There are many Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates who are available to assist Tucson (Pima County) residents with their Social Security Disability claims. A Tucson Social Security attorney may be able to help applicants avoid long wait times so that they can quickly receive a decision on their application. There are currently 2,632 pending cases at the Tucson Hearing office and the processing time is 273 days. Despite the long wait, many Tucson residents find disability benefits to be worth the complicated application process. As of December 2011, there were 25,560 Tucson area residents receiving SSDI and 19,295 receiving SSI.
Find out more about the different Social Security Disability programs see our page on SSI and SSDI.
If you are a resident of Tucson County and you can no longer work due to a disability, you can apply for disability benefits online or in person. If you wish to apply in person, you will need to make an appointment with a Social Security representative at an Arizona SSA office.
Consulting with a Tucson Social Security Disability Attorney
If you don’t feel confident navigating the Social Security Disability application process alone, you should contact a Tucson attorney. A professional will be able to walk you through the entire application process from start to finish. For more information about the benefits of hiring a qualified attorney, click here.
A Tucson Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Pima County, Maricopa County, Pinal County, Santa Cruz County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Mojave County, Yavapai County, and Gila County: Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde, Marana, San Manuel, Arizona City, Green Valley, Rio Rico Northeast, Drexel-Alvernon, Benson, Sierra Vista, Whitestone, Huachuca City, Tombstone, Wilcox, Kearny, Swift Trail Junction. Contact your local bar association for more information about the legal professionals in your area:
Pima County Bar Association
177 N. Church Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tucson Disability Hearings
If your initial claim is denied, you must request an appeal hearing to be held at the Tucson Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
See below for a list of Tucson administrative law judges (ALJs) and their approval rates:
|Baum, Peter J.||52.92%|
|Havens, Laura S.||40.81%|
|Johnson, Larry E.||68.89%|
|Reyes, George W.||63.86%|
Often times, Tucson disability lawyers are familiar with the judges who hear cases in the Tucson hearing office and can use that information to help your case.
If you are experiencing severe financial or medical troubles and would benefit from having your hearing scheduled sooner, you may want to contact your local congressperson to request that he or she can intervene with the ODAR on your behalf.
Fill out the form below to receive a free evaluation from a Tucson Social Security attorney: