Syracuse (Onondaga County) disability attorneys and advocates are available to assist the residents who are out of work for a year due to a disability. These attorneys can help you get approved for social security disability benefits in a timely manner. Currently, there are 5,091 pending cases at the Syracuse Hearing office and the wait time is 345 days. As of December 2011, there were 15,510 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 14,726 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Onondaga County.
If you feel comfortable filling out the initial application on your, then you submit your application online. If you require the assistance of social security representative, then you can visit one of the local SSA offices below:
Fed BLDG 4th Floor, 100 S Clinton St
Syracuse, NY 13261
19 4th Ave
Oswego, NY 13126
Rosen Building, 268 W Dominick St
Rome, NY 13440
Syracuse Disability Attorneys
You should considering at least consulting with a Syracuse disability attorney before applying for disability. They offer free evaluations, thus you do not need to worry about any upfront costs.
Learn more about the process of hiring a disability attorney.
A Syracuse Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Onondaga County, Madison County, Oswego County, Cayuga County, and Cortland County: Nedrow, Westvale, Fairmount, Camillus, Lakeland, Liverpool, Rochester, Baldwinsville, Phoenix, Bridgeport, Brewerton, Mallory, Fullton, Chittenango, Canastota, and Hastings.
Questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney in Syracuse can be directed to the local bar association listed below:
Onondaga County Bar Associations
1000 State Tower Building
109 South Warren Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Syracuse Disability Hearings
If your claim is like most other and is denied at both the initial and reconsideration stages, then you will have to request a hearing with the Syracuse Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are in charge of disability hearings. Listed below are the ALJs at the Syracuse ODAR and their respective approval rates:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Eldred, Jeremy G.||45.17%|
|Fein, Bruce S.||41.84%|
|Greisler, Gretchen M.||41.70%|
|Hoffman, Robyn L.||37.50%|
|Konnecke, Elizabeth W.||39.95%|
|Lischak, John M.||64.64%|
|Mulvey, Jude B.||51.61%|
|Ramos, John P.||35.32%|
|Smith, Jennifer G.||40.51%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Disability attorneys who attend hearings regularly at the Syracuse ODAR will be familiar with the ALJs listed above. Thus, your attorney will be able to tailor your case to the liking of the ALJ that is assigned to your hearing.
Under very extreme circumstances, the SSA will speed up the scheduling of your hearing. To request a faster hearing, you should contact your local congressman:
100 North Salina Street
1 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
Fill out the form below to speak with a Syracuse social security attorney or advocate for free: