Lexington, Kentucky (Fayette County) is home to many qualified Social Security Disability lawyers who are available to help disabled individuals navigate the application process for disability benefits. If you or a loved one suffers from a debilitating condition, a Lexington lawyer will simplify the process so that you can receive disability benefits as soon as possible.
There are currently 5,918 pending cases in the Lexington hearing office and the wait time has reached a total of 325 days. Although it certainly isn’t ideal, many applicants have to wait months if not more, to receive a decision on their initial disability application. However, many Fayette County residents find that Social Security Disability benefits are worth the lengthy wait. In fact, there were 7,670 SSDI beneficiaries and 6,761 SSI beneficiaries living in Fayette County as of December 2011.
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To begin the initial application for Social Security Disability benefits, Lexington residents can fill out an application online or visit their local Social Security office to complete the necessary paperwork. If you prefer to fill out an application in person, call one of the following offices ahead of time to schedule an appointment with an SSA representative:
2260 Executive Drive
Lexington, KY 40505
103 Belinda Blvd
Danville, KY 40422
140 Flynn Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Consulting with a Lexington Social Security Disability Attorney
To simplify the application process, you may want to retain the services of a qualified attorney or advocate. Although legal representation is not required, an attorney will be able to walk you through the process step by step to make sure that you fulfill each of the SSA’s detailed requirements.
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A Lexington Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Fayette County, Bourbon County, Clark County, Madison County, Jessamine County, Woodford County, Scott County, and Harrison County: Athens, Becknerville, Winchester, Georgetown, Frankfurt, Versailles, Louisville, Lawrenceburg, Shelbyville, Nicholasville, Richmond, and Danville.
Contact one of the following bar associations to learn more about the various attorneys and advocates in Fayette County:
Fayette County Bar Association
219 North Upper St.
Lexington, KY 40507
Kentucky Bar Association
514 W. Main Street
Frankfort KY 40601-1812
Lexington Disability Hearings
If an applicant’s initial claim and “Request for Reconsideration” have been denied, he or she will need to schedule a hearing at the Lexington Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the approval rates of the administrative law judges who handle cases in the Lexington Hearing Office:
|Bowling, Robert B.||27.83%|
|Isaacs, Davida H.||43.97%|
|Jackson, Karen R.||34.74%|
|Kleber, Kendra S.||36.62%|
|Reynolds, Roger L.||33.46%|
|Sheppard, Christopher C.||39.48%|
|Varo, Gregory O.||63.48%|
|York, Gloria B.||53.89%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Experienced attorneys will become familiar with the judges who handle disability claims in the Lexington hearing office. They can then use that information to your advantage when preparing your disability hearing.
Unfortunately, hearings typically take a long time to be scheduled. If you find that you cannot wait until the scheduled date to have your hearing, you can contact your congressman to request a congressional inquiry on your behalf. In extreme circumstances, he or she can contact the ODAR to expedite your claim. Your congressman's office is located at:
P.O. Box 2059
Lexington, KY 40588
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