Kansas Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Kansas, 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 Kansas reveals that 25% 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.

Kansas 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 Kansas disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Kansas residents wait 456 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Kansas
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Topeka 7 12 months 450 days 1.82 20% 44% 36%
Wichita 8 13 months 462 days 2.54 21% 66% 14%
All Kansas 15 13 months 456 days 2.18 20% 55% 25%
ALJ Judges in Kansas
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Laura Bach Wichita 86 3 171 89 144 55 171
Alison K Brookins Wichita 72 2 152 74 138 64 152
Michael D Burrichter Topeka 45 5 146 50 106 56 146
Michael R Dayton Wichita 55 3 145 58 119 61 145
Edward E Evans Wichita 50 2 154 52 128 76 154
Scott Johnson Topeka 32 5 130 37 105 68 130
Michael D Mance Topeka 20 26 114 46 86 40 114
LaSandra Morrison Topeka 44 11 152 55 133 78 152
Mark Naggi Topeka 0 0 92 0 0 0 2
David Page Wichita 52 5 139 57 122 65 139
John A Pottinger Wichita 43 6 142 49 119 70 142
Michael D Shilling Topeka 22 7 145 29 113 84 145
Timothy G Stueve Topeka 16 2 64 18 44 26 64
Susan Toth Wichita 42 6 139 48 117 69 139
Michael Werner Wichita 27 11 155 38 128 90 155
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