Data collected in December 2011 indicates that there were 149,090 SSDI recipients and 418,384 SSI recipients living in Los Angeles County. If you live in Alhambra and can no longer work due to a disability, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Fortunately, residents of Alhambra have access to many qualified disability attorneys and advocates who can walk them through the Social Security Disability application process.
If you are interested in learning more about the two different Social Security Disability programs, visit this page. You can also contact the Social Security Administration with any questions you may have. Your local Social Security office is located at the following address:
900 S Garfield Ave
Alhambra, CA 91801
Hiring an Alhambra Disability Attorney
Many applicants who have little knowledge of Social Security Disability benefits are under the assumption that qualifying for benefits is a simple process. However, this assumption is far from realistic. Many times, the Social Security Disability application process is complicated and can take as long several months to a year to complete.
To avoid a long wait for benefits, it is in your best interest to contact an Alhambra disability lawyer. He or she will be able to assist you throughout the process so that your application is complete and free of mistakes. To learn about the many benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here.
An Alhambra lawyer will often handle claims in the following California cities as well: San Gabriel, South Pasadena, San Marino, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Pasadena, Temple City, South El Monte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Montebello, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Altadena, and Commerce.
If you have further questions about the legal professionals in Alhambra, contact the Los Angeles County Bar Association:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020
Alhambra Disability Hearings
If your initial application is denied, do not be discouraged. The truth is that most applicants are denied after they submit their initial application. If you find yourself in this situation, you will need to schedule a disability appeal hearing.
Most Alhambra appeal hearings are held in the Pasadena ODAR—or Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. This office currently has a wait time amounting to 337 days. This office is also currently processing a total of 2,374 pending cases.
Below, we have provided many important statistics that you and your legal team can use to prepare for your disability hearing. Keep in mind that these facts and figures represent the hearings held between October 2012 and January 2013.
- 966 total hearings were scheduled to be held in the Pasadena hearing office.
- 78.36% of these cases were resolved—meaning the claimants were approved, partially approved, or denied.
- The Pasadena hearing office has a total of 8 administrative law judges who handle disability appeal hearings.
- Each of these judges handled an average of 1.8 dispositions per day.
- As a whole, the Pasadena office handled about 14.4 dispositions each day.
- Out of all the hearings held in the Pasadena hearing office, 75.98% were held in person while the rest were done using video conferencing.
Although these numbers may not mean anything to you right now, they may be useful, should your initial application get denied.
After scheduling a disability hearing, many applicants find that they cannot wait the standard 3 to 4 month wait to present their claim to a judge. Often time this is due to financial or medical needs. If you cannot wait for your hearing, you can contact your local congressperson and ask him or her to intervene with the Pasadena hearing office on your behalf. Sometimes, a congressperson can have an applicant’s disability hearing held sooner. Your local congressman is located at the address below:
245 E. Olive Ave., #200
Burbank, California 91502
Phone: (818) 450-2900
Phone: (323) 315-5555
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