Kentucky Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky reveals that 36% 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.

Kentucky 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, 39% of Kentucky disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Kentucky residents wait 569 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Kentucky
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Middlesboro 5 12 months 468 days 2.05 15% 53% 33%
Lexington 12 18 months 620 days 1.80 40% 47% 13%
Louisville 9 17 months 605 days 2.29 25% 17% 59%
Paducah 7 16 months 582 days 1.96 21% 40% 39%
All Kentucky 33 16 months 569 days 2.02 25% 39% 36%
ALJ Judges in Kentucky
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Robert B Bowling Lexington 29 14 110 43 87 44 108
Susan Brock Louisville 42 7 127 49 102 53 127
Steven Collins Louisville 20 18 83 38 68 30 83
Boyce Crocker Lexington 56 13 158 69 137 68 158
Marci P Eaton Paducah 66 4 129 70 110 40 129
David A Ettinger Paducah 3 2 140 5 6 1 6
Stacey L Foster Paducah 51 23 135 74 121 47 135
Joyce Francis Middlesboro 9 0 185 9 164 155 185
Brandie Hall Middlesboro 51 1 125 52 109 57 125
Lisa R Hall Paducah 59 4 141 63 121 58 141
Greg Holsclaw Lexington 64 2 171 66 145 79 171
Davida H Isaacs Lexington 48 12 132 60 106 46 132
Karen R Jackson Lexington 37 10 127 47 111 64 127
Kendra S Kleber Lexington 29 9 94 38 80 42 94
Jonathan H Leiner Middlesboro 37 6 105 43 89 46 105
Jerry Lovitt Louisville 23 11 140 34 113 79 140
Tommye C Mangus Lexington 1 0 148 1 1 0 1
Tommye C Mangus Middlesboro 55 5 148 60 130 70 146
Aubri Masterson Louisville 117 7 162 124 139 15 162
Candace A McDaniel Louisville 32 10 98 42 78 36 98
Maribeth McMahon Paducah 41 10 114 51 97 46 114
David Peeples Paducah 33 14 146 47 129 82 146
D. L Pickett Louisville 69 16 192 85 164 79 192
John R Price Louisville 76 24 205 100 171 71 205
Roger L Reynolds Lexington 43 4 120 47 103 56 120
Donald A Rising Middlesboro 33 1 44 34 42 8 44
Rebecca B Sartor Lexington 1 0 77 1 1 0 1
Christopher C Sheppard Lexington 37 4 102 41 77 36 102
Jonathan Stanley Lexington 59 6 148 65 120 55 148
Jennifer B Thomas Paducah 48 17 144 65 114 49 137
Gregory O Varo Lexington 64 2 109 66 77 11 109
Dwight D Wilkerson Louisville 35 6 89 41 64 23 89
William C. Zuber Louisville 36 7 120 43 91 48 120
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