Compared to the rest of the United States, Nevada’s disability rankings are only slightly above average. Around 11.6% of the state identifies as disabled, which is slightly lower than the national average of 12.6%.
It’s average employment rate of disabled residents is around 40%, which is roughly two percent higher than most states in the country.
However, with some knowledge about Social Security in your area, you can make sure that you've got vital resources for your application.
Continue below to learn more about Social Security in the Reno area, and learn how you could make the most of your disability application process.
Reno’s Main Social Security Office
Address: 1170 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (800) 772-1213
MON: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
TUES: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
WED: 09:00 AM—12:00 PM
THUR: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
FRI: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
SAT & SUN: CLOSED
By car: Reno’s Social Security office is conveniently located near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport directly beside the I-580.
Simply take the freeway towards exit 65A for Villanova Dr, make a right onto Villanova, and turn right onto Harvard Ave, where the Social Security office will be on your right.
By public transit: The 9 bus, which runs north and south past the airport, drops patrons off at Harvard Way & Vassar St, which is directly beside Reno’s Social Security office.
Other public transportation options do not run close enough to this Social Security office to use well — if this bus is not closely accessible, it may be best to get a ride from a trusted friend or family member, or call your local office at the number above to discuss your options.
Reno’s ODAR Office
The United States contains several Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODARs) to handle disability applications that are denied after their initial attempt.
Here, applicants can schedule application appeals, where they present their case at a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ) for further review.
Address: 300 Booth St. Suite 4000, Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (877) 897-0607
List of All Reno ALJs:
- Judge Crag Denney
- Judge Ryan Johannes
- Judge Janice E. Shave
Average Hearing Wait Time: 17.50 months
Average Processing Time: 516 days
Average Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ: 1.78
Reno’s Congressional and Senatorial Offices
Disability applications occasionally get caught up in legalities and in-between steps, extending the application decision wait time. By contacting your local government offices, you can request a congressional inquiry into your disability case. This does not increase your chances of approval, but it does have the potential to get you your results sooner. There are other ways to do this as well, such as getting help from a disability attorney.Congressional Representatives:
Address: 5310 Kietzke Lane Suite 103, Reno, NV 89511
Phone: (775) 686-5760
Catherine Cortez Masto
Address: 400 South Virginia St. Suite 902, Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 686-5750
Address: 400 South Virginia St. Suite 738, Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (775) 686-5770
Benefits of a Disability Attorney
In most cases, the thought of contacting an attorney may seem intimidating, expensive, and even a bit frightening. However, disability attorneys are different than most.
A disability advocate is able to:
- assist you from the very beginning of your case to the very end, even representing you in court if necessary
- organize your paperwork and help you get records in order
- stay in contact with the Social Security Administration on your behalf, potentially speeding up your application process
- Provide you with the most effective representation possible and ensure you have the best chances of approval possible
For the best chance at receiving the disability benefits you deserve, consider a free consultation with a Reno disability attorney today.