Huntington Beach Social Security Disability Resources

If you have sustained an injury that keeps you from participating in gainful employment for at least twelve consecutive months, you may qualify for social security disability in Huntington Beach, CA.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses medical and non-medical information to make a determination on your eligibility to receive social security disability benefits in Huntington Beach. Once your eligibility has been determined, the SSA uses the information contained in your file to make sure that you meet work credit and income requirements before forwarding your case file to the California Disability Determination Services (DDS) for medical review. The DDS is responsible for assessing new cases and making re-eligibility determinations on current Huntington Beach social security disability claims. In assessing your injury, the medical review panel will examine the contents of your medical records to determine the severity of your injury and the length of time you are expected to qualify for SSD benefits.

In the state of California, less than a third of all initial social security disability claims are awarded. If your initial claim is denied, you can ask the SSA to reconsider your case. Statewide, first appeals are only won about 10% of the time. However, if your appeal is also denied, you can ask that your case be heard by a social security disability administrative law judge (ALJ). At the hearing level, half of all California social security disability claims that are heard by an ALJ are awarded.

Huntington Beach Health Resources

Considering the role your medical records play in determining your eligibility to receive social security disability in Huntington Beach, it is important that you seek medical treatment as soon as you are injured. If the cost of care is keeping your from being treated by a licensed area physician, there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Huntington Beach area that would be of service to you.

Huntington Beach Community Clinic
8041 Newman Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 847-4222

OC Quality Healthcare
6552 Bolsa Ave., Suite D
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 907-0775

Memorial Prompt Care Family Medicine
18561 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 848-0080

Huntington Beach Area Mental Health Resources

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. You may qualify for social security disability in Huntington Beach if you are dealing with a mental illness that keeps you from engaging in gainful employment. There are licensed mental health professionals in the Huntington Beach area that may be able to assist you.

Huntington Beach Community Care Health Center
8041 Newman Ave.
Huntington Beach 92647
(714) 847-4222

Orange County Health Care Agency
Behavioral Health Services
1030 W. Warner Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707

(714) 834-6900

Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services | Adult Mental Health Services, Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 834-6900

Huntington Beach Supplemental Social Security Benefits

California pays supplemental benefits to individuals who 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 Huntington Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

A lengthy application and review process can wreak havoc on your finances, particularly if you have a disability which keeps you from earning a living. It may be in your best interest to hire a Huntington Beach social security disability attorney to represent you.

California disability attorneys will often 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 for representing you in your Huntington Beach social security disability case 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 Huntington Beach disability lawyer.