Yonkers (Westchester County) residents who are wondering if they qualify social security disability benefits should consult with a Yonkers disability attorney. Disability benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for individuals who are out of work due to a long term disability. Currently, there are 3,213 pending cases at the White Plains Hearing office and the wait time is 293 days. As of December 2011, there were 16,605 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 17,647 individuals receiving SSI benefits in West Chester County.
People living in the Yonkers area have many SSA offices to which they can go to. A few of them are listed below:
20 South Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701
2720 Jerome Av
Bronx, NY 10451
2720 Jerome Av
Bronx, NY 10468
195 Montague St., 3rd Fl
Brooklyn, NY 11201
2250 Nostrand Av
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Hiring a Yonkers Disability Attorney
If you find the disability application process to be confusing, you should hire a Yonkers social security attorney or advocate to help you with your claim. Since most people have to wait over a year to be approved for benefits, you should make sure that everything is in order with your claim by hiring an attorney.
A Yonkers Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Westchester County, The Bronx, Rockland County, Orange County, and Putnam County: New York City, Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronxville, Eastchester, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye, Scarsdale, Greenville, Ardsley, Irvington, Hartsdale, Port Chester, Valhalla, and Hawthorne.
If you have any questions about hiring an attorney in Yonkers, you can contact the Westchester County bar association:
Westchester County Bar Association
One North Broadway, Suite 512
White Plains, NY 10601
Yonkers Disability Hearings
Almost 60% of claims are denied at the initial application level. Most of the people who are denied, will have to file a request to have a hearing with the White Plains Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are responsible for making a decision on claims during the hearing. The ALJs at the White Plains office are:
|ALJ Name||Approval Rate|
|Barry, John J.||75.49%|
|Cascio, Vincent M.||39.32%|
|Katz, Dennis G.||42.47%|
|Lemoine, Brian W.||46.52%|
|Michaelc Olszewski, Lau||35.25%|
|Stacchini, Michael J.||39.56%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
The knowledge of how each judge deals with the hearing can prove to be beneficial during your hearing. A Yonkers disability attorney will be familiar with the judges, since he or she will have attended hearings at the White Plains in the past on behalf of other claimants.
Sometimes it can be difficult to wait over a year for your hearing, if you are in touch financial or medical situation. You can speed up the scheduling of your hearing by contacting your local congressman:
3655 Johnson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
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