Fontana Social Security Disability Resources

Qualifying for social security disability in Fontana, CA requires you to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you have a mental or medical condition which keeps you obtaining gainful employment for at least one year. Gainful employment is considered any job in which you are able to earn at least $1,260 per month and that job is not limited to the functions of your last position, but includes most any job you may be able to perform.

You can submit your application for Fontana social security disability either online or at your local SSA office. The SSA will review the non-medical information contained in your application to determine if you have met income and work credit requirements. Once your non-medical information has been reviewed, your file will be forward to the California Disability Determination Service Division (DDSD) for a thorough review of your medical records. If the DDSD finds that there is sufficient information in your file to back your disability claim, it will report your eligibility to the SSA. If there is not sufficient evidence, however, your claim may be denied.

In the state of California, only 31% of initial social security disability claims are awarded. If your initial claim is denied, you may ask the SSA to reconsider your case. If your appeal is also denied, your case can be heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ). At the hearing level, Fontana social security disability claims that are heard by a San Bernardino ALJ have a 44% chance of being awarded.

Fontana Health Resources

The DDSD uses your medical records to assess your current treatments and determine if you have an injury severe enough to qualify you to receive social security disability in Fontana. Considering the role your medical records play in determining your eligibility to receive disability benefits, it is important that you get regular medical attention to document your condition. If you are in need of medical attention or are having trouble paying for medical care, there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Fontana area that would be of service to you.

Sierra Health Center
9030 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 822-1956

Inland Empire Spine Rehab Med
9673 #A Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
(909) 829-8722

DaVita Fontana
17590 Foothill Boulevard
Fontana, CA 92335
(866) 544-6741

Fontana Area Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing a mental illness that prevents you from getting a job for at least one year, you may qualify for social security disability benefits in Fontana. Make sure that you are being treated by a licensed mental health professional. There are mental health facilities available in Fontana.

Trinity Psychological Services
15640 Marnie Place
Fontana, CA 92336
(866) 708-8094

Ujima Counseling Center
7084 Sierra Ave
Fontana, CA 92336
(909) 428-8440

Fontana Supplemental Social Security Benefits

California pays supplemental benefits to individuals that qualify for social security disability. The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $783 and $1,175 for a couple.

Fontana Social Security Disability Attorneys

If you are disabled and unable to work, a lengthy application and review process on your Fontana social security disability case can be financially devastating. For many people, the decision to seek legal counsel isn’t a consideration until after their claim has been denied. But it may be in your best interest to hire a Fontana social security disability attorney earlier in the process rather than later.

California SSD attorneys may be able to help you expedite the process and improve your chances of winning your Fontana social security disability claim. Many attorneys will provide a free initial consultation and won’t charge you a fee unless they win your case. If your attorney wins, a standard fee of 25% of your award is collected from past due benefits or through a fee petition. The maximum an attorney can collect is $6,000. If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Fontana disability lawyer.