Disabled individuals who live in Burbank, California (Los Angeles County) are often eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits—SSDI and SSI. However, the application process for these benefits can be extremely long and complicated. For this reason, if you plan to apply for disability benefits, you should consult with a Burbank disability attorney or advocate. In 2012, approximately 152,710 Los Angeles County residents received SSDI and another 280,165 received SSI benefits—many of whom had the assistance of an attorney or advocate.
This page will provide you with everything you need to know about hiring an attorney or advocate to represent you during the Social Security Disability application process. Any other disability-related questions can be directed toward a representative at your local Social Security field office. The office nearest Burbank is listed below:
1420 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91506
This office is located on the corner of Olive Ave and Verdugo Ave. Other communities that this office serves include: Sunland, Sun Valley, North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village, and Toluca Lake.
Hiring an Burbank Disability Lawyer
Prior to learning anything about the Social Security Disability application process, many applicants are under the impression that filing for disability is as simple as filling out a form. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In addition to filling out the application paperwork, you will be responsible for collecting records pertaining to your health, finances, and past employment. Keeping track of all the necessary dates and information can cause significant amounts of stress.
To reduce your stress levels and ensure that your application is filed properly, we suggest that you hire an attorney or advocate. A legal professional will know the ins and outs of the system and can reduce any of the pressure you may be feeling.
If you are concerned about paying for an attorney, you should know that a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate will not be paid unless your claim is successful and you are awarded benefits. If this occurs, the Social Security Administration will deduct the lawyer fee from any back pay that you are entitled to and will send it to your attorney.
A Burbank Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, and Kern County: Pasadena, Altadena, Arcadia, Glendale, Alhambra, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Culver City, Montebello, Inglewood, South Gate, Huntington Park, Downey, West Covina, and San Fernando.
For further information, visit the following bar association:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Burbank Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If you make it through the initial application process without the help of an attorney, only to be denied, we strongly suggest that you hire legal representation before attending an appeal hearing. An appeal hearing takes place in front of an Administrative Law Judge and you will be required to answer questions. At this stage of the application process, your chances of success will be greatly improved with the help of an attorney or advocate.
Burbank appeal hearings are usually held in the Pasadena hearing office. This office is located approximately 13 miles away from Burbank.
If your claim has moved forward into the appeals proceedings, you may find it increasingly difficult to wait for your benefits. During this time, it is likely that you are unable to work and therefore have no money with which to pay for day-to-day expenses like food, rent, and medical necessities. If this is the case, speak to your representative about congressional inquiry.
Essentially, congressional inquiry occurs when a disability applicant requests that the local congressperson intervenes with the hearing office on his or her behalf. If this goes accordingly, your claim may be expedited. Your local congressperson's office location is:
245 E. Olive Ave., #200
Burbank, California 91502
Phone: (818) 450-2900
Phone: (323) 315-5555
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