The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits—SSDI and SSI—to those who cannot earn a living because of an illness or injury. Although disability benefits are a necessary support for many people, they are not easy to apply or qualify for.
If you are a resident of Citrus Heights and are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you have access to many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. These legal professionals have helped approximately 40,035 Sacramento County residents receive SSDI benefits and have helped another 55,674 Sacramento County residents receive SSI benefits. (Statistic refers to the total number of benefit recipients in Sacramento County for 2012.)
This page will explain the importance of having a disability lawyer and will provide you with more information about hiring one. Any questions you have that do not have to do with attorneys or advocates should be addressed to your local Social Security field office:
910 Cirby Way
Roseville, CA 95661
The office is located on Cirby Way between I-80 and Sunrise Boulevard. It is one block west of the intersection between Sunrise Boulevard and Cirby Way. This office will also handle disability applications from the following cities: Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln, Roseville, Orangevale, Rocklin, Sheridan, Granite Bay, Sacramento, Antelope.
Hiring a Citrus Heights Disability Attorney or Advocate
Although claimants are not required to have an attorney at most stages of the application process, we strongly suggest you hire one. The application process requires claimants to be extremely organized and on top of different dates, facts, and forms. This can be a lot to handle. The smallest error could potentially result in the denial of your claim.
A Citrus Heights disability lawyer or advocate can prevent this from occurring. He or she will be able to handle the difficult parts of the application process and can actually increase your chances of approval.
If you are hesitant to hire an attorney or advocate because of the cost, it is important that you understand the way in which disability professionals are paid. Instead of paying a huge fee up front, you will only be required to pay your attorney if you are awarded disability benefits. If your application is approved, the Social Security Administration will deduct a limited amount of money from your back pay and send it directly to the attorney—leaving you free from responsibility. Learn more about hiring and paying for an attorney, here.
A Citrus Heights attorney will handle disability claims in the following California cities: Roseville, Orangevale, Foothill Farms, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Folsom, Rocklin, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, La Riviera, Rosemont, Lincoln, Sacramento, and West Sacramento.
Contact the following bar association for more information about the Social Security Disability lawyers in Citrus Heights:
Sacramento County Bar Association
1329 Howe Ave #100,
Sacramento, CA 95825
Citrus Heights Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
The Social Security Disability appeal hearing is arguably the most important time at which you should have an attorney or advocate on your side. The appeal hearing is often a stressful experience. This can lead to answering questions incorrectly, forgetting something important, or giving a judge the wrong idea about your claim. A disability lawyer will be able to prepare you for the hearing and will keep you focused and calm throughout.
Citrus Heights appeal hearings are held in the Sacramento hearing office—located approximately 12 miles away from Citrus Heights.
It is not uncommon for claimant’s to experience extreme financial or medical emergency while waiting for their disability hearing. If this happens to you, ask your attorney about congressional inquiry. This means that he or she can contact a local congressman or woman and ask them to intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your appeal hearing may be held sooner. Your congressperson's office is:
11070 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 635-0505
Fax: (916) 635-0514
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: