Utah Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you are thinking about applying for Social Security disability in Utah, 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 Utah reveals that 16% 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.

Utah 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 Utah disability hearings result in an disability benefits being awarded.

On average, Utah residents wait 603 days for their hearing before an ALJ. Some Hearing Offices are more favorable than others.

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Disability Statistics for Utah
Office Judges Avg. Hearing Wait Time Average Processing Time Avg. Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ Cases Dismissed Cases Approved Cases Denied
Salt Lake City 12 18 months 603 days 1.75 30% 54% 16%
All Utah 12 18 months 603 days 1.75 30% 54% 16%
ALJ Judges in Utah
Judge City of Operation Full Favorable Part Favorable Total ALJ Dispositions Total Awards Total Decisions Total Denials Total Dispositions
Kristi Bellamy Salt Lake City 0 1 84 1 2 1 2
Luke A Brennan Salt Lake City 61 7 156 68 122 54 156
Gerald R Bruce Salt Lake City 32 10 159 42 129 87 159
Denzel R Busick Salt Lake City 1 0 188 1 1 0 2
Jason W Crowell Salt Lake City 46 11 161 57 135 78 161
Robert J Labrum Salt Lake City 2 0 74 2 3 1 3
Gilbert A Martinez Salt Lake City 31 12 156 43 126 83 156
Jeffrey Mastin Salt Lake City 35 3 65 38 48 10 65
Preston Mitchell Salt Lake City 43 25 143 68 117 49 143
Chris Stuber Salt Lake City 38 6 123 44 103 59 117
Kathleen H Switzer Salt Lake City 52 4 97 56 71 15 97
J. Doug Wolfe Salt Lake City 74 21 176 95 165 70 176
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