Norfolk Social Security Attorney or Advocate

When applying for disability benefits in the Norfolk area, applicants should consult with a Norfolk, VA disability attorney first. They will be able to evaluate your claim and let you know whether or not you should proceed with your application. Currently, there are 2,799 pending cases at the Norfolk Social Security office and the wait time is 321 days.

Learn more about the different Social Security Disability programs here.

Norfolk area residents can apply for disability or in person at a local SSA office. The 3 closest SSA offices to the Norfolk area are listed below:

5850 Lake Herbert Drive
First Floor
Norfolk, VA 23502
Telephone: 1-866-858-6089

1521 Hardy Cash Drive
Ground Floor
Hampton, VA 23666
Telephone: 1-866-592-2669

3305 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Telephone: 1-866-593-8851

Norfolk Disability Attorneys

Regardless of whether you have already been denied or you are just beginning the application process, you should considering contacting a disability. More on the benefits of hiring an attorney>>>

For those of you living outside Norfolk, a Norfolk social security disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Norfolk County, Virginia Beach County, Newport News County, Hampton County, Portsmouth County, and Suffolk County: Chesapeake, Ocean View, Portsmouth, Lynnwood, Kings Grant, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia Beach, Willoughby Bay, Hickory, Butts Station, Deep Creek, Suffolk, Lynnhaven Roads, Hobson, Bartlett, Smithfield, Berkley, and Surry.

Your local bar association can be contacted for more information on hiring lawyers in the Norfolk, VA area.

Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 1330
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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

Norfolk Disability Hearings

Almost 60% of cases are denied at the initial application stage and 90% are denied at the reconsideration stage. If your claim is among one of those denied, you will have to request a hearing with the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) office. Listed below are all of the judges who handle the cases at the Norfolk office.

ALJ Name Approval Rate
Cohen, Kerith 44.48%
Dodson, O.P. 44.41%
Duann, Tom 51.34%
Goldstein, Stewart 48.20%
Jordan, Jeffrey 48.53%
Matula, Carol 32.97%
Pflugrath, William 39.38%
Pianin, Irving A. 39.94%
Vest, Jr., William 38.83%

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Norfolk social security attorneys will generally have a high level of familiarity with the judges and can use that to your advantage when preparing and presenting your case at the hearing.


You should consider contacting your local congressman in cases of extreme medical or financial hardships. He or she will be able to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. The congressman for the Norfolk area can be located at:

4772 Euclid Road, Suite E
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-687-8290

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