Louisville Social Security Attorney or Advocate

If you are a resident of Louisville (Jefferson County) and can no longer work due to a disability, there are many qualified attorneys and advocates available to help you file for Social Security Disability benefits. With the help of a legal professional, you can potentially avoid long wait times to get the financial assistance you need.

The Louisville hearing office currently has a total of 5,655 pending cases and a wait time of 352 days. Unfortunately, receiving a decision on an initial application can take a very long time. Yet, many Jefferson County residents find disability payments to be worth waiting for. In December 2011, 27,150 Jefferson County residents received SSDI benefits and 24,640 received SSI benefits.

To learn which disability program you qualify for, click here.

To begin the application process, you can fill out an application on the SSA’s website or you can make an appointment with your local SSA office to fill out an application in person. Listed below are the offices located near you:

10503 Timberwood Circle
Suite 50
Louisville, KY 40223
Telephone: 1-888-280-5851

140 Flynn Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: 1-866-964-1724

601 West Broadway
Room 101
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: 1-502-582-6690

Consulting with a Louisville Social Security Disability Attorney

Individuals who hire legal representation are often more likely to receive disability benefits than those who don’t. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the process, it may be in your best interest to speak with a Louisville attorney or advocate.

Learn about additional benefits of hiring an attorney here.

A Louisville Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Jefferson County, Oldham County, Shelby County, Spencer County, Bullit County, and Hardin County: Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany, Shively, Audobon Park, St. Mathew, Jeffersontown, Douglas Hills, Devondale, Middletown, Crestwood, La Grange, Memphis, Sellersburg, Georgetown, and Hillview.

Contact a bar association listed below to learn more about the legal representation available near Louisville:

Louisville Bar Association
600 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Northern Kentucky Bar Association
529 Centre View Boulevard
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

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Louisville Disability Hearings

If you are denied disability benefits in the early stages of the application process, you will have to schedule a hearing at the Louisville Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

Listed below are the Louisville judges and their approval rates.

ALJApproval Rate
Collins, Steven37.70%
Kroenecke, Teresa A.40.26%
Lovitt, Jerry35.98%
McDaniel, Candace A.39.66%
Pickett, D. L.45.80%
Price, John R.43.96%
Traver, Daniel A.67.48%
Wilkerson, Dwight D.43.61%
Zuber, William C.38.36%

*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html

Experienced Louisville attorneys often become well acquainted with the administrative law judges who handle disability claims in the local hearing office. This insight can be used to effectively prepare for your Social Security Disability appeal.

In some cases, disability hearings may take a very long time to be scheduled. If monetary strain or health complications are making it difficult to wait until your scheduled hearing date, contact your local congressman and explain the urgent nature of your circumstances. In some cases, your congressman may be able to intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to have your hearing scheduled sooner. Your local congressman's office is located at:

Romano Mazzoli Federal Building
600 Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, Suite 216
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone: 502-582-5129
Fax: 502-582-589

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Further Reading: How to Qualify For Social Security Disability in Kentucky

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