Mississippi Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Mississippi, 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 Mississippi reveals that 44% 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.

Mississippi has 3 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, 32% of Mississippi disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Mississippi residents wait 462 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Mississippi
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Hattiesburg 12 14 months 497 days 2.23 16% 52% 32%
Jackson 12 14 months 440 days 1.50 33% 24% 43%
Tupelo 9 12 months 450 days 2.01 23% 21% 57%
All Mississippi 33 13 months 462 days 1.91 24% 32% 44%
ALJ Judges in Mississippi
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
H.J. Barkley III Tupelo 50 0 131 50 119 69 131
David Benedict Hattiesburg 51 14 164 65 129 64 164
Joseph Bestul Tupelo 39 10 128 49 115 66 128
Marilyn R Brand Jackson 21 0 60 21 47 26 60
Felicia D Burkes Hattiesburg 50 3 162 53 128 75 162
James Cumbie Tupelo 45 1 134 46 117 71 132
Elizabeth De Gruy Jackson 17 0 48 17 35 18 45
Michael DePrimo Tupelo 37 17 113 54 101 47 113
James S Elkins Hattiesburg 92 3 147 95 132 37 147
Jim Fraiser Hattiesburg 41 5 138 46 116 70 138
Douglas Gilmer Hattiesburg 67 2 120 69 95 26 120
Lori S Grayson Hattiesburg 40 8 137 48 111 63 137
William C Grayson Hattiesburg 59 4 169 63 142 79 169
Michael D Harbart Hattiesburg 13 0 110 13 88 75 110
Wendy Hollingsworth Jackson 32 8 131 40 98 58 131
Gwendolyn M Hoover Jackson 14 6 107 20 83 63 107
Brian Jones Jackson 64 7 147 71 125 54 147
Roger Lott Tupelo 50 10 122 60 114 54 122
Gregory A Maddox Tupelo 44 11 114 55 92 37 114
Robert Martin Jackson 1 0 128 1 2 1 2
Shannon Mashburn Tupelo 52 8 116 60 94 34 116
Patricia Melvin Jackson 38 9 135 47 114 67 135
Jeffrey C Narvil Jackson 61 3 147 64 118 54 143
Laurie H Porciello Hattiesburg 9 4 76 13 60 47 76
James F Prothro Tupelo 3 6 143 9 124 115 143
Rebecca B Sartor Jackson 2 0 77 2 5 3 7
Rebecca B Sartor Tupelo 30 4 77 34 55 21 67
David J Shea Jackson 36 9 142 45 115 70 142
Larry J Stroud Jackson 28 3 137 31 103 72 137
Margaret M Sullivan Hattiesburg 63 1 119 64 97 33 119
Michelle Thompson Jackson 1 0 93 1 2 1 4
Gregory White Hattiesburg 37 3 107 40 78 38 107
Lanier Williams Hattiesburg 18 6 128 24 97 73 128
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