The residents of Manchester (Hillsborough County) have the option of seeking the assistance of a Manchester disability attorney when applying for disability benefits. Your attorney will be able to assist you in all steps of the application process: from the initial application to the disability hearing. Currently, there are 3,355 pending cases at the Manchester Hearing office and the wait time is 348 days. As of December 2011, there were 13,095 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,474 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Hillsborough County.
Learn more about the different SSD Programs.
A Manchester resident can either apply for disability online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
2 Wall St
Manchester, NH 03101
70 Commercial St
Concord, NH 03301
34 Mechanic St.
Keene, NH 03431
Manchester Disability Attorneys
Manchester is home to numerous disability attorneys, as well as advocates, who can help you file for disability. They do not charge any upfront fees and are only paid if you are successfully awarded disability benefits.
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A Manchester Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Hillsborough County, Merrimack County, Rockingham County, and Cheshire County: Pinardville, Derry, Londonderry, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, Hudson, Rochester, Hookset, Farmington, Loudon, Exeter, Hampton, and Keene.
Manchester residents who have questions about hiring an attorney can contact the bar association listed below:
New Hampshire Bar Association
2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 300
Concord NH 03301
Manchester Disability Hearings
Most claims in Manchester, as well as across the United States, are denied at the reconsideration level of the application process. If you are denied at the reconsideration level, then you will have to file for a hearing with the Manchester Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the judges (ALJs) in charge of the hearings at the Manchester ODAR:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Levin, Mathew G.||29.43%|
|Martin, Paul G.||38.11%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Since the disability hearing presents a claimant with the best chance of being approved for benefits, Manchester disability attorneys will have attended a lot of hearings in the past on behalf of other claimants. The knowledge and expertise that is built up as a result could be used to your advantage when preparing for your hearing.
It can be difficult to pay your medical and household bills when you are out of work. If you have an extreme circumstance where you need to have your hearing process sped up, you can contact your local congressman:
33 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Fill out the form below for a free evaluation of your disability claim: