Social Security Disability benefits—SSDI and SSI—are intended to offer financial assistance to disabled individuals who can no longer work or earn a living. Unfortunately, applying for these benefits is not quick or easy. For this reason, there are Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates available to help the residents of Arden-Arcade throughout the disability application process.
While you may not feel like you need an attorney, having one can definitely increase your chances of approval. In fact, in 2012, Sacramento County was home to 40,035 SSDI recipients and 55,674 SSI recipients, many of whom received assistance from a legal professional.
On this page we will explore the ways in which an attorney or advocate can help you. Questions you have regarding other aspects of the disability benefit application process should be addressed by an SSA representative at the following Social Security Administration field office:
2424 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
This office is located across the street from Dimple Records by Fulton Boulevard—the nearest cross street. This office will also handle claimants from the following cities: Mather, Rancho Cordova, Sloughhouse, and Sacramento.
Hiring an Arden-Arcade Disability Lawyer
To apply for disability benefits, applicants will be expected to keep track of many different requirements, records, forms, and dates. This information can be difficult for just one person to keep track of. A disability attorney or advocate can handle this for you and will eliminate a significant amount of pressure or stress.
Individuals who are worried about paying for an attorney should realize that a Social Security Disability lawyer is only paid on a contingency basis. This means that—rather than charge an upfront fee or retainer—a disability lawyer will only be paid if you are awarded benefits. Even then, the SSA will handle payment for you by deducting the charge from the back pay you are entitled to. Learn more about hiring an attorney or advocate, here.
Keep in mind that an Arden-Arcade attorney is likely to handle claims from the following places: Sacramento, North Highlands, La Riviera, Carmichael, and Rancho Cordova.
If you have questions about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, contact the following bar association:
Sacramento County Bar Association
1329 Howe Ave #100
Sacramento, CA 95825
Arden-Arcade Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
Although it can be very useful to have an attorney at any stage of the application process, most applicants don’t actually hire one until the disability appeal hearing. During the appeal hearing, you will be required to appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to answer questions about your disability, work history, and income.
A disability appeal hearing can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. An attorney or advocate will be able to prepare you to answer questions and will help you remain calm in court. An Arden-Arcade appeal hearing will typically take place in the Sacramento hearing office, which is approximately 3.2 miles away from Arden-Arcade.
One of the biggest issues with the disability appeal hearing is the wait. Often, claimants will schedule their hearing only to find out that they won’t appear before an ALJ for several more months. While waiting, many issues may arise—bills can’t be paid, utilities are shut off, medical care is neglected. If you find yourself facing similar circumstances, speak to your attorney or advocate about congressional intervention.
Essentially, congressional intervention will involve speaking to a congressman about expediting your disability hearing. Your congressperson's office is:
501 I Street, Suite 12-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Complete the form below to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: