When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Riverside, CA, it’s not unusual for several months to pass before your initial application is reviewed and only about 42% of applicants are approved after the initial review of their SSD claim. If you’re denied at the first review, you may request a second. If the second review also results in a denial, you’re next step is to appeal, after which your case will be heard by 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 SSD, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800)772-1213 or complete your application at your California SSA field office.
Riverside Health Resources
You’ll turn in your application for Riverside disability benefits to your local office where it will be reviewed for completeness before being sent on the Riverside Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation of your disability will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine your eligibility. Supporting your claim means showing 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 Riverside disability resources for free and low cost medical services.
Riverside Neighborhood Health Center
7140 Indiana Ave,
Riverside, CA 92504-4544
Rubidoux Family Care Center
5256 Mission Blvd,
Riverside, CA 92509-4624
Eastside Family Health Center
1970 University Ave,
Riverside, CA 92507-5202
University Community Health Center
1744 University Ave, Ste 100,
Riverside, CA 92507-5364
Arlanza Family Medical Clinic
8856 Arlington Ave,
Riverside, CA 92503-1365
Riverside Mental Health Resources
If you’re disabled due to a mental or psychological condition, or such a condition plays a role in your physical disability, you must include substantiating documentation in your SSD application showing ongoing mental health care. Here are a few of the Riverside disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.
Eastside Health Center
1970 University Ave,
Riverside CA 92507
Jurupa Health Center
9415 Mission Blvd,
Riverside CA 92509
Riverside Supplemental Security Benefits
Those who receive Riverside disability benefits are sometimes eligible for other benefits as well, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or other similar services, though it can be for everyday expenses too. Medicaid – which is called Medi-Cal in California – and Medicare both pay medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Riverside SSA office at:
Social Security Administration
7880 Mission Grv Pk So,
Riverside, CA 92508
To discover more about Medi-Cal and Medicare, contact:
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
11060 Magnolia Ave,
Riverside, CA 92505
Your Riverside Social Security Disability ClaimAn application for Riverside disability benefits which contains all the appropriate medical documentation has a higher chance of being approved. Still, even with lot of medical documentation, there is no guarantee you’ll be found eligible for SSD, but a Riverside Social Security lawyer can greatly increase your chances. If you’re concerned about paying for a Riverside Social Security lawyer’s services, 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 a Riverside social security attorney.