Maine Social Security Disability Lawyers

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If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Maine, 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 Maine reveals that 19% 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.

Maine 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, 47% of Maine disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Maine residents wait 341 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for Maine
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Portland 3 10 months 341 days 1.95 34% 47% 19%
All Maine 0 10 months 341 days 1.95 34% 47% 19%
All Administrative Law Judges in Maine
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Christine Cutter Portland 50 7 131 57 107 50 131
Linda J Helm Portland 37 3 73 40 61 21 73
Todd S Holbrook Portland 51 3 141 54 112 58 141
View Social Security Offices in Maine