North Dakota Social Security Disability Lawyers

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If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in North Dakota, 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 North Dakota reveals that 31% 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.

North Dakota 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, 49% of North Dakota disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, North Dakota residents wait 460 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

Disability Statistics for North Dakota
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Fargo 9 14 months 460 days 1.97 19% 49% 31%
All North Dakota 0 14 months 460 days 1.97 19% 49% 31%
All Administrative Law Judges in North Dakota
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Christel Ambuehl Fargo 61 16 147 77 126 49 147
Kristi Bellamy Fargo 33 5 84 38 69 31 82
Denzel R Busick Fargo 117 14 188 131 174 43 186
Richard Hlaudy Fargo 25 12 95 37 76 39 92
William L Hogan Fargo 36 6 104 42 89 47 104
Hallie E Larsen Fargo 52 18 152 70 135 65 152
Lyle Olson Fargo 28 5 108 33 72 39 108
Brenda Rosten Fargo 74 21 169 95 139 44 169
Chris Stuber Fargo 1 0 123 1 4 3 6
View Social Security Offices in North Dakota