When you apply in Garden Grove, CA for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you should anticipate about four to six months before your initial claim is reviewed, and should also know that only about 31% are approved at this stage. If denied, you can request your claim be reconsidered, though most are denied after the second review as well. Following the first and second review, you may appeal and have your claim reviewed by an administrative law judge at a hearing. The entire SSD application process can take 14 months or more to complete.
Eligibility under the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines require applicants for SSD to prove they’re unable to work full time due to long term or permanent disability, including an inability to hold a full time job for a year or more before applying.
Garden Grove Health Resources
The Garden Grove SSA office reviews your SSD application for completeness before sending it to the Disability Determination Services office where the assessment of the medical documentation related to your disability will be performed. In order to receive Garden Grove disability benefits, you’ll need to show you’ve received regular and ongoing medical treatment for any disabling condition you have, including secondary conditions that contribute to your main ailment. Paying for medical care on a limited income can be very difficult. Here are a few Garden Grove disability resources for free and low cost health services.
Central City Community Health Center
12511 Brookhurst St,
Garden Grove, CA 92840-4806
AltaMed Medical Group
12751 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove, CA 92840-5800
Garden Grove Mental Health Resources
Whether you have a psychological or mental condition causing a disability, or a condition which plays a part in your physical disability, you must include documentation of mental health treatment in your application for Garden Grove disability benefits. Here are a few of the Garden Grove disability resources for getting free or low cost mental health care.
Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic
7761 Garden Grove Blvd,
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Garden Grove Supplemental Security Benefits
Those found eligible for Garden Grove disability benefits may also be entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), in addition to Medicare and/or Medicaid, which is known as Medi-Cal in California. SSI is often available to those who require long term residential care or other such services, though it can be used to pay for other daily needs too. Medicare and Medi-Cal cover medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Garden Grove SSA Office at:
Social Security Administration
11900 Gilbert St,
Garden Grove, CA 92841
To discover more about Medicaid and Medi-Cal, contact:
Orange County Department of Public Social Services
Garden Grove Regional Service Center
12912 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA 92842
Your Garden Grove Social Security Disability Claim
Thoroughly documenting your medical records in your Garden Grove disability benefits application will increase your chances of being found eligible; however, there’s still no certainty that you’ll receive benefits. A Garden Grove Social Security lawyer can increase your chances of being approved by reviewing all claim documentation and arguing any appeals necessary.
Being disabled, you have very limited income and won’t be able to pay for legal services. The good news is that a Garden Grove Social Security attorney doesn’t charge anything upfront. In fact, the lawyer is only paid if you get SSD benefits and even then, only receives 25% of retroactive benefits, to a maximum of $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 Garden Grove disability attorney.