Pawtucket, located in Providence County, is home to many social security attorneys as well as advocates who are willing to assist claimants with the process of applying for disability benefits. Disability Benefits is a federal government program that is designed to provide monthly benefits to disabled individuals who are out of work. As of December 2011, there were 22,765 individuals receiving SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) benefits and 23,353 individuals receiving SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits in Providence County.
Learn more about the differences between SSDI and SSI.
Listed below is the contact info for SSA office in Pawtucket. You can contact them if you have any questions about your application:
4 Pleasant St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Pawtucket Disability Attorneys
Some claimants choose not to hire an attorney, because they assume that there is a huge upfront fee associated with hiring an attorney. Don’t make that mistake; Pawtucket disability attorneys do not charge anything upfront. They work on a contingency basis, meaning they are only paid if your claim is approved.
A Pawtucket social security disability lawyer will generally also handle cases in the following areas of Rhode Island: Central Falls, Providence, Valley Falls, Cranston, Greenville, Smithfield and Woonsocket.
You should contact the Rhode Island Bar Association, if you have any questions regarding how to choose an attorney to help you with your claim:
115 Cedar Street
Providence, RI 02903
Pawtucket Disability Hearings
The Disability hearing presents claimants with the best chance of being approved for disability. All hearings for Pawtucket residents are held at the Providence Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, there are 2,920 pending cases at the Providence ODAR and the wait time is 338 days. From October 2012 to January 2013, the Providence office had 1256 hearings scheduled. Approximately 73.2% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). Approximately 17 hearings were held on average each day. The 7 judges in the Providence office handled about 2.5 dispositions per day
If you are unable to make it to the hearing, video conferencing is an option. However, only 0.4% of the hearings were video hearings in Providence in the last 4 months.
If your are in an dire medical or financial state, you should contact your local congressperson's office to see if it is possible to speed up your hearing.
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