Vancouver, located in Clark County, is home to many disability lawyers who are available to help individuals who are expected to be out of work for a year or longer due to serious medical condition. You can either receive benefits in the form of SSDI or SSI benefits. SSDI benefits are meant for those with a strong work history, while SSI is for those who do not have a strong work history, but have a access to very few financial assets.
Currently there are 10,990 people receiving SSDI and 8,241 receiving SSI in Clark County. More information on SSDI/SSI can be found here.
A Vancouver resident can either apply for benefits online or at the local SSA office listed below:
805 Broadway St
Vancouver WA 98660
Located in the Bank of America Center on the 5th Floor
The Vancouver SSA office also serves the residents of towns close by such as Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas, Carson, Heisson, La Center, North Bonneville, Ridgefield, Stevenson, Underwood, Washougal, Woodland, Yacoft.
Vancouver Disability Attorneys
You are not required to have an attorney or advocate at any point during the disability application process. However, it can significantly improve your chances of being approved. These legal professionals will be familiar with the process and can help you avoid common mistakes committed by disability applicants.
A Vancouver, WA disability attorney will also handle claims in the following cities located in Clark County, Skamania County, and Cowlitz County: Minnihaha, Mill Plain, Hazel Dell North, Salmon Creek, Five Corners, Hazelton, Barberton, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Mt. Vista, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, St. Helens and some areas near Portland, OR.
For more information about hiring an attorney in Vancouver, visit this bar association:
Clark County Bar Association
500 West 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Vancouver SSD Hearings
Vancouver, WA residents will have their disability hearings held at the Portland, OR hearing office. It can take up to a year to have a hearing scheduled with the Portland ODAR (hearing office). If you have not already done so make sure you hire a Vancouver disability attorney or advocate to represent you during the hearing.
Oftentimes it is not reasonable to wait a year while the bills are piling up. In some extreme circumstances, your local congressman can step in to have your hearing scheduled sooner. The congressman for the Vancouver area is:
750 Anderson Street, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 695-6292
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