Social Security Disability in AR:  Lawyers, How to Apply, and Information.

If you are trying to get Social Security disability in Arkansas then this page should provide you with some useful information. I will cover topics such as how to apply, how long it takes, what the statistics are of your chance of winning benefits and how to find a lawyer.

What you have to prove to get SSDI (SSD) or SSI in AR is the same as the rest of the country. If you are looking for information on what you have to prove to win your case you should read the rest of the site which covers that in detail. This page is devoted to things unique to a claim in AR.

The best way to apply for SSDI or SSI is to call 1-800-772-1213 and make an appointment at your local SSA office. If you are applying for Social Security Disability you can also apply online at the SSA website. And SSI application must be done in person. If you are looking for help with your Social Security disability claim you can also contact a lawyer and they can submit your paperwork. Many lawyers will not take your case until you are denied but there are enough lawyers out there who will so you should be able to find one out there willing to help.


One question people like to know the answer to is "how long will it take"? At the application stage it usually takes from 3 to 6 months to get a decision. At reconsideration it also usually takes about 3 to 6 months. At the hearing stage, they can take significantly longer and the average number of days it takes to get a decision at each hearing office is provided below.


You may also want to know what your chances of winning are. In Arkansas, at the application stage the denial rate is 67.8% and at reconsideration the denial rate is 88%. Therefore, the percentage of cases that win at application is 32.2% and at reconsideration it is 12%.


You may also be wondering whether you need a lawyer for your claim. You will have to make this decision for yourself but you should consider several things. Do you understand what you need to prove to win? Do you have the time and energy it takes to get what you need to win? Every claim is different and some are more complex than others so you should read is much you can about your condition and about the Social Security disability process and decide if a lawyer will give you the best chance to win.


Lawyer for AR SSDI

Hearing Office Address and How Long it Takes.

Below you will find the hearing offices that decide cases in AR. On the bottom of each ODAR office is a list of towns were the local SSA offices are that send their cases to that ODAR. I have also included how long it takes on average at each hearing location.


SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Central Mall, Suite 475

5111 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903-2034

Telephone: (479) 452-0137

Fax: (479) 452-5415

It takes an average of 416 days of processing time at this office.

Services the following Social Security Field Offices:


Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Harrison, Russellville


SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

2405 Federal Office Building

700 West Capitol Avenue

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Telephone: (501)324-6381

Fax: (501) 324-7137

It takes an average of 470 days of processing time at this office.

Services the following Social Security Field Offices:


Batesville, Blytheville, Camden, Conway, El Dorado, Forrest City, Helena, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Searcy, Texarkana

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