An O’Fallon (St. Charles County), Missouri resident who is out of work for a year due to a disability should consider applying for social security disability benefits with the help of a disability attorney or advocate. The first thing a disability attorney will be determine is whether you have a good case and if it would be worth your time to apply for benefits or not. As of December 2011, there were 7,585 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 2,465 individuals receiving SSI benefits in St. Charles County, MO.
An O’Fallon disability applicant can either apply for disability online or at one of the local Social Security offices listed below:
4800 Executive Ctr Pkwy
Peters, MO 63376
650 Gravois Bluffs
Fenton, MO 63026
11753 West Florissant
Florissant, MO 63033
Hiring an O’Fallon Disability Attorney/Advocate
If you are not too sure how to file an application or are confused about specific forms, you should consider hiring an O’Fallon disability attorney or advocate to help you. They do not charge anything upfront and are not paid unless you are successfully awarded benefits.
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An O’Fallon Social Security attorney will also handle claims for other St. Charles county residents as well as those living in neighboring Saint Louis, Lincoln, Warren and Franklin counties. They will also represent disabled workers in nearby towns such as Saint Peters, Saint Charles, Chesterfield, Bridgeton, Wildwood, Ellsville, Ballwin, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, Manchester, and Creve Coeur.
The State Bar of Missouri (326 Monroe, Jefferson City, MO 65102) can be contacted if you have questions about the disability attorney you are considering hiring.
O’Fallon Disability Hearings
In the state of Missouri, only about 32% of claims are approved at the initial level and only about 16% of the denied claims are approved at the reconsideration stage. If your claim is denied at both of these stages, you will have to go to a hearing at the Creve Coeur hearing office.
As of March 2013, there are 7,633 pending cases at the Creve Coeur office and the average wait time to have a hearing scheduled is 412 days. It is possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner. To do so, you should contact your local congressman and see if he or she would be willing to make a congressional inquiry into your claim.
Between October 2012 and January 2013, there were a total of 1827 hearings held at the Creve Coeur Office and approximately 77.8% of them were either approved or denied. The rest of the claimants have yet to receive a ruling on their claim. The 10 judges at the Creve Coeur office were able to handle about 2.3 hearings each per day.
Your O’Fallon social security attorney will be familiar with the judges and other specifics associated with this office. He or she will be able to use that insight to your advantage during your hearing.
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