If you are a resident of Wichita, Kansas (Sedgwick County) and can no longer work due to a disability, there are many qualified attorneys available to help you file for Social Security Disability benefits. An attorney will be able to help you navigate the intricacies of the Social Security Disability application process to avoid mistakes and earn the benefits that you need.
Currently, the Wichita hearing office has 3,400 pending cases and a processing time of 430 days. Although waiting more than a year to receive disability benefits is less than ideal, many applicants find disability payments to be worth the wait in the end. In December 2011, Sedgwick County was home to 13,560 SSDI recipients and 10,435 SSI recipients.
Learn more about the two different Social Security Disability benefit programs here.
Wichita area residents can apply for disability benefits online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:
3216 N Cypress St
Wichita, KS 67226
Telephone: (866) 931-9173
2204 Summerlon Cir
Dodge City, KS 67801
Telephone: (620) 227-8591
Consulting with a Wichita Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are not comfortable applying for Social Security Disability benefits on your own, you should contact a Wichita attorney or advocate. A professional will be able to assist you during each and every stage of the application process.
Learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney, here
A Wichita Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Sedgwick County, Summer County, Cowley County, Butler County, Harvey County, Reno County, Kingman County, and Harper County: Bel Aire, Andover, Augusta, Douglass, Derby, Rosehill, Mulvane, Haysville, Belle Plaine, Wellington, Clearwater, Cheney, Goddard, Maize, Hutchinson, Olathe, Park City, Newton, McPherson, El Dorado, and Pratt.
Contact your local bar association to learn more about the legal professionals in your area:
Wichita Bar Association
225 N. Market, Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202
Wichita Disability Hearings
If your claim is denied during the initial application or reconsideration stages of your application, you will need to request to have a hearing to be held at the Wichita ODAR Office
Below you will find a list of approval rates for the administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle disability cases in the Wichita ODAR:
|Brookins, Alison K.||42.35%|
|Dayton, Michael R.||43.24%|
|Evans, Edward E||33.05%|
|Pottinger, John A||46.34%|
|Werner, Melvin B||46.28%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Wichita Disability attorneys who attend hearings regularly, are often familiar with the administrative law judges at this hearing office and can use that knowledge to better prepare your claim.
In extreme circumstances, you may contact your local congressman to see if he or she can intervene on your behalf to get your hearing scheduled faster.
Fill out the form below for a free evaluation of your claim by a Wichita Social Security Attorney.