Roanoke, VA residents have the option of using a social security disability attorney or advocate when applying for disability. These legal professionals will be able to help you right from the start of the application process. Currently, there are 4,322 pending cases at the Roanoke Hearing office and the wait time is 427 days. As of December 2011, there were 5,070 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 4,185 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Roanoke.SSDI vs SSI>>>
Roanoke, VA applicants can apply for disability online or at one of local SSA Offices listed below:
612 S Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
1010 S Craig Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
7618 Timberlake Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Roanoke Disability Attorneys
If you are not comfortable apply for disability on your own, you should first consult with a disability attorney. These attorneys do not charge consultation fees and are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits. More on hiring an attorney.
If you live outside the Roanoke area, a Roanoke disability lawyer will also handle cases in Hollins, Cave Spring, Salem, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Timberlake Martinsville, Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Norfolk, Pulaski, Danville and Staunton.
All questions related to hiring a lawyer in the Roanoke area should be directed to the local bar association:
Roanoke Bar Association
P. O. Box 18183
Roanoke, VA 24014
Phone: (540) 342-4905
Roanoke Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the reconsideration level, then you will have to request for a hearing to held at the Roanoke ODAR (Hearing) Office. Listed Below are the judges (ALJs) who hear the cases at the Roanoke Office.
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Ewin, Thomas W.||49.48%|
|Lewandowski, David S.||35.47%|
|Page, Geraldine H.||28.45%|
|Schueler, Jeffrey J.||38.94%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Roanoke disability lawyers who attend hearings on a regular basis will have a good relationship with these judges. That experience can prove to be invaluable when presenting your case to the judge.
In extreme financial or medical situations, you may contact your congressman and request that he or she intervene to speed up your hearing process by intervening with the ODAR office. The congressman for the Roanoke area can be contacted at:
10 Franklin Road SE, Suite 540
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: (540) 857-2672
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