Residents of Fairfield, California—Solano County—have access to many experienced Social Security Disability lawyers. These legal professionals are available to help those with disabilities apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If you or a loved one is unable to maintain gainful employment because of a disability, a Fairfield lawyer can help you get the benefits you need to achieve financial stability.
If you would like to learn more about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), click here. You can also direct any questions you may have toward your local Social Security office. Your local office can be reached at the following address:
700 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94584
Hiring a Fairfield Disability Attorney
It is a common mistake for applicants to believe that applying for Social Security Disability benefits will be simple. It is important for all applicants to keep in mind that the process can be complex and demanding. Fortunately, Fairfield is home to many qualified disability lawyers who can help applicants navigate the Social Security Disability application process. In fact, in December 2011, 10,410 Solano County residents received SSDI while 12,361 received SSI.
To join those receiving disability benefits in Solano County, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Fairfield lawyer. A lawyer will make sure that your application is complete and free of costly errors. Learn about the benefits of having legal representation here.
A Fairfield Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Solano County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, Napa County, Sacramento County, Yolo County, Marin County: Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Martinez, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Woodland, Davis, Sacramento, Stockton, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Antioch, Novato, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco.
To inquire about the legal professionals in your area, reach out to the Solano County Bar Association:
Solano County Bar Association
P.O. Box 3524,
Fairfield, CA 94533
Fairfield Disability Hearings
While many applicants would prefer to be approved during the initial application, many aren’t approved until after an appeal hearing. If your initial application has been denied, you will have to schedule an appeal hearing for your claim to move forward.
Fairfield appeal hearings are frequently held in the San Rafael Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The San Rafael hearing office currently has a wait time of 331 days. There are also a total of 2,571 pending cases to be processed in the San Rafael ODAR.
If your Social Security Disability claim continues to an appeal hearing, the following facts and statistics may help you or your attorney prepare for your hearing (Please note that these statistics cover the hearings held in the San Rafael Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in the months between October 2012 and January 2013):
- 848 appeal hearings were scheduled in the San Rafael hearing office.
- 85.73% of these hearings were resolved (ended in approval, partial approval, or denial).
- 6 administrative law judges (ALJs) handled disability hearings in the San Rafael ODAR.
- Each of the 6 (ALJs) handled approximately 1.6 dispositions each day.
- As a whole, the San Rafael hearing office processed an average of 9.6 dispositions per day.
- 69.95% of the San Rafael disability hearings were held in person. The rest were handled using video conferencing technology.
It is understandable if you are confused by these facts and figures. However, if your claim proceeds to an appeal hearing, your attorney or advocate will be able to use this information to prepare for your hearing more effectively.
Once an appeal hearing is scheduled, it can be months before it is actually conducted. If you find that financial or medical difficulty makes it impossible to wait until your scheduled hearing date, you should look into requesting a congressional inquiry. This involves contacting your congressperson to ask that he or she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your congressman's location is:
412 G St.
Davis, CA 95616
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