Fullerton Social Security Disability Resources

If you are applying for social security disability in Fullerton, you will have to provide medical proof that you have sustained an injury that keeps you from being able to work for at least one full year. Such an injury can qualify you to receive Fullerton social security disability benefits from the federal government during the time you are unable to work.

After you submit your application to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the SSA will review your application to determine if you have worked enough time at a qualifying job to earn a sufficient amount of work credits. After the SSA reviews your application, your Fullerton SSD case will be forwarded to the California Disability Determination Services (DDS) for a medical review. The DDS will use medical information gathered from your treating physician to substantiate your disability claim. If the DDS finds enough medical evidence has been presented, it will inform the SSA of your eligibility.

Winning your social security disability case can be a challenge. In California, 69% of initial social security disability claims were denied. If you apply for Fullerton social security disability benefits and your claim is denied, you can ask the SSA to reconsider your case and your file will be sent back to the DDS for review by a separate medical panel. If your appeal is also denied, you can ask that your Fullerton social security disability case be heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Orange hearing office. At the hearing level, 37.9% of Orange social security disability claims heard by an ALJ at the end of 2011 were awarded.

Fullerton Health Resources

Your social security disability case relies heavily on the medical evidence presented. As such, it is important that you begin receiving medical attention for your injury as soon as you are injured. If you are uninsured or under-insured there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Fullerton area that would be of service to you.

St. Jude Medical Center Mobile Health Clinic
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 446-7084

Sierra Health Center
1815 West Ave. Suites E-G
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 870-0717

North Fullerton County Regional Health Center
901 W Fullertonthorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 441-0411

Sierra Health Center
1010 S Brookhurst Rd
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 870 - 0550

Fullerton Area Mental Health Resources

If your are battling a mental illness that prevents you from being able to perform the duties of a job for at least a year, you may qualify for social security disability in Fullerton. There are mental health facilities in the Fullerton area that may be of service to you.

Brea Mental Health & Wellness Center
285 Imperial Hwy Ste 105
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 578-9330

Fullerton County Mental Health Services
211 W Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 447-7000

Providence Community Services
217 W Cerritos Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 254-8473

Fullerton 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.

When to Find a Fullerton Social Security Disability Attorney

In considering the scope of your disability, the DDS will review the contents of your medical records to determine the severity of your injury and the length of time you are expected to qualify for Fullerton disability benefits. From start to finish, the entire disability process can extend well past the one-year mark. It may be in your best interest to hire a Fullerton social security disability attorney to represent you in your case.

Working with a California disability attorney can help to expedite your case. Disability attorneys usually provide free initial consultations and typically don’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 Fullerton disability attorney.