Colorado Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Colorado, then you should weigh the benefits of hiring an attorney. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can significantly improve the odds that your case will be approved.

Social Security data from Colorado reveals that 22% of the Social Security disability claims are denied on average. Of course, most applicants that have been denied on their first attempt appeal the decision. However, the chances of approval are even worse in the first phase of the appeals process, which is formally known as reconsideration.

The vast majority of claimants will have to wait until their hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) to have a significant chance of approval.

Colorado has 1 Hearing Offices where you can go to have your case heard by an ALJ. They are listed in the above table.

Most successful Social Security disability claims are approved during the hearing, largely because the ALJs have more leeway in the way they handle claims and can actually see and hear you while you present evidence of your disability.

Overall, 51% of Colorado disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Colorado residents wait 480 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Colorado
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Denver 14 13 months 480 days 2.04 27% 51% 22%
All Colorado 14 13 months 480 days 2.04 27% 51% 22%
ALJ Judges in Colorado
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Scott A Bryant Denver 60 3 122 63 104 41 122
Mark R Dawson Denver 66 1 177 67 139 72 177
Debra J Denney Denver 37 12 120 49 94 45 120
Lynn Ginsberg Denver 56 6 115 62 92 30 115
Cynthia K Hale Denver 32 23 104 55 84 29 104
Terrence Hugar Denver 36 8 106 44 90 46 106
Thomas S Inman Denver 49 5 108 54 85 31 108
Erin Justice Denver 54 7 182 61 146 85 182
Rebecca LaRiccia Denver 33 22 127 55 101 46 127
Kathleen Laub Denver 35 8 113 43 92 49 113
Shane McGovern Denver 22 5 72 27 56 29 72
Jamie Mendelson Denver 24 13 139 37 116 79 139
Jennifer B Millington Denver 58 15 147 73 123 50 147
Jennifer A Simmons Denver 35 1 55 36 46 10 55
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