When a Mesa, Arizona resident becomes disabled and can no longer work, there are many qualified attorneys and advocates who can help that person qualify for the disability benefits they need. The two main types of Social Security Disability benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are currently 82,260 Maricopa County residents receiving SSDI benefits and 51,664 Maricopa County residents receiving SSI benefits. (Statistic from December 2012).
If you have questions about the disability benefits available to you, visit this page or reach out to your local Social Security field office. The office nearest to Mesa, AZ is located at the following address:
250 N Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(7th Ave is located to the south of the I-10, between Van Buren and Adams Streets.)
This Social Security Disability field office also works with claimants in the following cities: Phoenix, Arlington, Buckeye, Cashion, Mesa, Laveen, Palo Verde, Tolleson, and Tonopah.
Hiring an Mesa Disability Lawyer
Some Social Security Disability applicants choose not to hire an attorney or advocate to assist them with their claim. Although this is perfectly acceptable, we suggest that you retain the services of a legal professional. This is because the application has very specific rules and guidelines. It can be very easy to break these without realizing. Having an attorney or advocate will ensure that you don’t make any careless mistakes and will help you present the most successful application.
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A Mesa Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Mojave County, Yavapai County, and Gila County: Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Creeks, Sun Lakes, Avondale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa, Sacaton, Cave Creek, New River, Central Heights Midland City, Payson, Rio Verde, Pine, Mayer, and Fountain Hills.
Additional information about Mesa disability lawyers can be accessed through a local bar association—such as the one listed below:
Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Mesa Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If your initial application is denied, it is important that you do not give up on your pursuit of disability benefits. You can appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision within 60 days of receiving your notice of denial. If you haven’t already, this would be the time to contact an attorney or advocate.
The appeals process is made up of two components—the request for reconsideration and the appeal hearing. Because many applicants will be turned down during the reconsideration stage, it is likely that you will be required to attend a Social Security Disability appeal hearing. This typically takes place in front of judge in a hearing office. Mesa claimants will likely be processed in the Phoenix hearing office which is about nineteen miles away from Mesa.
Many times, applicants find that their appeal hearing dates are several months away. If financial or medical circumstances prevent you from waiting this long, it may be possible to receive congressional intervention. To see if this is possible, contact your local congressman or woman and explain your situation. If he or she feels it appropriate, they can intervene with the hearing office on your behalf and your hearing may be expedited.
This is not always effective but will never harm your claim or decrease your chances of approval.
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