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Springfield Social Security
Disability Lawyers


Springfield, MO Hearing Office Information

People who are denied Social Security disability benefits and decide to appeal the ruling have to go through what is called a Social Security hearing. At this hearing, you'll appear in front of a special judge called an ALJ who only handles these types of cases. Because of this high level of specialization, cases that go to these hearings need to be airtight and closely follow rules and procedures.

That's where the Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers at our law firm come in. Most people don't know a whole lot about SSDI law, but we've made it our business and believe that educating our clients helps their chances of winning. We're always happy to talk to you one-on-one at (800) 562-9830, Don't Give Up! Call for a Free Consultation. but if you'd rather learn more on your own, we encourage you to read our free Social Security Disability (SSD) eBook.


Social Security Contact Information for the Springfield Hearing Office

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Springfield, Missouri, has 8 administrative law judges (ALJ) who handle Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings. The average wait time for a hearing is 13 months, and the average processing time from the day a hearing request is received and the file is complete is 440 days. From October 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012, there were 205 hearings. 203 were held in person, and 2 were video hearings. See below for addresses, field offices, award rates, judge statistics, and more.

The more you know about your local hearing office, the better prepared you'll be. Read on for further information from our Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
Suite 200
830 East Primrose Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65807

Office Hours: 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Phone: 888-472-2404
Fax: 417-890-9746
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4215 (The eFile Fax number sends evidence directly to the electronic folder.)


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This ODAR services the following Social Security Field Offices in Missouri:

Lebanon SSA Field Office
2546 South Jefferson
Lebanon, MO 65536
866-931-7104

Springfield SSA Field Office
1570 W Battlefield St
Suite 100
Springfield, MO 65807


Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers Share Grant/Denial Rates

Because disability hearings are such a specialized part of the law, every city and even every judge that handles them has a record that we have included below. It tells you what percentage of the time claimants win and lose, which can be extremely valuable to know going in. Experienced Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers can use this information to help you prepare your case in order to have the best chance at winning.

Our Omaha Social Security Disability Lawyers use information like this to help form your argument so that you can beat the odds and get the disability money you're entitled to.

Rates for Springfield, Missouri Overall

Denial Rate: 54.8%
Fully Favorable: 41.4%
Partially Favorable: 3.6%

Rates for Individual ALJs in Springfield

Judge
Decisions
Awards
Denials
Fully
Favorable
Partially
Favorable
Grant
Rate
Clayton, Mark A
76
31
45
30
1
41%
Franklin, Perry L
143
69
74
61
8
48%
Fromme, David K
160
72
88
64
8
45%
Fulton, Kenton W
16
3
13
3
0
19%
Gillet, James F
109
45
64
36
9
41%
Horton, Victor L
193
63
130
58
5
33
Lynch, Robert A
127
62
65
56
6
49%
Marshall, Linda
193
117
76
115
2
61%
Walters, Sheila
116
49
67
47
2
42%

Source: ALJ Disposition Data from the U.S. Social Security Website


Get Help from Experienced Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers

Do you know your level of disability? What was the last job you held? Did you go to college? Complete high school? When did your condition first start? What is your typical day like?

Those are a few of the questions that you might be asked by the judge at your hearing, and if you're not ready for them, there's a good chance it will hurt your case. Our Springfield Social Security Disability Lawyers won't let this happen, though, because we make sure to walk our clients through what might happen and thoroughly prepare them emotionally and intellectually.

Do not delay. Call 800-562-9830 about your disability denial or request a free consultation with a lawyer here. Don't Give Up! Call for a Free Consultation.

 

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