If you have a physical or mental condition which prevents you from being able to work for at least one full year, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits in Pasadena, CA. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses medical and non-medical information to make decisions on whether a worker can receive Pasadena SSD benefits.
After submitting your application, the SSA will review your case to ensure that you are able to receive benefits by checking the past 10 years of your work history. In so doing, the SSA can determine if you have earned enough work credits to qualify for benefits, as well as find out if your job(s) was covered by Social Security. The SSA will then forward your Pasadena disability file to the California Disability Determination Services (DDS) for a thorough medical review. The DDS will use medical information gathered from your treating physician, employer, school, hospital or any other credible source to assess the severity of your injury. If the DDS finds that there is sufficient medical evidence available to support your Pasadena disability claim, it will inform the SSA of your eligibility. If there is not sufficient evidence, however, your claim may be denied.
The U.S. Social Security Administration reports that 31% of the initial SSD claims filed in the state of California are awarded. In the event you file for Social Security Disability in Pasadena and your initial claim is denied you can submit a Request for Reconsideration. If this appeal is also denied, you can ask that your SSD case be heard by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the Pasadena hearing office. At the hearing level, 47% of the Pasadena Social Security Disability claims heard by an ALJ are awarded.
Pasadena Health Resources
In order to receive SSD in Pasadena, you have to provide enough evidence to support your disability claim. It is important that you are receiving medical attention from a licensed medical professional throughout the course of your disability. The more evidence you can provide of your disability, the better chance you have of winning your Pasadena disability case. If you are uninsured or underinsured, there are free and reduced cost health care facilities in the Pasadena area that may be of service to you.
Bill Moore Community Health Clinic
1460 N. Lake Ave., Suite 107
Pasadena, CA 91104
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
1855 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
CHAP Medical and Dental Health Center
1855 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91103
Catz Physical Therapy Institute
801 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Pasadena Area Mental Health Resources
If your disability is the result of mental health issues, there are mental health facilities in the Pasadena area that may be of service to you.
BHC Alhambra Hospital
4619 N. Rosemead Ave
Rosemead, CA 91770
Pasadena Mental Health
1495 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Pasadena 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 $841 and $1,261 for a couple.
When to Find a Pasadena Social Security Disability Attorney
Sustaining an injury that keeps you from being able to work can be financially devastating for your family. In fact, the application and review process for a Pasadena Social Security Disability case can extend well over a year if you have to go through the appeals process. While many choose to delay getting legal counsel, having the help of a Pasadena Social Security Disability attorney may be in your best interest.
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 a Pasadena social security attorney.