If you are applying for social security disability benefits in Tacoma (Pierce County), disability attorneys are available to help you with your claim. A Tacoma, WA disability attorney can you help at any stage of the application process. As of December 2012, there are 4, 283 pending cases at the Tacoma hearing office and the wait time to have a hearing scheduled is 363 days. As of December 2011, there were 21, 675 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 18, 463 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Pierce County.
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Tacoma residents can either apply for disability online at a close by SSA Offices. Listed below are the two closest offices to the Tacoma area:
2608 S 47TH St
Tacoma, WA 98409
505 106th Ave NE
Suite 301, Park Plaza
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hiring a Tacoma Disability Attorney
If have difficulty understanding the requirements to apply for disability, you should consider contact a Tacoma social security attorney. These lawyers will help you at all stages of the application process.
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If you live outside Tacoma, a Tacoma social security disability lawyer lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, Mason County, Lewis County, and Yakima County: Fircrest, Artondale, Ruston, University Place, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallop, Parkland, Spanaway, Federal Way, Fort Lewis, Auburn, and Kent.
The Tacoma bar will also be able to assist you in hiring an attorney:
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
621 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 403 Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Disability Hearings
If your claim is one of the many that is denied at the reconsideration stage, you will have to request a hearing with the Tacoma ODAR Office. Below is a list of all the judges (ALJs) who hear cases in the Tacoma ODAR Office:
|Dantonio, Joanne E.||42.40%|
|Erikson, Allen G.||25.28%|
|Grace, Andrew S.||39.63%|
|Hill, Gerald J.||29.60%|
|Jones, Rebecca L.||21.23%|
|Mauer, Marilyn S.||42.68%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Tacoma social security attorneys and advocates often attend hearings at the Tacoma Office and will be familiar with the ALJs who preside over the cases. Their knowledge of the judges can prove to be valuable when preparing your claim.
In cases of extreme financial or medical circumstances, you can contact your local congressman and request that he or she intervenes to speed up the hearing process. The congressman for Tacoma, WA can be contacted at:
101 Evergreen Building
15 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
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