Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) residents who are out of work due to a long term disability can turn to disability attorneys and advocates for help. Pittsburgh disability attorneys can help you apply for disability and immensely increase your chances of being approved for benefits. Currently, there are 4,759 pending cases at the Pittsburgh Hearing office and the wait time is 394 days. As of December 2011, there were 36,195 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 35,806 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Allegheny County.
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Pittsburgh Disability applicants can either file for disability online or at one of the local offices listed below:
6117 Penn Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
921 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
6117 Penn Circle North
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
650 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
4 Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Pittsburgh Social Security Attorneys
If you are having difficulty applying for disability, you should consult for free with a Pittsburgh disability attorney. Pittsburgh is home to a number of disability attorneys who can help you at any stage of the application process.
A Pittsburgh Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Washington County, Butler County, Westmoreland County, and Armstrong County: Ross Township, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Baldwin, Whitehall, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Wilkinsburg, New Kensington, McCandless Township, Coraopolis, New Castle and McKeesport.
Listed below is the contact information for the Allegheny County Bar Association. They can be contacted for more info regarding hiring an attorney.
Allegheny County Bar Association
400 Koppers Bldg.
436 Seventh Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pittsburgh Disability Hearings
If your claim is among those that are denied at the reconsideration level, you will have to request to have a hearing with the Pittsburgh Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) office. Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle hearings at the Pittsburgh ODAR:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Brash, David F.||29.68%|
|de Leon, Alma S||54.24%|
|Kaczmarek, Michael S.||38.04%|
|Kenworthy, William E.||0.00%|
|Porter, John J.||45.58%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Pittsburgh disability attorneys will usually attend hearings at this office on a regular basis. This experience could prove to very useful when you are presenting your case to the ALJ.
If you are facing extreme financial or medical troubles and need to have your hearing scheduled sooner, you can contact your local congressperson and request that he or she intervene with the ODAR and get your hearing scheduled faster.
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