Nebraska Social Security Disability Lawyers

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If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska 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.

Nebraska 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, 54% of Nebraska disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Nebraska residents wait 499 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for Nebraska
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Omaha 9 15 months 499 days 1.69 21% 54% 25%
All Nebraska 0 15 months 499 days 1.69 21% 54% 25%
All Administrative Law Judges in Nebraska
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
G. Roderic Anderson Omaha 11 3 26 14 20 6 26
Matthew Bring Omaha 32 10 121 42 105 63 121
David G Buell Omaha 35 4 120 39 98 59 120
David J DeLaittre Omaha 33 5 65 38 47 9 61
Jan E Dutton Omaha 40 4 131 44 107 63 131
Kelly Humphrey Omaha 17 18 125 35 102 67 125
Ronald D Lahners Omaha 43 3 97 46 70 24 97
Marc Mates Omaha 32 4 112 36 98 62 112
Chris Yokus Omaha 26 10 105 36 89 53 105
View Social Security Offices in Nebraska