El Cajon, California, located in San Diego County, is a small city that reported a 2011 population of just over 100,000. Despite its size, the local economy is robust, with education, aerospace, healthcare, retail, civil service and city administration making up the largest portion of the local employment market.
The Region 9 office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in San Francisco handles the disability claims for residents of El Cajon and has more than 61,800 claims pending at any given time, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications.
SSDI pays benefits to people who’re unable to work due to permanent or long term disability. To qualify, you must meet disability requirements and must also have sufficient work history during which you paid into the SSDI fund. Specifically, you must have done so over the last decade prior to filing your claim for El Cajon Social Security Disability benefits. If you do not meet the work requirements for SSDI, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.
Apply for El Cajon Social Security Disability Benefits
The process of applying for El Cajon Social Security Disability benefits is complicated. It can take more than a year to complete and can include several reviews before a determination is made on your eligibility.
The SSA approves about 31 percent of the initial claims seen in the Region 9 office. Anyone who is initially denied benefits can request a reconsideration, but only about 12 percent of applicants are approved for SSD benefits during second review. All other applicants must file an appeal and only 54 percent of El Cajon residents who go through the appeals process are deemed eligible for benefits. Those who have the help of an El Cajon Social Security disability attorney are significantly more likely to receive SSD and/or SSI.
The majority of El Cajon disability claims which are denied are missing documents, especially the appropriate medical records for supporting their claim for disability under the SSA’s guidelines. An El Cajon disability lawyer who is familiar with the application and appeals processes can help you ensure your medical records thorough and that you have a well documented case file, thereby improving your odds of receiving SSD.
The Social Security office location listed below processes initial El Cajon disability benefit claims:
El Cajon Social Security Disability Office
846 Arnele Ave,
El Cajon, CA 92020
El Cajon Social Security Disability Resources
Your eligibility for SSD benefits hinges on having a thorough and complete case file and application. You’ll need to show you’ve had ongoing medical treatment for the condition(s) which are causing your disability. This can be difficult to accomplish when you have limited income for paying for medical care. Here are some of the El Cajon disability resources for free and low cost medical services, including those in Santa Ana and other nearby communities.
Centro Medico El Cajon
396 N Magnolia Ave, Suite 104,
El Cajon, CA 92020-3908
855 E Madison Ave, Suite 203,
El Cajon, CA 92020-3819
El Cajon Medical Clinic
165 S 1st St,
El Cajon, CA 92019-4795
Chase Avenue Family Health Center
1111 W Chase Ave,
El Cajon, CA 92020-5710
Health and Developmental Services Center
El Cajon, CA 92021-4901
Your El Cajon Disability Claim
Having all the right documents, including medical records, in your SSD application is central to being found eligible for disability benefits and an El Cajon Social Security Disability attorney can review your case file to ensure your documentation is as complete as possible. He or she can assist in getting the right tests completed and other medical care for satisfying SSA requirements.
An El Cajon disability lawyer can walk you through the entire review process for SSDI and/or SSI. If you’re denied benefits and need to file an appeal, an El Cajon disability attorney will help prepare you for the hearing and will present your case before the administrative law judge.
El Cajon disability attorneys charge no fees upfront for their services and are only paid when their clients receive SSD benefits. To learn more about hiring an El Cajon Social Security Disability attorney or to receive a free case evaluation, click here