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Long Beach Social Security Disability Resources

Any application for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Long Beach, CA, can take several months to be reviewed. It’s also important to realize that the majority of claims are denied, even after second reviews and appeals, with almost 57% of applicants being found ineligible for SSD benefits.

If you’re initially denied benefits, you may request a second. If the second review also results in a denial, you’ll need to appeal the determination. Your application will then be reviewed by an Administrative Law Judge. It can take anywhere from six months to over a year before all reviews and appeals are processed.

The Social Security Administration requires people who receive SSD to be unable to work for a year or more due to permanent or long-term disability. To submit in an application for SSD, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800) 772-1213 or set up an appointment with your local SSA field office. If you need assistance finding your local office, call the main phone number listed above or visit the SSA Office Locator online. Some applicants for Long Beach disability benefits decide to complete their forms online on the SSA’s site.

Long Beach Health Resources

You’ll submit your application for Long Beach disability benefits to the local SSA office where it’s reviewed for completeness. It will then be forwarded on to the Long Beach Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine eligibility. Supporting your claim requires you show you’ve gotten ongoing and regular medical care for the disabling condition or conditions causing your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited income can be difficult. Here are a few Long Beach disability resources for free and low cost medical services.

Long Beach Multiservice Center
1301 W 12th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 733-1147

The Children's Clinic Family Health Center
1060 East 70th St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562)531-7284

The Children's Clinic Serving Children And Their Families
455 East Columbia Rd. 201
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 933-0400

The Vasek Polak Children Clinic Family Health Center
1057 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 366-5900

Westside Neighborhood Clinic
2125 Santa Fe Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90810
(562) 432-9575

Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center
1333 Chestnut Ave. #205a
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 599-2153

For more information on low cost and free healthcare services in your area, contact the California Department of Health Care Services at (916) 445-4171, or visit their website or contact the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department at (562) 733-1147, or visit their webpage for clinical services.

Long Beach Mental Health Resources

Many suffer from disabling mental or psychological conditions. Others have developmental or psychological conditions that play a role in their physical disability. In either event, you must include substantiating documentation in your SSD application showing ongoing mental health care has been received. Here are a few of the Long Beach disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.

Harbor View Community Services Center
850 E Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 981-9392

Long Beach Mental Health
1975 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 599-9280

Long Beach Supplemental Security Benefits

If you receive Long Beach disability benefits, you may also be eligible for other benefits as well, including Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or other similar services. Medicaid (which is called Medi-Cal in California) and Medicare both pay medical expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Long Beach SSA District Office at:

Social Security Administration
2005 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 599-8179

To learn more about Medi-Cal and Medicare, contact:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
Paramount - District 62
2961 E Victoria St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221
(310) 603-5000

Or visit the Department of Public Social Services website for Los Angeles County.

Your Long Beach Social Security Disability Claim

Any application for Long Beach disability benefits that has substantial medical documentation has a higher chance of being approved, but there is still no guarantee you’ll be found eligible to receive SSD. A Long Beach Social Security lawyer can greatly increase your chances though.

You may be concerned about how you’ll pay for a Long Beach Social Security lawyer’s service. Don’t be. A Social Security attorney is only paid if you’re approved for benefits. The Long Beach Social Security attorney will receive 25% (up to a max of $6,000) of the retroactive benefits you’re paid at the start of your SSD.

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 Long Beach disability lawyer.