Richmond Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Those applying for SSD benefits in the Richmond area can turn to a Richmond disability attorney for help. A Richmond, VA disability attorney will help ensure that your claim has the best possible chance of being approved. Currently, there are 4,291 pending cases at the Richmond Hearing office and the wait time is 327 days. As of December 2011, there were 7,060 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 9,196 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Richmond.

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Richmond area residents can apply for disability or in person at a local SSA office. The 3 closest SSA offices to the Richmond area are listed below:

1834 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone: 1-804-771-8125

Interport Business Ctr
5360 S Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23231
Telephone: 1-804-226-3708

4212 Park Place Court
Suite B
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Telephone: 1-804-934-4570

Richmond Disability Attorneys

Those residents who are unfamiliar with the disability program should consider consulting with a Richmond disability lawyer or advocate. Richmond has numerous attorneys who will be able to help you with your claim.

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For those living outside Richmond, a Richmond Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Richmond, Chesterfield County, Powhalan County, and Amelia County: Tuckahoe, Mechanicsville, Lakeside, Laurel, Glen Allen, Bensley, Bellwood, Chesterfield, Chester, Bon Air, East Highland Park, Highland Springs, Ashland, Norfolk, and Hopewell.

Questions about hiring an attorney can be directed to your local bar association, listed below:

Virginia State Bar Association
707 East Main Street, Suite 1500
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2800

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Richmond Disability Hearings

If your claim is one of the many that is denied during the initial and reconsideration stages of the disability application process, you will have to file for a hearing with the Richmond Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Office. Listed below are all of the judges (ALJs) who handle cases in the Richmond office.

ALJ Name Approval Rate
BaileySmith, L.R. 25.30%
Baker, Mark 38.33%
Corvella, Linda S. 31.89%
Flynn, Monica L. 33.33%
Forestman, Deborah 33.69%
Foster, Nicholas R. 35.94%
Hauser, William H. 41.09%
Johnson Jr., Anthony J. 38.82%
Kennedy, Theodore P. 36.79%
Knight, Suzette 16.16%
Nunez, Maria 34.43%

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Richmond social security attorneys should be familiar with these judges and can use that familiarity to your advantage when presenting your case to the judge.


In cases of extreme financial or medical hardship, you may contact your congressman and request that he or she intervene to speed up your hearing process. The congressman for the Richmond area can be contacted at:

4201 Dominion Blvd. #110
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (540) 825-8960

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