Individuals who live in Tempe, Arizona—Maricopa County—have access to many Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. These legal professionals can help those who can no longer work due injury or illness get the benefits they deserve. Last year alone, attorneys and advocates helped 82,260 Maricopa County residents receive SSDI benefits and helped another 51,664 Maricopa County residents receive SSI benefits. (Statistic from 2012—refers to the number of benefit recipients at the time, not only new recipients)
Learn about SSDI and SSI benefits here. Make other inquiries about the two disability benefit programs by contacting a representative from your local Social Security Disability office. This office is listed below:
702 W Jerome Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
(This Mesa office is located one block northeast of the intersection of Baseline and Extension Roads.)
It is important to note that this office will also handle applicants from these cities: Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Fort McDowell, Tempe, Payson, and Pine.
Hiring an Tempe Disability Lawyer
Statistics have shown that having a disability attorney can increase a claimant’s chances of being approved. This is because an attorney or advocate will be very familiar with the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) expectations and requirements. An attorney will make sure your application is complete and contains thorough documentation of your condition and the limitations you experience because of it.
There are many benefits of hiring an attorney or advocate to represent you during the application process. Learn about these benefits, here.
A Tempe Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Mojave County, Yavapai County, and Gila County: Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Queen Creek, Sun Lakes, Avondale, Glendale, Prescott, Goodyear, Congress, Nothing, Salome, Lake Montezuma, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa, Sacaton, Cave Creek, New River, Sandah, Central Heights Midland City, Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Show Low, Lake Havasu City, and Fountain Hills.
For more information regarding Tempe Social Security Disability lawyers, contact the following bar association:
Maricopa County Bar Association
303 E. Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Tempe Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
Once you send in your initial application for disability benefits, there is a chance your claim will be denied. If this happens, you will have to appeal the SSA’s decision within 60 days. The appeals process is long and complicated—but it is often a necessary step toward receiving the benefits you need. We strongly suggest that you hire an attorney before beginning the appeals process.
There are two stages to the Social Security Disability appeal process. The first is called the request for reconsideration. Unfortunately, the majority of applicants will be denied at this level. The next step is the Social Security Disability appeal hearing which takes place in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
This hearing will likely take place in the Phoenix hearing office which is approximately 11.5 miles away from Tempe.
If your claim proceeds to the appeal hearing level, you will soon realize that it can take a very long time before you appear before a judge. If extreme circumstances (ex: your heat, electricity, or hot water is going to be shut off) make it impossible for you to wait this long, you can reach out to your local congressperson. Explain your situation and ask that he or she intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your hearing will be moved to a sooner date. If unsuccessful, you will have to wait for your scheduled hearing date.
Complete the form below to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: