Social Security Disability in Utah Lawyers, How To Apply, Denial Rates, How Long It Takes.  

On this page you will find information on Social Security Disability in Utah.  I will tell you how to apply, how long it takes to get a decision at the hearing level, and what the average denial rate at application and reconsideration is for the year 2006.  I will also have a way to help you find a Lawyer for your SSDI or SSI claim in UT.

The contents of this page do not provide information on how to win your claim.  Social Security's rules and regulations are the same in every state and this subject is explained in the main part of my site.

To apply for SSDI or SSI in UT you can call 1-800-772-1213 and make an appointment at your local SSA office.  If you are applying for SSDI you have a few more options.  You can apply on-line at the SSA website.  You can also contact a lawyer to help you apply.  If you are looking for more information on the application process see my page called "application".

The denial rate at application for the year 2006 in Utah was 64.7%.  At reconsideration it was 88.4%.

I am frequently asked how long it takes to get a decision.  At application and reconsideration it usually takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months for each stage and sometimes longer.  SSA has been eliminating the reconsideration stage in many states and soon will eliminate it in every state.

At the hearing stage it is quite a bit longer.  The average processing time of a case at the Salt Lake City ODAR office is 418 days.

Below you will find the address of the ODAR that hears cases in UT.  The location of the local SSA offices are listed below the ODAR address. 

If you are trying to get Social Security disability benefits in Utah one important decision you will make is whether or not you decide to hire a lawyer to help you with your claim. When making this decision you should weigh the importance of a lawyer in your case against the cost of hiring a lawyer. Lawyers charge 25% of past due benefits not to exceed $6000. This means the lawyer only get paid if you wind your case and it is the lesser of the two amounts. The advantage of having a lawyer for your UT SSD claim is that they know the laws and the evidence needed to win your particular case. They are also used to handling hearings which can be very difficult for a claimant to do on their own since they probably have no experience in this area. These hearings may call for cross-examining of medical and vocational experts in some cases. In all hearings the lawyer's job is to make sure all the proper questions are asked of the claimant and to present the theory of the case as to why the claim is disabled under SSA rules. If you decide you do not want an attorney for your Social Security disability claim then you should make sure to become as knowledgeable as you can about the laws and evidence that are important to your case.

Hearing Office Address and Location of SSA Local Offices For Utah.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

125 South State Street, Suite 3102

Salt Lake City, Utah 84138



(801) 524-5315 Fax:

(801) 524-3348


Services the following Social Security Field Offices:  


   Cedar City, Murray, Ogden, Provo, Salt Lake City, St. George

 We have attempted to provide up to date and accurate information, however the information in this site is not guaranteed.  No attorney client relationship exist.  The information in this site is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified attorney.
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If you are trying to get your SSD or SSI benefits in Utah and you need help feel free to contact us by the link at the top of the page for finding a lawyer.