If you currently reside in Buena Park, California and can no longer work due to severe injury or illness, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Disability benefits can be used to offset expenses associated with unemployment and increased medical care.
While these benefits—SSDI and SSI--are often a necessary lifeline for disabled individuals, they are not easy to come by. The application process for disability benefits is known to be long and complex. Fortunately, Buena Park residents have access to many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys who can help you file your claim for disability benefits. In fact, in 2012 alone, nearly 37,205 Orange County residents received SSDI and another 43,688 Orange County residents received SSI benefits—many of whom had the assistance of an attorney or advocate.
The following information will provide you with a general understanding of the importance of having an attorney or advocate on your side throughout the disability benefit application process. Any other disability questions should be directed toward your local branch of the Social Security Administration. The office nearest you is located at the following address:
900 S. Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
This office is located on the corner of South Harbor Boulevard and Vermont Street in downtown Anaheim. It is between interstate 5 and 91 freeway, one mile north of Disneyland. This office will also handle claimants from La Palma, Cypress, Stanton, and Anaheim.
Hiring an Buena Park Disability Lawyer
Although the physical application for disability benefits is made up of several forms, applying for benefits is much more complicated than doing some paperwork. In addition to filling out the correct forms, applicants must also collect medical records, financial statements, and documentation of employments history. You will also be expected to keep track of important dates, names, and follow up with application procedures. Keeping everything organized can feel like a full time job.
For these reasons, we strongly recommend that you hire a qualified Buena Park attorney or advocate to handle your claim. He or she will keep you organized and will prevent you from making costly mistakes on your application.
One of the most important aspects of hiring a Buena Park disability attorney is the payment. Unlike most other types of legal professionals, disability attorneys are only paid if their clients are approved for disability benefits. Payment will be deducted from any back pay that you are entitled to and will be handled directly by the SSA. If you are not entitled to any back pay, the attorney or advocate will not receive payment.
A Buena Park California, Social Security attorney will also assist claimant’s located in nearby cities such as La Palma, La Mirada, Cerritos, Cypress, Fullerton, Artesia, Anaheim, and Brea, as well as Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego.
Learn more about the legal services in Buena Park by clicking here, or by contacting the following bar association:
Federal Bar Association of Orange County
P.O. Box 6130
Newport Beach, CA 92658-6130
Buena Park Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
Although many Social Security Disability claimants submit an initial application without the help of an attorney, we strongly advise you to retain the services of an attorney or advocate before attending a Social Security Disability appeal hearing. During an appeal hearing, you will be expected to appear before a judge to answer questions about your condition. This can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience. Having the help of a legal professional will ensure that you don’t make any mistakes and will help you to remain calm throughout the proceedings.
Buena Park hearings typically take place in the Los Angeles Downtown hearing office. This office is located approximately 22 miles away from Buena Park.
Although the appeal hearing can be stressful, it can be even more stressful to find out that you must wait several months to attend your hearing. Because the majority of people applying for disability can no longer work and earn very little income, waiting months before receiving benefits can be financially devastating. If you find that you cannot take care of yourself medically or financially while waiting for your hearing, speak to your attorney about congressional inquiry.
Essentially, a congressional inquiry is when you speak to a local congressperson about intervening with a hearing office on your behalf. If your congressman and the hearing office work something out, your hearing may be pushed forward. Your congressperson's office address is:
210 W Birch Street, Suite 201
Brea, CA 92821
T (714) 255-0101
F (714) 255-010