Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to help individuals who can no longer work due to injury or illness. If you wish to apply for these benefits, you may need the assistance of a Carlsbad Social Security Disability attorney or advocate.
On this page you will find information about the benefits of hiring an attorney to handle your disability claim. If you have questions about the benefits that are available to you, please direct them toward your local Social Security Disability office. This office is listed below:
2160 S. El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
This office is located of Highway 78 and El Camino Real—north of the Target shopping center and south of Fire Mountain Road. The office is on the east side of the street and can be difficult to find as it is set back from the street and is partially blocked form view.
This office will also handle claimants from the following cities: Bonsall, Cardiff by the Sea, Del Mar, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Luis Rey, Solano Beach, Vista, San Diego
Hiring an Carlsbad Disability Attorney or Advocate
Although disability benefits are intended to provide support and security, they are very difficult to qualify for. The application process is very involved and complex—requiring claimants to keep track of different dates, offices, records, and criteria. It can be very overwhelming and stressful.
For this reason, it may be in your best interest to consult with a Carlsbad attorney. He or she will be able to keep your claim on track and organized. An attorney will know the ins and outs of the disability system and can prevent you from making costly errors. Click here for more information about how an attorney will help you.
If you are concerned about paying for legal representation, you should realize that Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates are paid differently than most legal professionals. Rather than collecting a large fee or retainer up front, disability attorneys are only paid if their client is successful and awarded benefits. All payment is monitored and controlled by the Social Security Administration (SSA)—meaning that the agreed upon fee will be deducted straight out of your back pay and sent to the attorney by the SSA.
A Carlsbad Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in San Diego County, Imperial County, Orange County, and Riverside County: Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, San Diego, Escondido, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Poway, La Mesa, San Clemente, Temecula, and Murrieta.
To learn more about Carlsbad disability representation, contact the following bar association:
San Diego County Bar Association
401 West A Street STE 1100,
San Diego, CA 92101
Carlsbad Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If your initial application is denied and you are required to attend an appeal hearing, we strongly suggest that you hire legal representation—if you haven’t already. At this stage of the application process, you will be required to appear before a judge and answer personal questions about your claim, your condition, your finances, and your employment history. This can be a very uncomfortable and nerve-wracking situation. An attorney will be able to prepare you ahead of time and ensure that your hearing goes as well as possible—increasing your chances of being approved.
Carlsbad Social Security Disability appeal hearings are customarily held in the San Diego hearing office—located about 35 miles away from Carlsbad.
If you are in the process of waiting for your appeal hearing, it is likely that you are no longer working or earning a living. This can make it difficult to pay bills, buy food, or take care of yourself. If you are facing financial emergency, you may want to look into congressional inquiry. This means that you or your attorney will contact a local congressperson and ask that they intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. This may help to expedite your hearing. Your local congressman's office address is:
1800 Thibodo Road, #310
Vista, CA 92081
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: