Disabled residents of Norwalk, California (Los Angeles County) have access to a number of qualified Social Security Disability lawyers. These legal professionals can help them navigate the Social Security Disability application process and can even increase an applicant’s chances of approval.
Right now, the processing time in the Norwalk hearing office has reached 398 days. There are also a total of 4,056 pending claims waiting for a decision in the Norwalk hearing office. Although these numbers suggest a long wait for new Social Security Disability applicants, most beneficiaries find that disability payments are worth the long wait time. In fact, Los Angeles County was home to 149,090 SSDI recipients and 418,384 SSI recipients in December 2011.
Visit our page on the two Social Security Disability benefit programs to learn about the options available to you.
If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a disabling condition or illness, you can start the application process by filling out the necessary paperwork online. If you prefer to fill out this paperwork in person, you can do so at the following Social Security office:
12440 E. Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
Consulting with a Norwalk Social Security Disability Attorney
Applying for Social Security Disability can quickly become confusing to those who are unfamiliar with the process. If you find yourself in this position, it may be in your best interest to connect with a qualified attorney to assist you along the way. He or she can make sure that your application is complete and free of errors that could potentially cause you to be ineligible.
Hiring an attorney can be beneficial for many reasons. Learn more here.
A Norwalk 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, Inglewood, Huntington Park, Compton, Palmdale, Monteray Park, Montabello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Buena Park, Fullerton, Anaheim, Cerritos, Cypress, Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, El Monte, and Inglewood, South Gate.
Any questions you have about hiring legal representation can be answered by your local bar association. Following is a bar association near you:
Los Angeles County Bar Association
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020
Norwalk Disability Hearings
Unfortunately, many applicants are denied during the initial and reconsideration stages of the Social Security Disability application. To continue their pursuit of disability benefits, these applicants must request a disability appeal hearing. Typically, hearings for Norwalk residents are held in the Norwalk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Listed below are the judges who hear cases in the Norwalk hearing office. Their information and approval rates can be helpful if you work with an attorney or advocate who handles many disability cases.
|Luke, Margaret E.
|Minter, Cynthia A.
|Nguyen, James P.
|Radensky, Michael D.
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Often times, hearings aren’t scheduled for months, even years. If you are experiencing extreme financial or health-related hardship, you may want to consider contacting your local congressperson to request a congressional inquiry. To do so, you must explain your specific circumstances to your representative. If he or she approves, they can then intervene with the ODAR on your behalf to expedite your hearing. Your congressperson can be reached at the following address:
El Monte Office
4401 Santa Anita Ave, Suite 201
El Monte, CA 91731
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