Oshkosh, located in Winnebago County, is home to numerous social security attorneys and advocates. These professionals help disabled individuals obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Currently, there are 4,560 individuals receiving SSDI and 2,462 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Winnebago County.
SSDI is meant for individuals who have strong work history, while SSI is for individuals who do not have a strong work history, but have limited income and resources.
Oshkosh residents who do not wish to apply for benefits online, can visit the local SSA office below:
Oshkosh SSA Office
400 City Ctr
Oshkosh, WI 54901
In addition to Oshkosh residents, the Oshkosh SSA office also serves residents in:
- Butte des Morts
- Green Lake
- Pine River
- Wild Rose
Oshkosh Disability Lawyers
You are not required to hire a disability lawyer at any point the application or appeal process. However, if you are not familiar with the SSD program, hiring a lawyer will significantly improves your chances of being approved for benefits.
Click here for more information on hiring a disability attorney or advocate.
Disability Lawyers located in Oshkosh will also handle cases in Neenah, Menasha, Appleton, Fon Du Lac, Little Chute, Kaukana, Waupun, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Beaver Dam, Howard, Bellevue, Green Baya nd Manitowoc.
Any and all questions regarding the process of hiring a lawyer in Oshkosh can be directed to:
Eastern Disctrict of Wisconsin Bar Association
424 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Oshkosh Disability Hearings
The 2nd step in the disability application process is the hearing. Have a disability attorney or advocate present at your hearing is vital to having your claim approved. Your attorney will be familiar with the hearing process and will be able to prepare testimony on your behalf.
All Oshkosh residents will have their hearing held at the Milwaukee hearing (ODAR) office. Since, Milwaukee is about 88 miles away from Oshkosh, the SSA will reimburse the cost of travelling to the hearing.
The SSA has a huge backlog of disability hearings. Thus, it can take over a year to have hearing scheduled with the Milwaukee ODAR office. If you are in dire financial or medical situation, it is possible to have the scheduling of your hearing expedited. To do so, you will have to contact your local congressperson.