St. Louis, MO residents who are out of work for a year due to a disability can turn to disability benefits for help. A St. Louis disability attorney will be able to help you file for disability and represent you at your hearing, if necessary. Currently, there are 7,166 pending cases at the St. Louis Hearing office and the wait time is 486 days. As of December 2011, there were 24,935 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 16,525 individuals receiving SSI benefits in St. Louis.
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Listed below are the local SSA offices where a St. Louis disability applicant can apply for disability:
717 N 16th Street
St Louis, MO 63103
5669 Delmar Blvd
St Louis, MO 63112
4365 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63116
St. Louis Disability Attorneys
If you are not familiar with the disability application process, you should consider hiring a St. Louis disability attorney to help you with your claim. These attorneys offer free consultations and are not paid unless you are approved for disability benefits.
Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney.
A St. Louis Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County: Kirkwood, Crestwood, Mehlville, Allton, Chesterfield, St. Peters, St. Charles, Hazelwood, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Granite City, Collinsville, Belleville, Columbia, and Fairview Heights.
If you have any questions about the process of hiring an attorney in St. Louis, you can contact the bar association listed below:
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
555 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied at the both the initial claim and reconsideration levels, you will have to file for a hearing with the St. Louis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the administrative law judges (ALJs) who are responsible for the hearing at this office and their respective approval rates on claims:
|Brown, Mark A.||65.22%|
|Hanekamp, Stephen M.||49.26%|
|Heimann, Joseph L.||17.89%|
|O' Blennis, Robert G||33.33%|
|von Euler, Barbara||38.36%|
St. Louis disability attorneys will have attended numerous hearing at this ODAR office in the past. The familiarity that the attorney develops with the process as a whole and the different judges could prove to be beneficial during your hearing.
If you are facing extremely difficult medical or financial situations, you can contact your congressman to see if he or she can intervene to speed up the processing of your disability hearing.
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