ALL STATE DATA UPDATED FOR 2020!

Everyone’s experience applying for Social Security Disability benefits will be unique. Part of this is because everyone’s individual medical and work history is different. But, potential applicants should also know that each state – like Wyoming – has its own story to tell in terms of social security disability benefit approval rates at each stage of the process, as well as waiting times at the hearing stage.

Why is State-by-State Information Important?

Specialized disability advocates (like us here at Citizens Disability) and Wyoming social security disability attorneys know all too well how important it is to understand that every state is different. It’s very helpful to know what the trends are, how long the wait times are from office to office, and what the different rates of approvals are.

Citizens Disability takes a data-driven approach to helping our clients. We want to make sure that we’re giving our clients the best possible advice at every step in the application process. We also work very hard to present the best possible case for each of our clients. Bringing together data from a wide variety of sources – including data like this, which comes from the Social Security Administration – allows us to make smart decisions when we present cases for our clients.

Finally, this information can be very helpful to applicants. Applying for social security benefits is likely a new experience for most applicants, and having an idea of what they can expect from the process can help them be engaged and involved participants with their advocates.

While your own journey may be different than the trends you see here, these tables and charts can help you understand what, on average, you can expect.

You will also find location and contact information for all the offices in Wyoming below.

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits in Wyoming – What You Need To Know

There are generally three stages in the application process for Social Security Disability benefits: initial application, reconsideration, and the hearing. In this table, you can see how Wyoming compares to the national average (all states in America) when it comes to approval rates at each of those stages.

Initial Application (L1)Reconsideration (L2)Hearing (L3)
Wyoming53.4%21.9%0.0%
National Average35.1%12.5%54.3%
State Difference:18.2%9.4%-54.3%

As the table shows, Wyoming is far ahead of the national average in terms of approval rates at both the Initial Application and Reconsideration stages. There are no offices in Wyoming that handle Hearings, so there is no data to report. Hearings for applicants in Wyoming are scheduled by and conducted by judges from the Billings, Montana office and the Salt Lake City, Utah office.

Wyoming Initial Application Approval Over Time

Initial Application Approval Rate20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Wyoming53.4%55.9%53.9%49.9%48.2%47.8%56.8%55.1%56.6%51.5%49.8%
National Average39.7%37.9%35.6%34.7%33.7%33.1%32.8%33.0%33.4%33.2%35.1%
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As the table and the below chart show, Wyoming has been far ahead of the national average for approvals of Initial Applications going back to at least 2010. In 2020, Wyoming ranked 4th in the nation in terms of percentage approval of Initial Applications. While approval rates in Wyoming have stayed pretty high compared to the national average over the last few years, they still mean that just under half of applicants will be denied. If you are thinking of applying for SSDI, don’t worry – there are multiple stages to the application process.
This graph shows the current & historical approval rates for SSDI initial applications in Wyoming and compares them to the national averages.

Wyoming Reconsideration Approval Over Time

Reconsideration Approval Rate20202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Wyoming21.9%26.8%22.9%13.5%15.6%16.6%15.7%11.2%9.9%6.6%6.8%
National Average14.5%13.6%12.6%13.1%12.8%11.8%11.0%11.4%11.9%11.4%12.5%
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As the table and the below chart indicate, Wyoming has recently far surpassed the the national average when it comes to Approvals at the Reconsideration level – coming a long way from where it was in 2010. In 2020, Wyoming ranked 6th in the nation for highest percentage of approvals at Reconsideration. However, as you can see, in general, the chances of winning approval at Reconsideration are not particularly high. Even in Wyoming, which is quite highly ranked, just over 3 in 4 applicants at the Reconsideration stage will meet with rejection. That is why many applicants must continue to the next level, the Hearing.
This graph shows the current & historical approval rates for SSDI reconsideration requests in Wyoming and compares them to the national averages.

Wyoming Hearings Approval Over Time

As noted above, the Social Security Administration does not have any Office of Hearing Operations locations in Wyoming. All hearings are generally conducted and scheduled by judges in the Billings, Montana office and the Salt Lake City, Utah office.

Billings, Montana is responsible for applicants from Cody and Sheridan field offices in Wyoming. Salt lake City, Utah is responsible for applicants from the Casper, Cheyenne, Riverton, and Rock Springs field offices.


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List of Social Security Administration Field Offices in Wyoming

Note that these are field offices, which offer a variety of services of the Social Security Administration, but do not generally conduct Hearings. Hearings for applicants in Wyoming are generally conducted by the Billings, MT and Salt Lake City, UT offices.

Office NameLocationAddressCityPhone NumberHearing Office
Cheyenne Office3001 E Pershing BlvdCheyenne WY 82001Cheyenne1-866-336-7580Salt Lake City, UT
Rock Springs Office79 Winston DriveRock Springs WY 82901Rock Springs1-855-881-0211Salt Lake City, UT
Riverton Office215 Big Bend AveRiverton WY 82501Riverton1-866-331-2198Salt Lake City, UT
Cody Office1285 Sheridan AveCody WY 82414Cody1-307-587-8155Billings, Montana
Sheridan Office909 Long DriveSheridan WY 82801Sheridan1-866-530-7798Billings, Montana
Casper Office150 East B StreetCasper WY 82602Casper1-866-964-3972Salt Lake City, Utah
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All data on this page is current as of July, 2020.

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About Citizens Disability, LLC:

Since 2010, Citizens Disability has been America’s premier Social Security Disability institution. Our services include helping people in applying for SSDI benefits, managing the process through Reconsideration, and representing people in person at their Hearing, and if necessary, bringing their case to the Appeals Council. Our mission is to give a voice to the millions of Americans who are disabled and unable to work, helping them receive the Social Security Disability benefits to which they may be entitled. Learn more about us and disability benefits like SSDI & SSI or give us a call (800)492-3260.