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Fargo, ND Social Security 
Disability Lawyers


Fargo ODAR Hearing Office Information

The Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers at Marc Whitehead & Associates know that collecting Social Security disability benefits can be tough. The process is long and confusing, and if you make a mistake, the people in charge often aren't very forgiving. In order to get the outcome you want, you need to work with professionals who've done this before and can arm you with the knowledge you need. Our approach is simple: we learn as much we can about every case and fight to get our clients the justice they deserve.


Social Security Hearing Office Contact Information for Fargo

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Fargo, North Dakota, has 6 administrative law judges (ALJ) who handle Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings. The average wait time for a hearing is 11 months, and the average processing time from the day a hearing request is received and the file is complete is 331 days. From October 1, 2011 to November 30, 2012, there were 246 hearings. 71 were held in person, and 175 were video hearings. See below for addresses, field offices, award rates, judge statistics, and more.

You need Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers with a proven track record on your side in order have the best chance of understanding all of the information that's thrown at you and figuring out what's really important.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) 
655 First Avenue North, Suite 150 
Fargo, North Dakota 58102-4971

Office Hours: 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Phone: 877-319-3073 
Fax: 701-239-5491 
eFile Fax: (877) 389-4225 (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 North Dakota:

Bismarck SSA Field Office 
1680 E Capitol Ave 
Suite 100 
Bismarck, ND 58501 
877-319-6044

Devils Lake SSA Field Office 
221 2nd Street NW 
Suite 1 
Devils Lake, ND 58301 
701-662-6290

Grand Forks SSA Field Office 
402 Demers Ave 
Suite 300 
Grand Forks, ND 58201 
888-617-0456

Grand Forks SSA Field Office 
402 Demers Ave 
Suite 300 
Grand Forks, ND 58201 
888-617-0456

Jamestown SSA Field Office 
300 2nd Ave NE 
Suite 134 
Jamestown, ND 58401 
855-848-7938

Minot SSA Field Office 
100 1st St SW 
Federal Building Room 104 
Minot, ND 58701 
866-415-3193


Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers Share Grant/Denial Rates

If you've been denied benefits and need to attend a hearing for your appeal, it's important that you understand how it works. Just like with a regular court case, you'll be dealing with a judge, except that this is a special judge who only handles disability claims. These judges all have public records that tell you how often they approve or deny claims – their grant and denial rates. Our Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers can help you to prepare for your hearing with them by going over common questions you're likely to be asked.

Rates for Fargo, North Dakota Overall

Denial Rate: 39.1% 
Fully Favorable: 53.2% 
Partially Favorable: 7.7%

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


Get Help from Experienced Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers

At your hearing, your attorney will provide documented evidence showing that you are unable to work due to your disability. This may include doctor's reports, educational records, and even statements from past employers.

Sometimes, these hearings and the entire claims process in general can be emotionally taxing, but you can rely on our Fargo, ND Social Security Disability Lawyers to provide you with unwavering support before, during and after the hearing. If you'd like to speak to one of us directly, call 

(800) 562-9830.

 

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