Concord, California—located in Contra Costa County—is home to many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates. In 2012, there were approximately 21,275 SSDI beneficiaries and 20,245 SSI beneficiaries living Contra Costa County alone. With the help of a Concord disability lawyer, you too can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
This article will outline why you should consider legal assistance and it will provide you with the background information needed to make an informed decision about hiring an attorney. If you are interested in learning more about the disability benefits available to you, contact your local Social Security office. The office nearest to Concord is listed below:
1111 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
This office is located at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd and Civic Dr. The entrance is located in the back and parking is available. Office is on the first floor. This office will also handle claims from the following California cities: Danville, Alamo, Canyon, Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Diablo, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.
Hiring a Concord Disability Lawyer
Hiring legal representation during the Social Security Disability application process can be the difference between having your application approved and having your application denied. A Concord disability professional will be able to reduce your burden and can keep track of important dates, records, and other necessary information.
Learn more about hiring and paying for an attorney or advocate here.
A lawyer for Social Security disability may also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Contra Costa County, Marin County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Solano County, and Napa County: Maltby, Clyde, Port Chicago, Bay Point, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Berkeley, Oakland, Pittsburg, Brentwood, Bancroft, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Martinez, Benicia, and Vallejo.
Other questions about the legal professionals in Concord can be directed toward the Contra Costa County Bar Association:
Contra Costa County Bar Association
One Concord Center
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 520
Concord, CA 94520
Concord Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
Once you submit your application for Social Security Disability, you will likely receive a decision within the next several months. If you are denied—as more than half of all initial applications are—you are allowed to appeal the SSA’s decision within 60 days of receiving your notice of denial.
At this point, if you have not already hired an attorney or advocate, we strongly suggest that you do. During the appeals process, you will likely be required to stand before a judge to answer questions regarding very personal parts of your life. This can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming—leading to costly mistakes.
An attorney can prepare you for your hearing and will make sure that you remain calm throughout the proceedings. At this stage of the application process, you are more likely to be approved for disability benefits if you have a disability lawyer on your side.
Concord appeal hearings are often held in the Oakland hearing office—which is located approximately 22 miles away from Concord.
If you have already been through the initial application process, you will already know that scheduling an appeal hearing is not a quick or easy thing to do. In fact, you may have to wait several months before actually appearing before a judge.
While waiting for your appeal hearing, you may face extreme financial or medical distress. In cases like this, you may want to contact your local congress person to intervene with the hearing office on your behalf. If your representative agrees, he or she can have your appeal hearing held sooner.
The congressman nearest you is located at:
1333 Willow Pass Rd,
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 602-1880
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