Many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates practice in Long Beach, California (Los Angeles County). If you live in the Long Beach area and can no longer work due to a disability or health condition, one of these legal professionals can guide you through the complicated application process to get you the benefits you need.
The Long Beach hearing office currently has a wait time of 305 days and also has a total of 2,935 pending cases. While these numbers indicate a long wait for new applicants, many previous applicants have found this to be a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things. If you are in need of financial assistance, Social Security Disability benefits are worth waiting for.
Many residents of Los Angeles County have received disability benefits. In December 2011 alone, Los Angeles was home to 418,384 SSI beneficiaries and 149,090 SSDI beneficiaries.
Learn more about the SSDI and SSI programs here.
Begin your application for Social Security Disability benefits online or in person at the following Social Security Disability field office:
2005 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90806
Consulting with a Long Beach Social Security Disability Attorney
Consulting with a Long Beach attorney will only increase your chances of being approved for Social Security Disability Benefits. An attorney will have a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of the application process. This will help you submit a detailed, mistake-free application.
Learn more about the many benefits of retaining legal representation.
A Long Beach Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, Kern County, San Diego County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County: Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Compton, Palmdale, Monteray Park, Montabello, Pico Rivera, Paramount, Bellflower, Lakwood, Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Rancho Palos Verdes, Buena Park, Fullerton, Anaheim, Hawthorne, Gardena, Cerritos, Cypress, Bellflower, Lakewood, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, El Monte, and Inglewood.
The Los Angeles County Bar Association can answer any other questions you may have about the legal professionals in the Long Beach Area:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020
Long Beach Disability Hearings
Unfortunately, many initial applications are denied. The claimant will then proceed to the appeal hearing stage of the application process. If you find yourself facing these circumstances, you will have to request your own appeal hearing to be held in the Long Beach Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
Below you will find a list of the Long Beach administrative law judges along with their respective approval rates:
|Graham, Edward C.||42.77%|
|Kerins, Jean R.||10.77%|
|Koldewey, E. M.||63.37%|
|Tobin, John C.||50.79%|
|Zirlin, Peggy M.||57.29%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Once disability lawyers handle several cases in the same hearing office, they can become familiar with the judges who hear their cases. Your attorney can use this information to prepare your case in the most effective manner.
One obstacle that may claimants face is that once they schedule their appeal hearing, financial or medical issues make it impossible for them to wait the standard 3 to 4 month period before appearing in front of an administrative law judge. If this happens to you, you should contact your local congressperson so that he or she can inquire about your claim with the Long Beach ODAR. If your congressperson finds it appropriate, they may be able to help you have your hearing pushed forward. Your congressperson is located at:
100 W. Broadway
Long Beach , CA 90802
West Tower Suite 600
Telephone: (562) 436-3828
Fax: (562) 437-6434
Fill out the following form to receive a free legal evaluation with a Long Beach Social Security Disability attorney: