Lawton Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Lawton (Comanche County) residents are entitled to disability benefits if become disabled and are unable to work for at least a year as a result. There are two different types of disability benefits you can apply for: SSDI and SSI. As of December 2011, there were 3,420 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 3,077 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Comanche County. If you are not sure how to go about applying for disability, you can turn to a Lawton social security attorney help.

The easiest way to apply for disability is on the SSA’s website. However, if you have questions about the application, you should one of the local offices near Lawton for help:

506 W Utah Ave
Chickasha, OK 73108
Telephone: 1-405-224-0521

1610 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73501
Telephone: 1-866-931-2732

Lawton Disability Attorneys

While it is not necessary that you hire a Lawton disability attorney, you should strongly consider hiring one. These legal professionals will be able to help you determine which disability program you should apply for and help you fill out your application. Plus, your attorney is not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits.

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A Lawton disability lawyer can also help disability applicants in the areas of Ardmore, Chickasha, Clinton, Enid, Moore, Oklahoma City, and Shawnee.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hiring an attorney in Lawton, you should contact the bar association listed below:

Comanche County Bar Association
601 SW C Ave., Ste. 103
Lawton, OK 73501

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Disability Hearings in Lawton

Once your application is filed, you will receive a decision with 3 to 5 months. If your claim is denied, you will have to file for a request for reconsideration. If that is denied, you will have to request to have a disability hearing with the Oklahoma City social security hearing office. Currently, there are 6,862 pending cases at the Oklahoma City office and the wait time is 377 days.

From October 2012 to January 2013, the Oklahoma City hearing office had 1670 hearings scheduled. Approximately 82.6% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are given responsibility of making a decision on the whether to approve claims during the hearing. The 13 judges in the Oklahoma City office handled about 1.6 hearings per day or approximately 21 hearings scheduled each day. Approximately 43% of the hearings at the Oklahoma City office were held through a video conference, meaning the claimant and/or the attorney were not present at the hearing office.

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the thought having to go to a hearing. Your Lawton disability attorney will prepare you and make sure that you know what to expect during the hearing.

If you are in a dire financial or medical situation , you can request a congressional inquiry to see if it is possible to speed up your hearing. To request an inquiry, you will have to contact your local congressman:

711 SW D Ave., Ste. 201,
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: (580) 357-2131

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