Missouri Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Missouri, 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 Missouri reveals that 52% 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.

Missouri has 5 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, 30% of Missouri disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Missouri residents wait 550 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Missouri
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Creve Coeur 12 18 months 591 days 2.08 24% 19% 57%
Columbia 6 17 months 563 days 0.94 31% 36% 33%
St. Louis 12 17 months 587 days 1.60 0% 0% 100%
Kansas City 13 12 months 422 days 1.68 16% 52% 32%
Springfield 11 18 months 586 days 1.73 19% 40% 41%
All Missouri 70 16 months 550 days 1.61 18% 30% 52%
ALJ Judges in Missouri
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Chandreka Allen Creve Coeur 27 4 131 31 100 69 131
Thomas Auble St. Louis 32 9 142 41 107 66 142
Robin J Barber Creve Coeur 45 7 109 52 83 31 109
Janice E Barnes-Williams Kansas City 14 6 74 20 55 35 74
A. Benton St. Louis 33 17 147 50 114 64 147
Debra Bice St. Louis 13 7 55 20 38 18 55
Carol L Boorady Columbia 38 12 147 50 121 71 147
Mark A Brown St. Louis 8 2 16 10 13 3 16
Benjamin Burton St. Louis 47 3 146 50 118 68 146
Robert M Butler St. Louis 62 6 105 68 82 14 105
Daniel S Campbell St. Louis 55 1 113 56 81 25 113
Thomas Cheffins Springfield 37 8 185 45 144 99 185
Mark A Clayton Springfield 23 3 94 26 74 48 94
Michael Comisky Kansas City 38 1 129 39 97 58 129
Christine A Cooke Kansas City 28 2 74 30 59 29 74
Roosevelt Currie St. Louis 0 0 8 0 3 3 8
Joan H Deans Kansas City 30 3 123 33 84 51 123
Henry DeWoskin Creve Coeur 24 12 126 36 96 60 126
Sandra R DiMaggio Wallis St. Louis 1 1 99 2 11 9 11
John M Dowling St. Louis 28 5 130 33 96 63 130
Joseph R Doyle St. Louis 34 7 130 41 102 61 130
Jo Ann L Draper Springfield 24 10 141 34 108 74 141
Diana Erickson Kansas City 51 16 144 67 125 58 144
Jerry Faust St. Louis 32 9 105 41 88 47 105
Perry L Franklin Springfield 47 7 125 54 103 49 125
James F Gillet Springfield 20 2 60 22 55 33 60
Scot Gulick Kansas City 25 6 110 31 83 52 110
Bradley Hanan Creve Coeur 100 4 181 104 145 41 181
Stephen M Hanekamp St. Louis 33 5 89 38 65 27 89
Pearline Hardy St. Louis 62 12 148 74 102 28 148
Mattie Harvin-Woode St. Louis 32 4 83 36 64 28 83
Joseph L Heimann St. Louis 45 5 129 50 100 50 129
Walter R Hellums St. Louis 32 8 164 40 134 94 164
Richard Hopkins Creve Coeur 40 7 138 47 101 54 138
Victor L Horton Springfield 21 3 104 24 89 65 104
Lori Imsland Creve Coeur 52 8 166 60 124 64 166
Katherine Jecklin St. Louis 20 1 135 21 102 81 135
P. H Jung Kansas City 25 4 90 29 59 30 90
Christal Key Creve Coeur 66 8 205 74 170 96 205
Sherianne Laba Creve Coeur 0 0 76 0 0 0 9
Sherianne Laba Kansas City 8 1 76 9 17 8 29
Sherianne Laba Springfield 0 1 76 1 1 0 37
Sherianne Laba St. Louis 0 0 76 0 0 0 1
Mary J Leary Springfield 51 7 179 58 149 91 179
Dennis LeBlanc Columbia 45 8 128 53 100 47 128
Michael A Lehr Kansas City 59 8 116 67 94 27 116
Lisa Leslie St. Louis 25 14 115 39 91 52 115
Robert A Lynch Springfield 29 2 72 31 60 29 72
Jack D McCarthy Kansas City 35 17 84 52 83 31 84
Christina Y Mein Kansas City 23 6 111 29 86 57 111
Trina Mengesha-Brown St. Louis 35 12 137 47 95 48 137
Gerald Meyr Columbia 34 8 133 42 106 64 133
Patrick H Morrison Springfield 34 3 105 37 92 55 105
Koren Mueller Creve Coeur 20 5 110 25 80 55 110
Alexis Murdock Creve Coeur 6 0 34 6 14 8 14
Alexis Murdock Springfield 8 0 34 8 11 3 20
Mark Naggi Kansas City 53 4 92 57 81 24 90
Robert G O' Blennis Creve Coeur 28 9 131 37 100 63 131
Jason Panek St. Louis 32 14 118 46 95 49 118
Gerardo R Pico Columbia 3 1 101 4 5 1 13
Nathaniel Plucker St. Louis 28 10 86 38 70 32 86
Kathryn Preston St. Louis 31 19 114 50 96 46 114
Vicky Ruth Columbia 28 10 140 38 103 65 140
James Satterwhite St. Louis 42 9 129 51 111 60 128
Richard N Staples Kansas City 36 4 116 40 79 39 116
Brian M Steger St. Louis 50 9 174 59 127 68 174
Barbara von Euler St. Louis 45 18 131 63 103 40 131
William Wallis St. Louis 27 5 55 32 43 11 55
Kelli Wingate Campbell Columbia 42 9 127 51 104 53 127
Karen Winn Creve Coeur 51 9 154 60 114 54 154
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