How can a Social Security disability lawyer assist you in Ohio?
In the state of Ohio, all of us who work, pay taxes into the Social Security fund. Presumably, these funds pay for the benefits that are accessible to us in the case of an injury or the onset of a disability.
In Ohio, nearly 70 percent of applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied when they are first filed. Granted, this number declines when appeals are taken into consideration.
If you apply for disability benefits, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your claim, you can attend your disability hearing. An Administrative Law Judge will have this hearing. As an Ohio resident, this disability hearing will happen at one of six ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) offices. The locations are Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland, and Akron.
Having a Social Security disability attorney assist you at your disability hearing can speed up an often cumbersome and lengthy process. Most hearings take a full year or more to process. Even with the help of attorneys, success rates for disability claims are under 50% across the state. Less than half of claims are accepted and paid. Depending on your situation, a lawyer could help increase your odds of a favorable outcome.
Across Ohio’s six ODAR offices, there are 82 Administrative Law Judges. Each judge approves a different ratio of claims, and each has a unique approach to taking on disability hearings.
The Social Security disability lawyers at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen LPA, Co. know the histories of these 82 judges, and will be able to advise you on how best to adjust your claim to try to meet with that judge’s specifications.
If you would like to set up a free consultation, one of our experienced attorneys would be happy to take time with you and hear the details of your disability claim.