Disabled residents of Fontana, California (San Bernardino County) may be qualified to receive Social Security Disability benefits. To join the 40,165 SSDI beneficiaries and the 70,202 SSI beneficiaries who live in San Bernardino County, contact one of the many experienced disability lawyers in Fontana.* A lawyer can help you navigate the Social Security Disability application process, so that you can get the financial assistance you need. *Data from December 2011.
More information about the SSI and SSDI programs can be found here. Any other questions can be directed toward your local Social Security office. The office nearest to Fontana is located at the following address:
10668 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92337
Hiring a Fontana Disability Attorney
Although the initial application for Social Security Disability benefits consists of several forms, the entire application process is much more complicated than that. We suggest that all applicants retain the services of an experienced Fontana lawyer prior to submitting their initial application.
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A Fontana Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Inyo County, Kern County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County: San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Sunnyslope, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Yorba Linda, Chino, Ontario, Arcadia, El Monte, and Beaumont.
The Western San Bernardino Bar Association is available to answer any other questions you may have:
The Western San Bernardino Bar Association
10630 Town Center Drive, Suite 119
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Fontana Disability Hearings
While it isn’t ideal to have your initial application denied, this is something that many applicants must go through. If your initial application is denied, you will need to request an appeal hearing.
Most Fontana appeal hearings are held in the San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Currently, this hearing office is handling 2,896 pending cases and has a wait time of 279 days.
We have compiled several important statistics and listed them below. Please note that these statistics apply to the hearings held in the San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review during the months of October 2012 to January 2013:
- The San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review scheduled approximately 1,597 hearings.
- Of these 1,597 hearings, 85.72% were resolved. Meaning they were denied, approved, or partially approved for disability benefits.
- The San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has 10 administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle disability claims.
- These 10 judges handle approximately 2.1 dispositions each day.
- The entire San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review handles about 21 dispositions each day.
- 87.88% of hearings were held in person while the rest were conducted through video conferencing.
The standard wait time between scheduling a hearing and actually appearing before a judge is about 3 or 4 months. If you find you cannot wait that long, you can request a congressional inquiry. Your congressperson's office is listed below:
10124 South Broadway,
Suite 1 Los Angeles, CA 90003
Phone: (323) 757-8900
Fax: (323) 757-9506
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