According to a study by Disabled World News, there are currently an estimated 4.2 million California residents living with a disability.
Of these, approximately 832,000 live with a disability severe enough to prevent them from normal activities of daily living such as dressing, cooking, bathing, traveling, working, or even moving in general.
If you are one of these 832,000 whose disability prevents them from living their normal life, then Social Security disability benefits may be for you.
Whether you’re just learning about the program or are in the middle of your application, a great way to better your chances is to educate yourself on the Social Security resources in your area.
West Covina’s Main Social Security Office
Address: 501 S Vincent Ave. #201, West Covina, CA 91790
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: West Covina’s Social Security office is most easily accessed off of the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10). From here, take exit 35 for Vincent Avenue, where the Social Security building will be ahead .2 miles on your right.
If approaching from the south or southwest, S Glendora Ave. can be taken northeast towards the I-10, where it becomes S. Vincent Ave. directly before the SS building on your left.
By public transit: The 488 bus is currently the only public transportation available that takes passengers to this building.
From the northeast or southwest, take the 488 to the Vincent Ave. and Glendora N stop, which lets passengers off directly at the building’s front doors.
West Covina’s ODAR Office
If your initial Social Security application is denied (as is the case with over 65% of applicants) then you are able to schedule an appeal at your local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).
Hearings can be scheduled here with an administrative law judge (ALJ) who can overturn the ruling on your disability case. West Covina’s nearest ODAR is located in Pasadena, CA.
Address: 800 E. Colorado Boulevard Suite 500, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (866) 354-0220
List of All Pasadena ALJs:
- Judge Edward T. Bauer
- Judge Ken H. Chau
- Judge Diana J. Coburn
- Judge Bruce T. Cooper
- Judge James D. Goodman
- Judge Michael McKenna
- Judge Donna M. Montano
- Judge John D. Moreen
- Judge Philip J. Simon
- Judge Lesley Troope
Average Hearing Wait Time: 18.00 months
Average Processing Time: 600 days
Average Dispositions Per Day Per ALJ: 1.27
Congressional and Senatorial Offices in West Covina
There are multiple methods applicants can try in order to speed up the lengthy disability decision process. One of them is to contact a disability attorney, who can use their connections and knowledge of the application process to accelerate your decision as fast as possible.
Another is to call your local government offices to have them try and do the same. West Covina’s government office contact information can be found below.Congressional Representatives:
Address: 4401 Santa Anita Ave. Suite 201, El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 350-0150
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
One of the most statistically-beneficial ways to boost your chances of getting approved is by contacting a Social Security disability attorney. Disability attorneys are well-trained and have years of experience helping people just like you to fight for benefits for their conditions.
Many offer free consultations, while all are federally required to only take payment if they help you to win your case.
Consider a free consultation with a West Covina disability attorney today to see if they could be a smart investment to rely on during your application process.