Individuals who are no longer able to work due to a disability often turn to Social Security Disability Benefits for financial support. Residents of San Bernardino (San Bernardino County) have access to many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys and advocates who can help them with their applications for disability benefits.
A San Bernardino Social Security lawyer can often help an applicant avoid lengthy processing times to resolve his or her case as quickly as possible. Currently, there are 2,896 pending cases in the San Bernardino Hearing Office. Although wait time is up to 279 days, San Bernardino County residents find the wait for disability benefits worthwhile. Data collected in December, 2011 reports that there were 40,165 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 70,202 receiving SSI benefits in San Bernardino County.
For more information on the SSI and SSDI benefit programs visit this page.
To apply for Social Security Disability benefits San Bernardino residents must go through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Applicants can visit the SSA’s website to fill out an electronic application online or they can schedule an appointment with their local Social Security office to fill out a hard copy in person. Below is the contact information for your local Social Security office:
605 North Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Consulting with a San Bernardino Social Security Disability Attorney
Many Social Security Disability applicants often find the application process to be long and difficult. If you are feeling overwhelmed or confused, it is in your best interest to contact one of the many Social Security Disability attorneys in San Bernardino. Click here to learn more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer to assist you with your disability claim.
A San Bernardino 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: Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Sunnyslope, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona, Yorba Linda, Chino, Cypress, Loma Linda, Highland, Muscoy, Ontario, Arcadia, El Monte, and Beaumont.
Contact your local bar association for more information about the legal professionals in San Bernardino:
San Bernardino County Bar Association
555 North Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401
San Bernardino Disability Hearings
After you have submitted your initial application, if your claim is denied you must request a Social Security Disability appeal hearing to be held at the San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Below is a list of San Bernardino judges (ALJs) and their approval rates:
|Alegre, Dante M.
|Harrell, Jr., Mason D.
*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html
Typically, a San Bernardino lawyer will be familiar with the judges who hear cases in his or her local hearing office and can often use that insight to prepare your case.
If you should find yourself in serious medical or financial trouble, and find that you cannot wait for your disability hearing, you can contact your local congressperson and request that she intervene with the ODAR on your behalf. Your congressperson's contact information is:
10124 South Broadway, Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA 90003
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