Torrance Social Security Disability Resources

When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Torrance, CA, you should understand that the process can take several months to complete. Your initial application may take some time to go through the first stage of reviews and there is a high likelihood it will be denied, as only about 31 percent of applications are approved during the first review.

If your SSD claim is denied, you can request a second review, though it is also important to understand that approval rates following the reconsideration of claims are about 11 percent. If denied a second time, you can file an appeal, which will put your claim before an administrative law judge for a final decision on your eligibility for SSD benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires people who receive SSD to be unable to work, or to work full time, for an extended period due to permanent or long-term disability. To submit in an application for SSD, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800)772-1213 or set up an appointment with your local SSA field office. If you need assistance finding your local office, call the main phone number listed above.

Torrance Health Resources

You’ll submit your application for Torrance disability benefits to the local SSA office where it will be reviewed for completeness. The application will then be forwarded on to the Disability Determination Services (DDS) office where the medical documentation will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine eligibility.

Supporting your claim requires you show you’ve received ongoing and regular medical care for the condition or conditions causing your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited income can be difficult. Here are a few Torrance disability resources for free and low cost medical services.

South Torrance Medical Group
3655 W Lomita Blvd, Suite 120
Torrance, CA 90505
(310)378-9491

Torrance Health Center
711 Del Amo Blvd
Torrance, CA
(310)354-2300

Harbor UCLA Medical Center
1000 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90509
(310)222-2345

Little Company of Mary
4101 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310)540-7676

Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 W Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310)325-9110

Torrance Mental Health Resources

Many who apply for Torrance disability benefits suffer from a disabling mental or psychological condition. Others have developmental or psychological conditions that play a role in their physical disability. If you fall into one of these two categories, you must include substantiating documentation in your SSD application showing ongoing mental health care has been pursued. Here are a few of the Torrance disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
22410 Palos Verdes Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
(310)540-6646

Harbor Free Clinic
599 West 9th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310)547-0202

Torrance Supplemental Security Benefits

If you receive Torrance disability benefits, you may also be eligible for other benefits as well, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or other similar services and can also be available to low-income individuals for paying every day expenses. Medicaid – which is called Medi-Cal in California – and Medicare both pay medical expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Torrance SSA District Office at:

Social Security Administration
22600 Crenshaw Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90505
(310)326-0207

To learn more about Medi-Cal and Medicare, contact:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
Hawthorne - District 92
12000 S. Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 349-5880

Your Torrance Social Security Disability Claim

Any application for Torrance disability benefits that has substantial medical documentation has a higher chance of being approved, but there is still no guarantee you’ll be found eligible to receive SSD. A Torrance Social Security attorney can greatly increase your chances though.

You may be concerned about paying for a Torrance Social Security lawyer’s service, but the attorney is only paid if you’re approved for benefits. The Torrance Social Security disability attorney will 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 Torrance disability lawyer.