The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two main types of federal disability benefits to qualified individuals. Although these benefits—SSDI and SSI—are a necessary form of assistance for many El Monte (Los Angeles County) residents, they are not easy to qualify for. For this reason, you should consider hiring an El Monte Social Security Disability attorney.
This page will focus solely on the benefits of hiring a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate. If you have questions regarding other aspects of the application process, browse the other resources on our site or contact your local branch of the Social Security Administration. The office closest to El Monte is located at the following address:
9351 Telstar Ave
El Monte, CA 91731
This office is located south of the I-10 freeway. To get there exit at Rosemead Blvd South. From Rosemead turn east on Telstar Ave. and continue to the northwest corner of Telstar and Rio Hondo Ave. Public Transportation is available by transferring to the metro bus line 176 with nearby stops.
This office will also handle claimants from surrounding cities, including Arcadia, El Monte, South El Monte, Rosemead, and Temple City.
Hiring an El Monte Disability Attorney or Advocate
The Social Security Disability application process will require you to be extremely organized and on top of different dates, times, and records. It can be very time consuming and stressful. An El Monte attorney will be able to handle the hard work for you and will ensure that you don’t make any mistakes that could potentially jeopardize the outcome of your claim.
Many applicants avoid hiring an attorney or advocate because they are scared they won’t be able to pay the legal fees. However, Social Security Disability attorneys are paid differently than other types of legal professionals. Learn more about paying a disability lawyer, here.
An El Monte Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Kern County, and Ventura County: Baldwin Park, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, Pomona, Ontario, Diamond Bar, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Chino, Yorba Linda, Temple City, Placentia, Rowland Heights, Fullerton, Anaheim, Buena Park, La Habra, La Miranda, Whittier, West Covina, Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, and Pasadena.
To learn more about El Monte disability lawyers, reach out to the following bar association:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
1055 W. 7th Street Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
El Monte Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
The Social Security Disability appeal hearing is arguably the most important time to have the help of an attorney. This is due to the fact that you will be required to appear before an Administrative Law Judge to explain very personal details of your life. This can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. An attorney or advocate will be able to prepare you ahead of time and can make sure that you make a good impression on the judge.
El Monte Social Security Disability appeal hearings are typically held in the Pasadena hearing office—which is approximately 11 miles away from El Monte.
Although appearing before a judge can be difficult, many applicants find that waiting for their disability hearing is most difficult part of the application process. While an applicant waits to attend their hearing, they are often living off of very limited income. This can make it difficult to do things like pay bills and buy food.
If you find yourself facing similar circumstances, speak to your lawyer about congressional inquiry. Essentially, this means that you or your lawyer can ask your local congressperson to intervene with the Pasadena hearing office on your behalf. If successful, your hearing may be held sooner.
Your congressperson is located at:
415 W. Foothill Blvd, Ste 122
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 625-5394
Fax: (909) 399-0198
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: