The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Orange, CA social security disability benefits to eligible workers who have suffered an injury which keeps them from performing the essential duties of a job for at least one year. In determining if your injury qualifies as a disability under the Social Security Act, the SSA will assess the severity of your injury and determine not only if it keeps you from performing the essential duties of your last job, but also any other job for which you may be qualified.
Upon submitting your application to the SSA either online or in person, the SSA will begin the review process to determine if you have earned a sufficient amount of work credits at a qualifying job and if you meet income requirements to receive social security disability in Orange. Following the initial review, the SSA will forward your Orange SSD case 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 review panel finds enough medical evidence has been presented to support your Orange disability claim, it will inform the SSA of your eligibility. If there is not sufficient evidence, you can lose your case.
At the close of 2011, 31% of all initial social security disability claims in the state of California were awarded. If you are among the 69% of claimants whose case is denied you do retain the right to ask the SSA to reconsider your case. If your appeal is also denied, you can Request a Hearing and have your Orange social security disability case heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Orange hearing office. At the hearing level, nearly 38% of Orange social security disability claims heard by an ALJ at the end of 2011 were awarded.
Orange Health Resources
The DDS reviews new cases and makes re-eligibility determinations on current Orange social security disability cases. When it comes to your SSD case, your best chance of winning is to provide the medical evidence needed to support your disability claim. It is important that you are getting regular medical attention from a licensed physician. If you are uninsured or under-insured there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Orange area that would be of service to you.
1215 E Chapman Ave # 1
Orange, CA 92866
AltaMed Medical Group – Orange
4010 East Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869
La Amistad Medical Clinic
353 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
Living Well Medical Clinic
1234 W. Chapman Ave., Suite 203
Orange, CA 92868
Orange Area Mental Health Resources
If your disability is the result of mental health illness, there are mental health facilities in the Orange area that may be of service to you.
Central City Community Health Center
2237 West Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804
Mental Health Association of Orange County
822 Town & Country Road
Orange, CA 92868
Orange 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 $794 and $1,191 for a couple.
When to Find a Orange Social Security Disability Attorney
The Orange social security disability application and review process can be a long one and most initial claims and appeals are denied. You may be able to increase your chances of winning your SSD case by hiring an Orange social security disability attorney to represent you. 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 an Orange disability lawyer.