Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut reveals that 32% 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.

Connecticut has 2 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, 55% of Connecticut disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Connecticut residents wait 365 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

View Social Security Offices in Connecticut
Disability Statistics for Connecticut
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Hartford 7 9 months 337 days 1.90 16% 74% 10%
New Haven 7 12 months 393 days 1.63 11% 36% 53%
All Connecticut 14 11 months 365 days 1.77 14% 55% 32%
ALJ Judges in Connecticut
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
John Aletta Hartford 12 6 71 18 57 39 71
Ryan A Alger Hartford 60 8 137 68 111 43 137
Louis Bonsangue Hartford 40 9 126 49 101 52 126
Alexander P Borre Hartford 18 11 123 29 104 75 123
Eskunder Boyd New Haven 33 13 100 46 84 38 100
I. K Harrington New Haven 34 11 105 45 75 30 105
Brien Horan New Haven 39 8 116 47 91 44 116
Deirdre R Horton New Haven 28 16 102 44 78 34 102
Matthew Kuperstein New Haven 26 9 82 35 63 28 82
Michael McKenna Hartford 12 5 104 17 72 55 104
John T Molleur New Haven 16 8 63 24 53 29 63
John Noel Hartford 64 4 144 68 122 54 144
Edward F Sweeney Hartford 25 4 78 29 57 28 78
Ronald J Thomas New Haven 21 3 107 24 80 56 107
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