Nevada Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Nevada, 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 Nevada reveals that 39% 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.

Nevada has 2 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, 43% of Nevada disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Nevada residents wait 527 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Nevada
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Reno 3 13 months 461 days 7.89 9% 39% 52%
Las Vegas 7 18 months 592 days 1.79 27% 47% 27%
All Nevada 10 16 months 527 days 4.84 18% 43% 39%
ALJ Judges in Nevada
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Norman L Bennett Las Vegas 39 5 124 44 106 62 124
Donald R Colpitts Las Vegas 35 0 55 35 46 11 55
John Cusker Las Vegas 18 9 87 27 71 44 87
Christopher R Daniels Las Vegas 35 11 120 46 101 55 120
Craig Denney Reno 20 13 130 33 100 67 130
David K Gatto Las Vegas 24 5 93 29 65 36 93
Cynthia R Hoover Las Vegas 32 8 142 40 102 62 142
Barry H Jenkins Las Vegas 12 19 120 31 96 65 120
William A Kurlander Reno 19 6 102 25 78 53 102
Janice E Shave Reno 37 8 102 45 84 39 102
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