland Park, Mission and Kansas City, KS.
If you have any questions about hiring an attorney in Lawrence, you should contact:
Douglas County Bar Association
P.O. Box 1966
Lawrence, KS 66044
Lawrence Disability Hearings
The disability hearing presents the best opportunity for you to have your claim approved. All Lawrence residents will have to travel to Topeka for their hearing. Currently, the wait time at the Topeka office to have a hearing scheduled is 333 days. This is due to the fact that there are 2,423 claimants still waiting for a hearing with the Topeka office.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Topeka hearing office:
- Had a total of 837 hearings scheduled. 80.5% of those claimants have already received a decision on their claims.
- Had 5 judges who were responsible for the hearings and they were able to resolve about 12 hearings per day combined.
- Only had 46% of the hearings in-person. The rest of hearings were held through video conferencing, because the claimant was unable to make it in person.
Don’t be discouraged if you do not know what to expect at the hearing. Your disability attorney will argue your case for you.
In extreme circumstances, the SSA will schedule a hearing sooner than the 333 days. You will have to request that your congressman put in a congressional inquiry into your claim in order to have your hearing scheduled sooner.
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