The residents of Rochester (Monroe County) have the option of seeking the help of a disability attorney or advocate when applying for benefits. Rochester disability attorneys can help regardless where in the disability application process you are. Currently, there are 2,795 pending cases at the Rochester Hearing office and the wait time is 370 days. As of December 2011, there were 24,295 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 25,445 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Monroe County.
Eligibility requirements for the different social security programs can be found here.
Those who need assistance or help filing out the disability application can visit one of the local SSA offices listed below in the Rochester area:
2nd Floor, 4050 W Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626
One HSBC Plaza Ste 1400, 100 Chestnut St
Rochester, NY 14604
15 Lewis Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Rochester Disability Attorneys
Rochester is home to hundreds of disability attorneys and advocates who can help you with your claim. They never charge anything upfront; they are only paid if you are successfully awarded benefits.
A Rochester Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Monroe County, Genesee County, Orleans County, Ontario County, and Wayne County: Irondequoit, Greece, Gates, Spenceport, Brighton, Pittsford, Fairport, West Walworth, Webster, Brockport, Churchville, Scottsville, Holley, Palmyra, Batavia, Newark, NJ and Albion.
You should contact your local bar association if you have any questions on hiring a lawyer in the Rochester area. The bar association in the Rochester area is:
Monroe County Bar Association
1 West Main Street, 10th Floor
Rochester, New York 14614
Rochester Disability Hearings
If your claim is among those that are denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels, you will have to request a hearing with the Rochester hearing office. Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who are in charge of this hearing office and their approval rates on claims.
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Costello, John P||49.68%%|
|Devlin, Michael W.||53.04%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Occasionally, under extreme circumstances it is possible to speed up the scheduling of your hearing. To do so, you will have to contact your local congressman. The congressman for the Rochester area can be contacted at:
3120 Federal Building 100 State St.
Rochester, NY 14614
Telephone: (585) 232-4850
Fill out the form below to contact a disability attorney or advocate for a free evaluation of your claim: