Residents of Antioch, California (Contra Costa County) have access to a number of qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. Data collected in December 2011 has suggested that approximately 20,840 Contra Costa County residents received SSDI benefits while another 25,805 Contra County residents received SSI benefits. If you’d like to apply for Social Security Disability benefits and receive financial assistance like these individuals, an Antioch attorney can help you.
To decide which program is a better fit for your needs, visit our page on SSI and SSDI benefits. Any other questions can be answered by your local Social Security office. The office closest to Antioch can be reached at the following location:
2615 Crow Court
Antioch, CA 94509
Hiring a Antioch Disability Attorney
It is important for us to note that the Social Security Disability application process can be complex and, at times, difficult to navigate. For this reason, we suggest that you retain the services of a qualified Antioch lawyer. He or she will be able to guide you through each step of the process and potentially increase your chances of being approved for disability benefits.
There are many benefits to having legal representation during the Social Security Disability application process. Click here to learn more.
An Antioch Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Contra Costa County, Solano County, Alameda County, San Joaquin County, Sacramento County, and San Francisco County: Pittsburg, Oakley, Brentwood, Oakland, San Francisco, Stockton, Sacramento, Bay Point, Martinez, Concord, Fairfield, San Ramon, Walnut County, Richmond, Berkeley, Vallejo, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Hayward, and Union City.
Listed below is the contact information for the Contra Costa Bar Association. Feel free to get in touch with this organization if you have additional questions about the legal professionals in Antioch.
Contra Costa County Bar Association
One Concord Center
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 520
Concord, CA 94520
Antioch Disability Hearings
If your initial application is denied for some reason, you can request an appeal hearing to be held in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). Antioch disability hearings are typically conducted in the Oakland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review—or ODAR. This hearing office is currently working to decide a total of 3,224 pending cases. The processing time has reached 320 days.
Below you will find additional statistics regarding the cases held in the Oakland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Although, each of these facts may not make sense to you now, you may find them useful down the road if you ever have to prepare for a disability hearing.
These statistics are about the hearings held in the Oakland hearing office between October 2012 and January 2013:
- 980 disability appeal hearings were scheduled in the Oakland ODAR.
- Out of the 980 hearings, 81.22% were resolved. This means that the claimant was partially approved, approved, or denied.
- A total of 10 administrative law judges work in the Oakland hearing office.
- On average, each administrative law judge in the Oakland hearing office handled 1.4 dispositions per day.
- The entire Oakland hearing office handled approximately 13 dispositions each day.
- About 99.2% of all disability hearings held in the Oakland ODAR were held in person, the rest were held through video conference.
The usual wait for a disability hearing lasts approximately 3 to 4 months. If you find that medical or financial circumstances prevent you from waiting this long, you can contact your local congressperson to intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. Simply, explain your situation and, if your congressperson approves, he or she may be able to expedite your hearing.
Your congressperson office location is:
412 G St.
Davis, CA 95616
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