Oxnard Social Security Disability Resources

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability in Oxnard, CA, you must be able to prove that you suffer from a disabling condition which prevents you from working for at least twelve months. The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes case-by-case determinations on Oxnard Social Security Disability cases using both medical and non-medical information. Once you submit your SSD application, either online or at your local SSA field office, the SSA will review your non-medical information before forwarding your case file to the California Disability Determination Services (DDS) for medical review.

In the state of California, a little less than one-third of all initial Social Security Disability claims are awarded. If, after reviewing your file, the DDS finds that there is sufficient medical documentation on-hand to support your disability claim, it will inform the SSA of your eligibility. If, on the other hand, there is not enough evidence contained in your medical records to support your case, your claim may be denied. If you apply for Oxnard Social Security Disability and your claim is denied, you have the option to appeal the decision and request the SSA to reconsider. If your appeal is also denied, you have the right to have your case heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Santa Barbara hearing office. At the hearing level, the Santa Barbara Social Security Disability hearing office awards 52.2% of the cases heard.

Oxnard Health Resources

In assessing the scope of your disabling injury or condition, the medical review panel at the California DDS will examine your medical records to determine the severity of your injury and offer a projection of your expected recovery date. It is important that you are seen by a licensed physician as soon as you are injured so that you have documentation of both your injury and the prescribed medical treatment. If you are in need of medical attention and are having trouble paying for medical care, there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Oxnard area that would be of service to you.

Magnolia Family Health Center and Women's Clinic
120 W. Magnolia
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 981-5151

Las Flores Women's Center
2500 S. C St, Suite D
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-9142

Las Islas Family Medical Group
325 Channel Islands Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-8662

Oxnard Public Health Clinic
2500 S. C St.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 385-9147

Ocean View Health Center
4400 Olds Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93033
(805) 986-5551

Oxnard Area Mental Health Resources

Your mental health is as important as your physical health. If you are in need of help from an Oxnard mental health professional, there are mental health facilities in the Oxnard area that may be of service to you.

Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-6830

Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 981-5101

Oxnard 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 $783 and $1,175 for a couple.

When to Find a Oxnard Social Security Disability Attorney

The application and review process for an Oxnard Social Security Disability case can be lengthy and when it’s all said and done, after applications and appeals, only about half of those who apply and go through the entire process will be awarded benefits. For many people, the decision to seek legal counsel isn’t a consideration until after their claim has been denied. But it may be in your best interest to hire an Oxnard Social Security Disability attorney early on in the process.

A California SSD attorney will often provide free initial consultations and typically won’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 Oxnard disability attorney.