Illness or injury can stop someone from working at any point in their lives. This can cause serious financial difficulty. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes the financial need caused by disability and offers benefits to individuals with disabilities who can no longer earn a living. Unfortunately, the application process to receive these benefits can be long and complicated. Residents of Scottsdale, AZ however, have access to many qualified Social Security Disability lawyers who can help them qualify for the benefits they need.
In Maricopa County alone—home to Scottsdale—there were 82,260 SSDI beneficiaries and 51,664 SSI beneficiaries in the year 2012. To learn more about SSDI and SSI contact a local Social Security office. The office nearest you has been listed below:
250 N Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(This office located at the previously mentioned address is south of I-10 between Van Buren and Adams Streets.)
This Phoenix Social Security office also serves the following towns: Phoenix, Arlington, Buckeye, Cashion, Goodyear, Laveen, Palo Verde, Tolleson, and Tonopah.
Hiring an Scottsdale Disability Lawyer
Hiring a lawyer can be the deciding factor in whether or not a claimant is awarded benefits. This is because a legal professional will have a deep understanding of the Social Security Disability application process and can prevent you from making any costly mistakes. It is easy to forget information or lose necessary medical records. An attorney will prevent this from happening and can increase your chances of being approved.
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A Scottsdale Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Mojave County, Yavapai County, and Gila County: Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes, Avondale, Glendale, Prescott, Goodyear, Congress, Nothing, Salome, Lake Montezuma, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa, Sacaton, Cave Creek, New River, Central Heights Midland City, Camp Verde, Young, Star Valley, Pine, Chino Valley, Show Low, Lake Havasu City, and Fountain Hills.
Any other questions you have about Scottsdale lawyers can be directed toward your local bar association—which has been listed below:
Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Scottsdale Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
After the initial application submission, many claimants are denied and have to proceed to the appeals phase of the Social Security Disability application process. This phase is made up of two different steps. First is the request for reconsideration. During this stage of the process, the majority of claimants will be denied. If you do not have legal representation at this point, we strongly suggest you consult with an attorney prior to the second stage of the appeals process.
The next stage is the disability appeal hearing, during which you will be required to appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge—or ALJ. For residents of Scottsdale, Arizona this will likely take place in the Phoenix Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. This office is approximately 8.7 miles away from Scottsdale.
Scheduling an appeal hearing can take several months. If extreme circumstances make you unable to wait this long, contact your local congressman or woman and request that he or she intervene with the local hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your hearing will be pushed forward. If unsuccessful, requesting congressional intervention will not hurt your chances of being approved for benefits.
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