If you are a resident of Compton, California (Los Angeles County) and can no longer work due to a disability, you may find yourself in need of financial assistance. While this can be stressful, know that the Social Security Administration offers two different programs to help individuals like you. In fact, 418,384 Los Angeles County residents received SSI benefits and 149,090 received SSDI benefits.
Although Social Security Disability benefits are helpful and necessary for many people, it can be very difficult to complete the application process. A Compton attorney or advocate can help you navigate the disability application process so that you can receive the Social Security Disability benefits you need.
Learn about the SSI and SSDI programs here. Any other questions about the two different types of disability benefits can be directed to your local Social Security office. The office nearest to Compton is located at the following address:
171 E Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220
Hiring a Compton Disability Attorney
Most applicants know little about Social Security Disability prior to applying. Many applicants are under the impression that applying for benefits is as simple as submitting a few forms. Unfortunately, filing for Social Security Disability benefits is complicated and can take up to several months to a year to complete.
To avoid complications, you should contact a qualified Compton attorney or advocate to walk you through the application process. A legal professional will ensure that your initial application is free of errors or mistakes. To learn about the benefits of hiring an attorney, click here.
A Compton Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Kern County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County: Oakwood, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Altadena, Rowland Heights, Glendale, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Monteray Park, Pico Rivera, Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Buena Park, Fullerton, Anaheim, Cerritos, Cypress, Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach, Montabello, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Hacienda Heights, El Monte, and Inglewood.
If you have additional questions about the legal professionals in Compton, contact the South Bay Bar Association:
South Bay Bar Association
P.O. Box 154
Torrance, CA 90507
Compton Disability Hearings
Just as many applicants are not familiar with the application process, many don’t realize that the majority of initial applications are denied. If you find yourself in this situation, you will be required to schedule a disability appeal hearing.
Many Compton hearings are held in the Norwalk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). This hearing office currently has a total of 4,056 pending cases and a wait time amounting to 398 days.
Listed below are important statistics regarding the hearings held in the Norwalk office between October 2012 and January 2013:
- 777 total appeal hearings were scheduled to be held in the Norwalk ODAR.
- 78.51% of these hearings were resolved—approved, partially approved, or denied.
- The Norwalk ODAR has 6 administrative law judges who handle disability hearings.
- Each judge in the Norwalk office heard an average of 1.7 dispositions each day.
- The entire Norwalk office handled an average of 10.2 dispositions each day.
- 100% of disability hearings were held in person. None were held using video conferencing technology.
Although these numbers may not be significant to you now, they may come in useful, should your initial application get denied.
Once you schedule your appeal hearing it may take several months before your case actually comes before an administrative law judge. If you find you are unable to wait, a congressperson can intervene with the hearing office to have your hearing held sooner. Simply call your congressperson and explain the urgent nature of your situation. If he or she approves, your hearing may be expedited. Your congressperson is located at:
145 E Compton Blvd
Compton, CA 90220
Telephone: (310) 884-9989
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