There are many Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates who practice in the New Haven (New Haven County) area. If you can no longer work due to disability or extreme illness, a New Haven attorney can guide you through the application process so that you can be awarded the disability benefits you need.
The New Haven hearing office currently has 2,342 pending cases and a processing time of 312 days. Although the prospect of waiting 312 days for a decision on your disability application may not seem ideal, many members of the New Haven County community find that disability benefits are worth waiting for. As of December 2011, there were 22,290 SSDI beneficiaries and 18,536 SSI beneficiaries residing in New Haven County.
To learn more about the two Social Security Disability benefit programs, click here.
If you live in the New Haven area and wish to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you must start by filling out an application. To do so, you can visit the SSA website and fill out an electronic copy or you can schedule an appointment with a representative at your local Social Security office to fill out an application in person. Listed below are the offices located in your area:
Giaimo Federal Bldg., Suite 415
150 Court St.
New Haven, CT 06510
3885 Main St., 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Consulting with a New Haven Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are not familiar with the Social Security Disability application process, it may be in your best interest to contact an attorney or advocate to offer support and guidance. A qualified attorney will make sure there are no errors in your application and increase your chances of being approved for disability benefits.
For more information on the benefits of hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer, click here.
A New Haven Social Security Attorney will also handle cases in New Haven County, Fairfield County, Litchfield County, and Middlesex County: Stratford, Waterbury, Milford, West Haven, Middletown, New Haven, North Haven, Madison, Orange, Woodbridge, Bethany, Trumbull, Guilford, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Shelton, Wallingford, Derby, and Greenwich. For more information regarding the legal professionals in your area, contact your local bar association. Your local bar association:
New Haven County Bar Association
P.O. Box 1441
New Haven, CT 06506-1441
New Haven Disability Hearings
If your initial application and reconsideration have been denied and you wish to continue pursuing disability benefits, you will need to request a hearing to be held at the New Haven Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the approval rates of the administrative law judges that hear cases in the New Haven ODAR:
|Horton, Deirdre R.
|Molleur, John T.
|Anzalone, Kerry J.
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Attorneys are often familiar with the judges who hear cases in their local offices. Your lawyer can use this information to present your case effectively.
If you are experiencing financial or medical troubles and cannot wait a long time to have your appeal hearing, you should consider contacting your local congressperson to request that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your local congressperson is listed below:
59 Elm Street,
New Haven, CT 06510
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