Oxnard, CA is located in Ventura County and has a population of approximately 200,000. It was founded in 1903 and is known for the strawberry and lima bean crops grown on the fertile Oxnard Plain. Founded by Henry T. Oxnard (who built a large sugar beet factory there and wanted to name the city Zachari, or “sugar”), Oxnard has two navigable ports: Port Heuneme and Channel Islands Harbor. Port Heuneme is the only deep water commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco and thus caused the city to be the site of two naval bases during World War II. This port makes Oxnard a center of international trade today. Area industries include agriculture, defense, manufacturing, tourism, transportation, finance, high tech, and energy.
Most of Oxnard’s residents are Latino. Its next largest ethnic group is Caucasian. Its third largest ethnic group is African-American. About a quarter of Oxnard’s residents are age 45 or older. The median age in Oxnard is 29. 18% of its children and 9% of its senior citizens live below the poverty line. 13% of those who receive Social Security benefits receive aid from Social Security Disability Insurance or from Supplemental Security Income.
Applying for Oxnard Social Security Disability Benefits
An experienced Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney can be extremely useful to those Oxnard residents who apply for Social Security Disability benefits, especially if they are unfamiliar with the Social Security system or the federal disability benefits process. The system and the application process can be frustrating and confusing. Each applicant is asked to provide detailed information in the initial application, such as a 15-year work history. In addition, each applicant must provide complete medical records documenting his or her disability, including records that discuss the onset of the applicant's disability, a formal diagnosis, the applicant’s course of treatment, and response to that treatment.
If you hire an Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney, he or she will:
- request all the medical records required by the SSA from each of your health care providers (doctors, clinics, and hospitals)
- make sure the correct records are received
- keep track of filing deadlines and appointment and hearing dates
- answer your questions as they arise
- tell you how SSI and SSDI are likely to affect California State Disability benefits and vice versa
Hiring a Oxnard Disability Attorney
By hiring an Oxnard Social Security Attorney you can be sure there will be no gaps or missing information that might cause a processing delay when your application is reviewed.
If your Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney requests your medical records, you can be sure that the correct records will be ordered and that someone will ensure that the correct records are received and attached to your application. Your Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney will be familiar with the medical and technical language used in your records.
If your Oxnard disability attorney keeps up with the deadlines in the applications and appeals process, you will be sure that your application will not be delayed or denied because filing dates were missed or appointments were not kept.
Your disability lawyer will be able to answer all your questions about the best way to effectively present your case, and he or she can make sure you do not inadvertently jeopardize your disability benefits application by failing to keep up with your medical appointments or taking work that would disqualify you for benefits. If you are need of medical treatment, make sure you use the Oxnard medical resources available to you.
The help of your Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney can be especially useful if your case is appealed and a hearing held before an Administrative Law Judge. He or she will be able to:
- explain the appeals process
- clarify any inconsistencies in your case and fill in any missing facts
- give an opening statement on your behalf
- present evidence at the hearing
- question all witnesses
You will have a better chance for your federal disability benefit claim to be approved if you use an experienced Oxnard Social Security Disability lawyer than if you represent yourself. Even if you previously filed a disability application that was denied, an experienced Oxnard disability attorney can sometimes persuade the SSA to reconsider the claim, especially if new information has come to light.
An Anaheim Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Ventura County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Los Angeles County, and Kern County: Ventura (San Buenaventura), Channel Islands Beach, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Casa Conejo, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Bardsdale, Fillmore, Malibu, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Santa Monica, Piru, and Val Verde.