San Jose Social Security Attorney or Advocate

San Jose, located in Santa Clara County, is home to many individuals can no longer work due to disabilities. Fortunately there are many qualified Social Security Disability attorneys available to help members of the community file for disability benefits. With the help of an attorney, you or a loved one can get the financial assistance you need as soon as possible.

The San Jose Hearing office currently has 3,214 pending cases and a processing time of 280 days. The processing time is the estimated amount of time that a new applicant will have to wait to receive a decision on his or her claim. While 280 days may seem like a long time to wait, many Santa Clara County residents find that Social Security Disability payments are worth the wait. As of December 2011, there were 22,740 SSDI recipients in Santa Clara County and 48,367 SSI recipients in Santa Clara County.

To learn more about SSI and SSDI, click here.

If you plan to apply for disability benefits in the near future, you can fill out an application online or in person at your local Social Security office. It is important to note that if you plan on applying in person, you must schedule an appointment with a Social Security representative ahead of time. See below for information on how to contact your local office:

Room 224, 2nd Floor
280 S. First Street,
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: 1-866-331-2235

Consulting with a San Jose Social Security Disability Attorney

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can often be difficult and intimidating. If you are feeling confused by the process, we advise you to contact a Social Security Disability lawyer. Legal representation will improve the chances of your application being approved. To read more about the benefits of hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer, click here.

A San Jose Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, San Benito County, Merced County, Stanislaus County, San Joaquin County, and Alameda County: Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Saratoga, Campbell, Los Gatos, Cambrian Park, Playa Del Rey, Milpitas, Alum Rock, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Newark, Fremont, and Snoboy. For more information regarding the legal professionals in your area, contact your local bar association at the following address:

Santa Clara County Bar Association
31 North Second Street, Fourth Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

San Jose Disability Hearings

If an your initial application is denied, you must request a hearing to be held at the San Jose Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

See below for a list of San Jose administrative law judges (ALJs) and approval rates.

ALJApproval Rate
Barbeito, Betty Roberts44.14%
Freedman, Robert24.56%
Gaye, Thomas J.46.31%
Hannon, T. Patrick43.92%
Hoskins Hart, Teresa L.40.10%
Lyman, Phillip C.56.78%
Rogozen, Brenton L.39.17%
Sleater, Regina L.56.94%

*Data from

Attorneys and Judges that deal with cases in the same office, often become familiar with one another. Once an attorney or advocate knows who your administrative law judge is, he or she may be able to use that insight to your advantage.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by financial or medical difficulty while waiting for your disability hearing, it may be in your best interest to contact your local congressman to request that he speak with the ODAR on your behalf. A congressman has the power to expedite an applicant’s claim in extreme circumstances. Your congressman's contact information is:

1999 S. Bascom Ave. #815
Campbell, CA 95008
Telephone: (408)558-8085

For more on disability benefits in California, see How To Qualify For Disability In California.

Fill out the form below for a free evaluation with a San Jose Social Security attorney or advocate:

Find Out If I Qualify for Benefits!