Livonia (Wayne County) residents who are out of work due to a disability can apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Livonia disability attorney will be able to evaluate your situation and let you know whether not you should apply for disability. Currently, there are 5,746 pending cases at the Livonia Hearing office and the wait time is 309 days. As of December 2011, there were 68,850 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 81,910 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Wayne County.
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The quickest way to apply for disability is on the SSA’s website. However, if you are comfortable applying for disability on your own, you can visit one of the local SSA offices in the Livonia area.
34010 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
26200 21 Mile Rd
Chesterfield, MI 48051
1280 Pontiac Rd
Livonia Disability Attorney
If you are not knowledgeable about the disability application, you should not apply for disability on your own. You should seek put the help of a Livonia social security attorney or advocate. They offer free consultations and do not charge anything up front.
A Livonia disability lawyer can also help disability applicants in the areas of Inkster, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Northwest Detroit and Pontiac.
If you have questions regarding the process or the paperwork necessary for hiring an attorney in Livonia, you can contact the bar association listed below:
Livonia Bar Association
15357 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Livonia Disability Hearings
If you are not approved for benefits at either the initial or reconsideration stages, then you will have to proceed to a hearing with the Livonia Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the judges (ALJs) who are in charge of the hearings at the Livonia office:
|Blair, B. L.||48.57%|
|Connolly, Mary S.||56.68%|
|D'Amato, Donald G.||54.11%|
|Fernandez, Ramona L.||50.76%|
|Gasaporvich, Martha M.||46.53%|
|MacLean, Patrick J.||52.47%|
|Mason Jr., David A.||48.91%|
|Matulewicz, Dennis M.||52.37%|
|Smereka, Anthony R.||33.41%|
|Thompson, Sherry D.||8.33%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Livonia disability attorneys will be familiar with the judges at this office. If you choose to hire a Livonia disability attorney, you will have access to knowledge of what kind of evidence the different judges look for in a disability claim.
In very rare circumstances, it is possible to speed up the processing of your disability hearing.
800 Welch Rd.
Commerce, MI 48390
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