Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI and SSI) offer financial assistance to disabled or sick individuals who cannot work or earn a living. Unfortunately it can be quite difficult to qualify for and receive these benefits. For this reason, Carson, California is home to many Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates who can assist you throughout the application process.
This page will provide you with all you need to know about hiring a legal professional to handle your Social Security Disability claim. For those who have questions concerning other areas of the disability application process, contact the SSA office listed below:
22600 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
This office is located south of Supulveda Boulevard on the east side of Crenshaw Boulevard and will handle claimants from the following areas: Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Harbor City, Lomita, and San Pedro.
Hiring an Carson Disability Attorney or Advocate
As stated, applying for and receiving disability benefits can be a very frustrating and complex process. It involves extensive preparation, research, and organization. Without the help of an attorney or advocate it is very easy to make careless mistakes that may end up costing you your benefits. A legal professional will keep track of all details regarding your claim and will make sure your application is filed correctly. For more information about the benefits of hiring an attorney or advocate, click here.
Many applicants avoid hiring an attorney because they are concerned about spending the money. If you haven’t hired an attorney or advocate because you don’t think you can afford it, you should first understand how payment works.
A Social Security Disability attorney or advocate will only be paid if his or her client is successful. This means that you will not have to pay unless you are awarded benefits. If you are awarded benefits, the Social Security Administration will deduct the lawyer’s fee from your back pay and will pay your legal representation directly.
A Carson Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following counties located near Carson: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Inyo, Tulare, and Kings County.
For more information regarding the legal professionals in Carson, contact the following bar association:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Carson Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If you have already submitted your initial application and received a denial, you will be required to enter the appeals proceedings. At this point in time, we strongly advise you to hire legal representation if you haven’t already.
This is because you will likely be required to appear before an Administrative Law Judge. The judge will ask you questions concerning your health condition, job experience, and income. This can be a highly stressful situation and can be quite easy to make a mistake or forget important information. If you have an attorney on your side, he or she will likely prepare you for your appeal hearing and will be able to keep you calm throughout.
Carson Social Security Disability appeal hearings are customarily held in the Los Angeles West hearing office located about 22 miles away from Carson or in the Los Angeles Downtown hearing office which is about 17 miles away from Carson.
If you have already moved into the appeal hearing phase of the application process, you probably aren’t working or earning a living. This can lead to significant distress if, while waiting for your hearing, you cannot pay for your groceries or bills. If you find yourself in a state of financial emergency, you may want to look into congressional inquiry.
Congressional inquiry is when you contact your local congressperson to explain your situation. If he or she agrees, they can intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your hearing will be moved forward. Your congressperson's office is:
City of Compton City Hall
205 S. Willowbrook Ave
Compton, CA 90220
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: