Scranton (Lackawana County) residents who are out of work due to severely debilitating conditions can apply for disability with the help of a disability attorney or advocate. These legal professionals will be able to walk you through the entire application process and file all the necessary documents on your behalf. Currently, there are 5,557 pending cases at the Wilkes-Barre Hearing office and the wait time is 325 days. As of December 2011, there were 9,040 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,712 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Lackawana County.
Click here to learn more about how to qualify for disability.
The local SSA offices in the Scranton area are listed below. You can visit one of these offices, if you are not comfortable applying for disability online.
409 Lackawanna Avenue
Oppenheim Bldg First Floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Stegmaier Building Suite 102
7 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
9090 Franklin Hill Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
88 South Laurel Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Scranton Disability Attorney
The disability application process is very tedious. Oftentimes claims are denied due to missing documentation or evidence. You can make sure that everything in your application is accurate by hiring a Scranton social security attorney to help you with you claim.
More info on how a disability attorney can help you.
A Scranton social security disability lawyer will also handle cases in the following cities in PA: Dunmore, Carbondale, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre, Back Mountain, Nanticoke, Hazelton, East Stroudsburg, Berwick and Reading.
If you have questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney in Scranton, you can contact the bar association listed below:
Lackawanna Bar Association
338 North Washington Ave, 3rd Floor
Scranton PA 1850
Scranton Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the initial and reconsideration levels, then you will have to request for a disability hearing. Unfortunately, there is no hearing in Scranton and Scranton disability applicants will have to go to Wilkes-Barre for their hearing.
Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who are in charge of the hearings at the Wilkes-Barre office:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Brady, Edward L||58.43%|
|Hardiman, Therese A||47.40%|
|Langan, Gerard W||53.18%|
|Torres, Susan L||44.03%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
A Scranton disability attorney will be required to attend hearings at the Wilkes-Barre office on behalf of other claimants. Their knowledge and experience could prove to be valuable during your hearing, if you chose to hire an attorney.
In very rare circumstances, you can speed up the scheduling of your disability hearing by contacting your congressman. The congressman for the Scranton area is:
546 Spruce St,
Scranton, PA 18503
Fill out the form below for a free evaluation of your disability case by a Scranton disability attorney or advocate: