If you are disabled and can no longer work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI and SSI are each a type of federal disability benefits. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to qualify and apply for these benefits. Because of this, we recommend that you retain the services of a qualified Camarillo disability attorney to help you file your disability claim.
In 2012, 14,595 Ventura County residents received SSDI payments and another 11,877 Ventura County residents received SSI payments. Many of these individuals were helped by a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate.
This page will deal solely with the benefits of hiring an attorney. Other questions you have about disability benefits should be directed toward a representative at your local Social Security office. The office closest to Camarillo is located at the following address.
327 N Fifth Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
This office is located off of Gonzales Rd. between Rose Ave. and Rice Ave. To get to this office turn north onto Outlet Center Dr. from Gonzales Rd, turn right onto Lockwood St. and turn right into the parking lot. The Social Security office is in between Luna’s Café and the VA clinic.
This office will also serve Oxnard and Port Hueneme residents.
Hiring an Camarillo Disability Attorney
If you are unfamiliar with the Social Security Disability application procedures, you may think that once you submit a form you’ll immediately start receiving disability benefits. Unfortunately, the application process is much more complicated than this. You will be responsible for collecting records, filling out paperwork, and keeping track of dates and information. It can be a lot to handle.
If you have the help of an attorney or advocate, you won’t need to worry about these things because he or she can take care of them for you. Not only does this reduce your work load, but it will also prevent you from making any mistakes.
One thing that many people worry about is paying for an attorney or advocate. If you are concerned about this, you should realize that your attorney will only be paid if you are approved for disability benefits. Once you are awarded benefits, the SSA will take the lawyer’s fee directly from your back pay and send it to your attorney or advocate. The SSA handles and monitors all payment to ensure that you are not taken advantage of.
A Camarillo attorney will also handle claimants from the following California cities: Oxnard, Santa Paula, Moorpark, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Fillmore, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas, Carpinteria, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, and San Fernando.
For more information about lawyers, contact the following bar association:
Ventura County Bar Association
4475 Market Street, Suite B
Ventura, CA 93003
Camarillo Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If you have already gone through the Social Security Disability application and now face the appeals proceedings, an attorney can greatly improve your chances of success—particularly during the Social Security Disability appeal hearing.
Camarillo appeal hearings are usually held in the Los Angeles West hearing office which is located approximately 45 miles away from Camarillo.
If you have already scheduled an appeal hearing but find that financial or medical emergency has made it impossible for you to wait until your hearing date, speak to your attorney about congressional inquiry.
Essentially, this means that you or your attorney will speak to a congressperson about intervening with the hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your hearing may be held sooner. If your congressperson does not agree to congressional inquiry, there will be no effect on your claim. Your congressperson's office is:
300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 470
Oxnard, CA 93036
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: