ODAR – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO IN RELATION TO MY SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIM?

Posted August 31, 2015

What is ODAR? The quick answer is that it is an acronym for a governmental agency that is a part of the Social Security Administration where administrative law judges hear disability claims.

The name actually stands for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. There are many offices scattered throughout the United States and the various offices are grouped into regions. In addition to the regional offices and their local branches, there is also a national hearing center which conducts disability hearings.

As attorneys who have represented thousands of successful disability applicants over the last 40 years, we deal with these offices on a regular basis and have definite opinions on both the offices and the judges in them.

Most applicants with a Social Security disability or supplemental security income claim end up in front of one of the Administrative Law Judges who staff these offices. Unfortunately, there are huge variations between different offices and different judges and it is important to know the quirks of the various judges before trying cases.

One the things we like to do at Drummond Disability is to ask for in person hearings. The vast majority of the hearings we have today for our Social Security Disability (SSD) and are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) clients are on a large video screen, and we feel that our success rate is much higher with in person hearings in front of the actual judge then having an impersonal videoconference.

Now there is a great deal of information that can be obtained from the government’s own website concerning the local ODAR office and it can be found by clicking on  www.disabilityjudges.com.

If you would like assistance in your disability claim or know someone that needs our help, do not hesitate to message us through drummondisability.com or call us at 1-800-842-0426 for a FREE consultation.

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