Newark Social Security Attorney or Advocate

The residents of Newark (Essex County) who are out of work due to a disability can turn to Newark disability attorneys and advocates for help. These legal professionals will be able to help you file for disability and represent you at your disability hearing if necessary. Currently, there are 4,504 pending cases at the Newark Hearing office and the wait time is 349 days. As of December 2011, there were 17,205 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 27,876 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Essex County.

Qualifying for Disability>>>

Listed below are the local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices where a Newark area resident can apply for disability:

274 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Room 1035
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Halsted Commons, 15-33 Halsted St
East Orange, NJ 07018
Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Hiring a Newark Disability Attorney

If you are confused or have questions about the disability application process, it is in your best interest to consult with a Newark social security attorney or advocate. They do not charge any upfront fees and are only paid your claim is approved. Click here to learn more about hiring an attorney.

A Newark Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Hudson County, Essex County, Bergen County, and Union County: Jersey City, New Brighton, Hoboken, Union City, Bloomfield, Maplewood, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Hillside, Cranford, Rahway, Irvington, Morristown, East Orange, West Orange, Passaic, Rutherford, Montclair, Clifton, and Livingston.

All questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney should be directed to the bar association listed below:

Essex County Bar Association
470 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Room B01
Newark, NJ 07102

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Newark Disability Hearings

Most disability claims are denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages of the process. If your claim is among the denied, then you will have to request a hearing with the Newark hearing office. Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) that handle the hearings in Newark.

ALJApproval Rate
Allard, Sharon44.05%
Alvarado, Douglass53.55%
Ayers, Kenneth29.94%
Costa, Leonard F.34.92%
Damille, Ricardy34.92%
Krappa, Donna A.60.18%
Lee, Peter R.17.63%
Lissek, Meryl L.54.93%
Merrill, Theresa58.10%
O'Leary, Dennis48.95%
Olarsch, Leonard41.80%
Shillin, Beth47.50%
Tirrell, Scott45.87%
West, Richard55.38%

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Since most claims are not approved until the hearing stage, Newark social security lawyers will have attended hearings at this office on behalf of other claimants in the past. Their knowledge of the judges and experience with hearings could prove to be extremely valuable during your hearing.

For those who are facing extreme financial or medical hardship, the SSA has been known to speed up the hearing process. To have your hearing scheduled faster, you should contact your local congressman and have him or her talk to the SSA.

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