Delaware Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Delaware, 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 Delaware reveals that 26% 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.

Delaware 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, 54% of Delaware disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Delaware residents wait 595 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for Delaware
OfficeJudgesAvg. Hearing Wait TimeAverage Processing TimeAvg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJCases DismissedCases ApprovedCases Denied
Dover418 months595 days2.0320%54%26%
All Delaware018 months595 days2.0320%54%26%
All Administrative Law Judges in Delaware
JudgeCity of OperationFull FavorablePart FavorableTotal ALJ DispositionsTotal AwardsTotal DecisionsTotal DenialsTotal Dispositions
NaKeisha BlountDover437117508939117
Steven L. ButlerDover563124599435124
Jack PencaDover3459439763794
Anthony ReevesDover59161437512045143
View Social Security Offices in Delaware
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