Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Indiana, 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 Indiana reveals that 37% 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.

Indiana has 4 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, 43% of Indiana disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Indiana residents wait 526 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Indiana
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Valparaiso 12 15 months 538 days 1.95 22% 44% 35%
Fort Wayne 6 12 months 433 days 2.03 23% 24% 53%
Evansville 7 16 months 543 days 2.26 22% 34% 44%
Indianapolis 13 18 months 589 days 2.25 11% 71% 18%
All Indiana 38 15 months 526 days 2.12 19% 43% 37%
ALJ Judges in Indiana
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Genevieve Adamo Fort Wayne 23 16 121 39 107 68 121
Belinda J Brown Indianapolis 51 1 96 52 85 33 96
John Carlton Fort Wayne 27 12 116 39 101 62 116
Blanca B de la Torre Indianapolis 42 6 83 48 77 29 83
Jeffrey L Eastham Evansville 34 18 178 52 150 98 178
Kathleen Fischer Valparaiso 38 14 131 52 115 63 131
Leeanne Foster Valparaiso 19 9 96 28 72 44 96
Stuart T Janney Evansville 36 13 137 49 117 68 137
Marc Jones Valparaiso 17 7 139 24 120 96 139
Ronald T Jordan Indianapolis 67 4 128 71 100 29 128
Stephanie Katich Fort Wayne 39 3 113 42 96 54 113
Edward Kristof Valparaiso 40 11 105 51 91 40 105
Teresa A Kroenecke Indianapolis 51 15 157 66 142 76 157
Monica LaPolt Indianapolis 59 4 108 63 95 32 108
Robert Long Valparaiso 29 10 111 39 94 55 111
James E MacDonald Valparaiso 40 27 135 67 107 40 135
Daniel J Mages Indianapolis 58 7 120 65 104 39 120
Cindy Martin Valparaiso 59 7 138 66 115 49 138
Kevin R Martin Evansville 70 3 122 73 96 23 122
Terry Miller Fort Wayne 52 5 96 57 77 20 96
Trina Moore Valparaiso 43 14 134 57 121 64 134
Jody H Odell Indianapolis 72 1 152 73 124 51 152
Matthias D Onderak Evansville 48 1 91 49 81 32 91
William D Pierson Fort Wayne 40 4 121 44 94 50 121
Fredric Roberson Fort Wayne 43 11 151 54 134 80 151
Romona Scales Valparaiso 12 10 73 22 52 30 73
Jeanette Schrand Valparaiso 21 14 120 35 104 69 120
Michael Scurry Evansville 61 4 145 65 125 60 145
Mario G Silva Valparaiso 49 19 120 68 104 36 118
Charles J Thorbjornsen Valparaiso 16 4 83 20 67 47 83
Timothy Turner Indianapolis 66 4 137 70 113 43 137
Shelette Veal Indianapolis 78 5 149 83 128 45 149
Albert J Velasquez Indianapolis 93 6 174 99 145 46 174
Kevin Walker Indianapolis 33 8 172 41 145 104 172
T. Whitaker Indianapolis 55 4 135 59 105 46 135
Gladys Whitfield Indianapolis 61 6 112 67 84 17 112
Michael S Worrall Evansville 49 14 145 63 120 57 145
Jason R Yoder Evansville 47 8 116 55 94 39 116
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