Chino Hills residents who can no longer work due to disability or illness may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits—SSI and SSDI. These benefits can help offset the cost of day-to-day expenses and are a necessary life-line for approximately 42,025 SSDI recipients and another 57,838 SSI recipients in San Bernardino County alone. (Statistic from June 2013)
Although these benefits are vital to many individuals’ survival, they are certainly not easy to qualify for. For this reason, we urge you to seek the guidance of a qualified Chino Hills attorney or advocate to help you throughout the Social Security Disability application process. The information below will help you understand the importance of hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer. For questions related to other benefit topics, consult your local Social Security Disability field office. The office closest to Chino Hills is located in Ontario, California.
1533 E Holt Blvd
Ontario, CA 91761
To reach this office from 60 FWY, take the Grove Avenue exit and travel north to Holt Boulevard. Then turn left onto Holt Boulevard. From I-10 FWY take the Vineyard Avenue exit. Travel south to Holt Boulevard and then turn right onto Holt Boulevard. The office is located on the south side of Holt Blvd, between Grove Ave and Campus Ave.
This office will also handle applicants from these cities: Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Montclair, Ontario, Guasti, Mt. Baldy, and Upland.
Hiring a Chino Hills Disability Attorney or Advocate
As previously mentioned, the Social Security Disability application process can be very difficult to navigate. Applicants are required to keep track of important records, dates, times, and appointments. Individuals who do not have the time or ability to remain organized run the risk of having their application denied.
For this reason, we strongly suggest that you retain the services of a Chino Hills disability attorney or advocate. A legal professional will be able to handle the administrative work and will know how to submit the most successful claim possible. No matter what stage of the application process, an attorney or advocate can help increase your chances of approval.
Unlike many types of attorneys, Social Security Disability professionals are not paid unless their client is successful and is awarded benefits. If you are approved for disability benefits, your attorney’s payment will be handled directly by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Payment will be deducted from any back pay that you are entitled to and will be sent directly to your lawyer. For more information about paying a disability attorney, click here.
Chino Hills attorneys and advocates will also handle claims from the following areas: Yorba Linda, Placentia, Chino, Corona, Tustin Foothills, Brea, Orange, Diamond Bar, Norco, Pomona, Anaheim, Fullerton, Tustin, Rowland Heights, and Walnut.
Any questions you have about the legal help available to you should be addressed to your local bar association:
San Bernardino County Bar Association
555 N. Arrowhead Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Chino Hills Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
If your initial application has already been denied and you are facing the appeals proceedings, this is arguably the most important stage at which you should have an attorney or advocate. This is due to the fact that you will likely have to appear before an administrative law judge to speak about your claim. In such a high-pressure situation it is easy to slip up or make mistakes. An attorney can prevent this from occurring.
Chino Hills appeal hearings often take place in the Orange hearing office—which is located about 27 miles away from Chino Hills.
For applicant’s who have already gone through the initial application process and are now waiting for their appeal hearing, it can be very difficult to make ends meet. If you are not working and you cannot cover the costs of basic necessities like food, clothing, or rent, you may want to look into requesting congressional intervention.
Congressional intervention—or congressional inquiry—occurs when a disability claimant reaches out to their local congressperson. He or she explains their state of financial emergency, and if the congressman or woman agrees, they may be able to intervene with the hearing office on the claimant’s behalf. If successful, your hearing could potentially be held sooner. The Chino Hills representative is located at:
1110 E Chapman Ave #207,
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: (714) 744-4130
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: