In the National 2015 Disability Statistics Report, it was found that 12.6% of Americans of all ages reported having a disability of some kind. However, according to this report’s findings on individual states, California ranked 4th lowest in the country in regards to percentage of population with disabilities (8.6%).
While this should definitely be a source of pride for both the health of California residents and the medical advancements keeping them healthy, it does not mean that disability is not an issue here.
If your severe disability prevents you from working, taking care of yourself, or living your live normally, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Continue below to learn more about local Social Security resources in the Riverside area and how you can begin the process.
Riverside’s Main Social Security Office
Address: 7880 Mission Grove Pkwy S, Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: (800) 772-1213
MON: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
TUES: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
WED: 09:00 AM—12:00 PM
THUR: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
FRI: 09:00 AM — 04:00 PM
SAT & SUN: CLOSED
By car: This Riverside office is located north of Orangecrest and across the street from Mission Grove along Mission Grove Parkway.
It is also easily accessed from Trautwein Road, which runs north-south beside it with a main exit onto Mission Grove Parkway.
Disability-accessible parking can be found both in front of and behind the building.
By public transit: The 20, 22, and 26 buses all take passengers through the Mission Grove area. The 26 bus can be taken to the Mission Grove FS Earhart Way stop, which drops passengers directly in front of the SS building.
The 20 and 22 buses can be taken to the Mission Grove FS Estancia Apt. (SS) stop, which is directly beside the building as well.
Riverside’s ODAR Office
ODARs (Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review) are not used for initial disability applications. Instead, they are for applicants who wish to have their cases reviewed after an initial claim denial.
Applicants can schedule hearings here with an administrative law judge (ALJ). The ODAR that services Riverside residents is located in Moreno Valley at the address listed below.
Address: 22690 Cactus Ave. 3rd Floor, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: (886) 737-4503
List of All Moreno Valley ALJs:
- Judge Josephine Arno
- Judge Kenneth E. Ball
- Judge Lynn Ginsberg
- Judge Marti Kirby
- Judge Dana E. McDonald
- Judge Michael B. Richardson
- Judge Joseph D. Schloss
- Judge Tamara Turner-Jones
- Judge Andrew Verne
Average Hearing Wait Time: 19.00 months
Average Processing Time: 627 days
Average Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ: 1.47
Congressional and Senatorial Offices in Riverside
During the application process, it is possible to decrease your case decision wait-time by contacting your local government offices. Here, a worker can look up your application status and potentially further it along in the process if it is stuck in limbo between assessments.
Other methods, such as speaking with a disability attorney, can do this as well.Congressional Representatives:
Address: 3403 10th Street Suite 610, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 222-0203
Address: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-7300
Kamala D. Harris
Address: 312 N. Spring St. Suite 1748, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 894-5000
Contacting a Disability Attorney
Disability attorneys, unlike most other attorneys, work on contingency. This means that, if they agree to work on your case, they are not allowed to take payment unless you win. Even then, their payment is taken from your back pay and cannot exceed more that 25% of your earnings.
This makes disability attorneys one of the most low-risk and high-reward resources you can utilize when applying for disability benefits.
Even if you are unsure, consider a free consultation with a disability attorney today to see if they can be of help to you throughout your disability benefits process.