Thousand Oaks Social Security Disability Resources

If you are a qualifying worker who has sustained an injury which prohibits you from achieving gainful employment for at least 12 months, you may be eligible to receive social security disability in Thousand Oaks. To determine if you are eligible to receive SSD benefits in Thousand Oaks, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will look at not only whether you have a medical or mental condition keeps you from performing the duties of your past job, but also whether your condition would keep you from securing work in another field where you could feasibly earn at least $1,260 per month.

In the state of California, less than a third of all initial social security disability claims are awarded. If you file for SSD benefits and your claim is denied, you can ask the SSA to reconsider your case. If your appeal is also denied, you still reserve the right to have your Thousand Oaks social security disability case heard by an administrative law judge in the Santa Barbara hearing office. At the close of 2011, more than half of the SSD cases heard in the Santa Barbara hearing office were awarded.

Thousand Oaks Health Resources

After you apply for social security disability in Thousand Oaks, the SSA reviews your application to make sure you meet non-medical eligibility criteria. Once the non-medical review is complete, your file is then forwarded to the California Disability Determination Service Division for a medical review. There, a disability examiner will review information received from your treating physician, employer and any other credible source to assess the severity of your injury.

Winning your Thousand Oaks social security disability case requires that you are able to provide medical proof that your injury is debilitating and keeps you off work for at least a year. That is why it is important that you begin receiving medical treatment for your injury as soon as you are injured. Without sufficient medical evidence, your Thousand Oaks SSD case will likely be denied.

If the cost of care is keeping your from being treated by a licensed Thousand Oaks physician, there are free and reduced-cost health care facilities in the Thousand Oaks area that would be of service to you.

Conejo Free Clinic
80 E Hillcrest Dr # 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 497-3575

Urgent Care Center
620 E Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(805) 495-6866

Thousand Oaks Health Care Center
93 W Avenida De Los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2939
(805) 492-2444

West Coast Urgent Care
1141 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
(805) 496-4200

Thousand Oaks Area Mental Health Resources

In the same way, a mental illness, if severe enough, can prevent you from achieving gainful employment. Seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional in the Thousand Oaks area.

Ventura County Behavioral Health Clinic - Thousand Oaks
72 Moody Court
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360
(805) 777-3500

West Coast Psychiatry
3625 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
(805) 778-1848

Thousand Oaks Supplemental Social Security Benefits

The Federal social security disability benefit for an independent individual is $783 and $1,175 for a couple.

When to Find a Thousand Oaks Social Security Disability Attorney

Most social security disability claims filed in Thousand Oaks will be denied. So if you are applying for disability benefits, it may be in your best interest to hire a Thousand Oaks disability attorney to represent you.

California disability attorneys will often 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 for representing you in your Thousand Oaks social security disability case 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 Thousand Oaks social security lawyer.