Omaha (Douglass County) is home to numerous social security disability attorneys and advocate who can help you file a claim for disability benefits. Disability Benefits are meant for individuals who are expected to be out of work for at least a year due to a severe disabling condition. Currently, there are 2,649 pending cases at the Omaha Hearing office and the wait time is 381 days, but many Omaha residents find Social Security payments worth the wait. As of December 2011, there were 12,190 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 9,361 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Douglass County.
If you are comfortable filing for disability online, you can visit one of the local SSA offices listed below in the Omaha area:
604 N 109th CT
Old Mill Centre
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 496-3520
605 Iron Horse Dr
Norfolk, NE 68701
Telephone: (402) 371-1595
Hiring an Omaha Social Security Attorney
If you are among the many people who find the disability application process confusing, then you should hire an Omaha disability attorney to help you with your claim. Omaha disability attorneys offer consultations that are free of charge.
Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney or advocate.
An Omaha Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Douglas County, Washington County, Sauders County, Dodge County, and Sarpy County: Ralaston, La Vista, Bellevue, Papillion, Chalco, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Fremont, Wahoo, Ashland, Springfield, Bennington, Lincoln and Blair.
Listed below is the local bar association that the residents of Omaha can contact with questions about the process of hiring an attorney:
Omaha Bar Association
P.O. Box 11195
Omaha, Nebraska 68111
Omaha Disability Hearings
If your claim is among those that are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to request to have a hearing held at the Omaha hearing office.
The hearings are conducted by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs). Listed below are the ALJs at the Omaha offices and their respective approval rates on claims for the last quarter of 2012.
|Anderson, G. Roderic||73.73%|
|Buell, David G.||41.84%|
|Dutton, Jan E.||37.69%|
|Lahners, Ronald D.||54.79%|
|Lehr, Michael A.||0.49%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Omaha disability attorneys are often familiar with many of the ALJs that handle the cases in the Omaha hearing office and can use that insight to your advantage when preparing your case.
If you are facing extreme financial or medical circumstances and need to have your hearing scheduled sooner, you can contact your local congressman and request that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf.
11717 Burt Street, Suite 106
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 397-9944
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