The people of Yakima, WA (Yakima County) are entitled to disability benefits from the SSA if they are out of work due to a long-term disability. A Yakima disability attorney or advocate will be able to walk you through the entire application process; so don’t feel like you have to go through the process alone. As of December 2011, there were 6,705 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 7,311 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Yakima County.
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A few of the local SSA offices near the Yakima area are:
301 Yakima Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
801 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA 98902
Hiring a Yakima Social Security Attorney
Although you can choose to apply for disability benefits on your own, most disability applicants do so with the help of an attorney or advocate. There is no upfront fee for working with a Yakima disability attorney. He or she will only be paid if you are successfully awarded benefits.
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A Yakima Social Security attorney will also handle disability claims in Selah, Spokane, Union Gap, Moxee, Tieton, Cowiche, Wiley City, Tampico, Gleed, Wapato, and Toppenish, as well as Kickitat, Benton, Kittititas, and Grant counties.
You can contact the Washington state bar if you have questions about hiring an attorney in the state of Washington:
Washington State Bar Association
1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600
Seattle, WA 98101
Yakima Disability Hearings
Since most disability applications are not approved until the hearing stage, you will likely have to attend a hearing at the Seattle hearing office. Currently, there are 5,626 pending cases at the Seattle Hearing office and the wait time is 297 days.
From October 2012 to January 2013, the Seattle Hearing office had 2267 hearings scheduled. Approximately 80.30% of these hearings were resolved (approved, partially approved or denied). The 18 judges in the Seattle office handled about 1.5 dispositions per day. Thus, the office has a whole had on average about 27 hearings scheduled per day. Approximately 81% of the hearings were held in person and 19% of them through video conferencing.
If you choose to hire a Yakima disability attorney, you will have access to the knowledge that they have developed by attending hearings at the Seattle office in the past.
In the case of an extreme difficulty, it is possible to have your hearing scheduled sooner. You will have to contact your congressman and see if he or she can intervene with the Seattle hearing office.
402 E. Yakima Avenue, Suite 760
Yakima, WA 98901
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