A Sparks (Washoe County), Nevada disability attorney is a legal professional who helps residents apply for social security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Your lawyer can help you determine whether you should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As of December 2011, there were 10,110 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 6,183 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Washoe County.
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If you have questions about your disability application, you can visit the local SSA office in Reno.
1170 Harvard Way
Reno, NV 89502
Telephone: (888) 808-5481
Sparks Disability Attorneys
Most applications for disability are initially denied. Oftentimes due to lacking medical evidence or incorrectly filled out paperwork. You can improve your chances of being approved by hiring a Sparks Disability Attorney to help you with your claim. If your claim has already been denied, your attorney will help you file for an appeal.
A Sparks Social Security lawyer will also handle disability claims in cities located Henderson, Las Vegas, Reno and Elko.
If you have questions about hiring a disability attorney in Sparks, you can contact the bar association listed below:
Washoe County Bar Association
P.O. Box 1548
Reno NV 89505
Sparks Disability Hearings
The disability hearing is where a claimant has the best chance of being approved for benefits. It is the only step n the process where you can explain your situation to another human being in person. All Sparks residents will have their hearings held at the Reno Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, there are 873 pending cases at the Reno ODAR office and the wait time is 300 days.
Between October 2012 and January 2013:
- The Reno ODAR had 498 hearings scheduled.
- Approximately 84.5% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied).
- The Reno Office has a total of 3 ALJs who combined to resolve about 6 hearings per day on average.
- 17% of the hearings were held through video conferencing, meaning the claimant was not present in court.
A Sparks disability attorney will be familiar with the Reno ODAR. Thus, having a lawyer present during your hearing could be beneficial to your claim.
The congressman for the Sparks area is:
5310 Kietzke Lane, Suite 103
Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 686-5760
You can contact Mr. Amodei’s office if you are in extremely difficult situation and need your hearing to be scheduled sooner.
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