When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Ontario, CA, it’s not unusual for a number of months to pass prior to your initial application being reviewed, and only about 31% are approved upon the initial review. Most people must request a second review. If denied on the second review, you’ll need to file an appeal and your case will be scheduled for a hearing with an administrative law judge. It can take anywhere from six months to more than a year before all reviews and appeals are processed.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires individuals who receive SSD to be unable to work for a year or more as a result of permanent or long-term disability. To put in an application for Ontario disability benefits, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800)772-1213 or set up an appointment to complete the application at your local SSA field office. If you need help finding your local office, call the main SSA phone number listed above, or visit the online SSA Office Locator. Some applicants for Ontario disability benefits also complete their forms online using the SSA’s website.
Ontario Health Resources
You submit your application for Ontario disability benefits to your local office where it’s reviewed for completeness. It’s then forwarded on to the Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation of your disability will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine eligibility.
To support your claim for SSD, you’ll need to show you’ve received ongoing and regular medical care for the condition or conditions causing your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited financial resources can be difficult. Here are a few Ontario disability resources for free and low cost medical services.
Molina Medical Clinic
1650 S Euclid Ave,
Ontario, CA 91762-5824
Pomona Community Health Center
750 S Park Ave, #101,
Pomona, CA 91766-3129
East Valley Community Health Center
680 Fairplex Dr,
Pomona, CA 91768-1100
Jurupa Family Care Center
9415 Mission Blvd,
Riverside, CA 92509-2661
Ontario Mental Health Resources
Many people are disabled by a psychological or mental condition. For others, these kinds of conditions may play a role in their physical disability. In either instance, you must include substantiating documentation in your Ontario disability benefits application showing ongoing mental health care. Here are a few of the Ontario disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.
Laurel Counseling Center
233 N Laurel,
Ontario, CA 91762
West End Family Counseling Services
855 N Euclid Ave,
Ontario, CA 91762
Bilingual Family Counseling
317 W F St,
Ontario, CA 91762
Ontario Supplemental Security Benefits
Those who receive Ontario disability benefits are sometimes eligible for other benefits as well. These may include Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or other similar services, and individuals who need additional income to pay for everyday living expenses. Medicaid – which is called Medi-Cal in California – and Medicare both pay for medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Ontario SSA Office at:
Social Security Administration
3558 Deer Park Dr,
Ontario, CA 95219
To discover more about Medi-Cal and Medicare, contact:
San Bernardino County Human Services Agency
1637 E Holt Blvd,
Ontario, CA 91764
Your Ontario Social Security Disability Claim
An application for Ontario disability benefits containing all the appropriate medical documentation has a greater chance of being approved, but there is nothing that ensures you’ll be found eligible. An Ontario Social Security lawyer can greatly increase your chances though.
If you’re concerned about paying for legal services from an Ontario Social Security lawyer, don’t be. He or she is only paid if you’re approved for benefits, at which point the lawyer would 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 an Ontario social security attorney.