If you have a disability or health condition that prevents you from earning a living, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits—from either the SSDI or SSI program. While these benefits are often a necessary form of support for many people, they are by no means easy to qualify for. For this reason, we suggest that you contact a Costa Mesa disability lawyer to help you file for disability benefits.
In 2012 alone, 37,205 Orange County residents received SSDI benefits and 43,688 Orange County residents received SSI benefits—many of whom had the assistance of a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate.
On this page you will find information regarding the benefits of hiring an attorney or advocate. You can find information regarding other aspects of the application process throughout our site or by contacting your local Social Security office:
17075 Newhope Ave , Suite B
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
This office is located on the southwest corner of Warner Avenue and Newhope Avenue next to Coastline Community College. If heading toward the office from the 405 freeway, exit on Euclid Street and travel north the Warner Avenue. Newhope Avenue is one block east of Euclid Street.
This office will also handle claimants from the following cities in California: Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley.
Hiring an Costa Mesa Disability Attorney
Many times, those who are not familiar with Social Security Disability benefits are under the impression that receiving disability benefits is as simple as filling out a form. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Filing for disability requires claimants to be extremely organized and persistent. If you cannot keep track of a variety of records, dates, and times, you will likely need the assistance of a legal professional.
A Costa Mesa, attorney will be able to handle the more difficult, administrative aspects of your claim. This will reduce your responsibilities and can prevent you from making any costly errors. To learn more about the benefits of having an attorney, click here. To learn more about how you will be expected to pay your attorney, click here.
A Costa Mesa Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Diego County, San Bernadino County, and Ventura County: Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Irvine, Garden Grove, Orange, Anaheim, Westminster, Sunset Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, Stanton, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano, and Long Beach.
To learn more about Costa Mesa lawyers, contact the following bar association:
Orange County Bar Association
P.O. Box 6130,
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Costa Mesa Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
Applicants who have already filed their initial application and have been denied now face the Social Security Disability appeals process. At this stage of the application process, we strongly urge you to seek the help of a Costa Mesa attorney—if you haven’t already.
During the appeals process you will be required to appear before an administrative law judge to speak about your condition, your living situation, your ability to work, and other personal topics. This can be an extremely stressful and uncomfortable situation. An attorney will be able to prepare you to answer difficult questions and can keep you focused throughout the hearing.
Costa Mesa appeal hearings are typically held in the Orange Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)—which is located about 13 miles from Costa Mesa.
Applicants who have already scheduled their appeal hearings often find that waiting for their hearing is quite detrimental to their health and their finances. If your health is failing or you cannot afford to pay your bills while waiting, speak to your legal representative about congressional inquiry.
Congressional inquiry occurs when your local congressman or woman speaks to the ODAR on a disability claimant’s behalf. If the congressperson and the ODAR reach an agreement, your appeal hearing may be expedited. Your congressperson's contact information is listed below:
101 Main Street, Suite 380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 960-6483
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: