Schenectady disability attorneys are available to help the residents of Schenectady who are out of work for a year due to a disability. Your attorney will help you apply for social security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Depending on your work history, you will have to apply for either SSDI or SSI. As of December 2011, there were 4,810 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 5,075 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Schenectady County.
Listed below are the SSA offices closest the Schenectady area. You should contact one of the offices below if you have any questions about applying for disability.
530 Franklin St
Schenectady, NY 12305
13 N Arlington Ave
Gloversville, NY 12078
17 Cronin Rd, Suite 1
Queensbury, NY 12804
500 Federal St, Suite 101
Troy, NY 12180
Schenectady Social Security Disability Attorneys
Having a disability attorney by your side can significantly improve your chances of being approved for benefits. Your disability attorney will fill out all necessary paperwork on your behalf, file for an appeal if your claim is denied and represent you at the disability hearing (if necessary) as well.
More information on how a disability attorney is paid.
A Schenectady social security disability lawyer will also handle claims in Rotterdam, Cohoes, Watervliet, Troy, Albany, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs, Gloversville, Glens Falls and Kingston.
All questions or concerns regarding hiring an attorney should be directed to:
Schenectady County Bar Association
PO Box 1728
Schenectady, NY 12301
Schenectady Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of claims are denied at the initial application stage. Most of these individuals will have to go to a disability hearing at the Albany hearing office in order to be approved.
Currently, there are 5,328 pending cases at the Albany office and the wait time is 332 days. Between October 2012 and January 2013, the Albany office had 1535 hearings scheduled. Approximately 83% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied) and about 24% of them were held through a video hearing. The 9 judges assigned to the Albany office resolved about 20 hearings per day combined.
A disability attorney will be familiar with the specifics associated with this office. That knowledge and familiarity could prove to be beneficial during your hearing.
If you are faced with a difficult financial or medical condition, it is possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner. You will have to contact your congressman to see if this is an option:
105 Jay Street, Room 15
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 374-4547
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