There are many experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers available to assist Sacramento (Sacramento County) residents with the disability benefit application process. A Sacramento lawyer can help you to speed up the application process and avoid costly mistakes.
Currently, the Sacramento Hearing office has a total of 5,635 pending cases and a wait time of 313 days. Despite the long wait, Sacramento County residents often find Social Security Disability benefits to be worth waiting for. In December 2011, there were 38,435 Sacramento County residents receiving SSDI and another 64,312 Sacramento County residents receiving SSI.
If you would like to learn more about the different Social Security Disability benefit options, click here.
If you live in the Sacramento County area and find that you can no longer work due to a disability or illness, you can fill out an application for disability benefits online or in person. To apply in person, applicants are required to make an appointment with a Social Security representative at his or her local SSA office. Reach an office near you at the following location:
2444 Marconi ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
Consulting with a Sacramento Social Security Disability Attorney
If you do not feel confident navigating the Social Security Disability application process by yourself, it may be in your best interest to contact a Sacramento disability attorney or advocate. A legal professional will be able to help you through the entire disability application process from beginning to end. To learn more of the benefits of hiring an attorney, see this page.
A Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer can also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Sacramento County, Placer County, El Dorado County, Amador County, Calaveras County, San Joaquin County, Solano County, Yolo County, Sutter County, and Yuba County: Broderick, Willow Creek, South Natomas, Strawberry Manor, Arden-Arcade, La Riviera, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Davis, Woodland, North Highlands, Rio Linda, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Orangevale, El Dorado Hills, and Cameron Park. To learn more about the attorneys and advocates near you, contact the Sacramento County Bar Association.
Sacramento County Bar Association
1329 Howe Ave. #100
Sacramento, CA 95825
Sacramento Disability Hearings
If an applicant’s initial claim is denied, he or she must request an appeal hearing that will be held at the Sacramento Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below you will find a list of Sacramento administrative law judges (ALJs) and their approval rates.
|Belli, Peter F.||23.98%|
|Blume, David M.||57.97%|
|Buck, Carol L.||51.08%|
|Duran, Lawrence J.||64.72%|
|Eckersen, Carol A.||47.50%|
|Fong, L. Kalei||43.75%|
|French, Mary M.||58.72%|
|Gillis, Sara A.||40.15%|
|Kerins, Jean R.||10.77%|
|Knowdell, Christopher C.||40.23%|
|Tronvig, Jr., Robert C.||69.32%|
|Villere Jr., Plauche F.||58.85%|
|Wojciechowski, John W.||0.00%|
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Occasionally, a Sacramento disability attorney or advocate will be familiar with the administrative law judges who hear cases in the Sacramento Hearing Office. They may be able to use that insight to your advantage when preparing your disability case.
If you are dealing with serious financial or medical hardship and would benefit from having your appeal hearing scheduled sooner, you should contact your congresswoman to request that she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your congressperson's office location is:
501 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-7305
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