Orange Social Security Disability

Orange, California, located just three miles north of Santa Ana, is considered by many to be a suburb of Santa Ana, though the city of Orange boasted an independent population of more than 136,000 according to the 2010 census. The healthcare and education sectors of the job market are the most central to Orange’s economy.

The Region 9 office of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in San Francisco handles the disability claims for residents of Orange and has more than 62,000 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 for a year or longer 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 Orange Social Security Disability benefits. If you do not meet the work requirements for SSDI, you may still be eligible to receive SSI.

Apply for Orange Social Security Disability Benefits

The process for applying for Orange 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 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 38% of Orange residents who go through the appeals process are deemed eligible for benefits. Those who have the help of an Orange Social Security attorney are significantly more likely to receive SSD and/or SSI.

The majority of Orange 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 Orange disability lawyer who is familiar with the application and appeals processes can help you ensure you have thorough medical records and a well documented case file, thereby improving your odds of receiving SSD.

The Social Security office location listed below processes initial Orange disability benefit claims:

Orange Social Security Disability
Fifth Floor, 1851 E First St,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Orange 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 Orange disability resources for free and low cost medical services, including those in Santa Ana and other nearby communities.

AltaMed Medical Group
4010 E Chapman Ave, Suite C,
Orange, CA 92869-3990

AltaMed Medical Group
1400 N Main St,
Santa Ana, CA 92701-2321

AltaMed Medical Group
1227 W 17th St,
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3455

UC Irvine Family Health Center
800 N Main St,
Santa Ana, CA 92701-3576

AltaMed Medical Group
12751 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove, CA 92840-5800

Your Orange Disability Claim

Having all the right documents, including medical records, in your SSD application is central to being found eligible for disability benefits and a Orange Social Security Disability attorney can review your case file to ensure your documentation is as complete as possible. He or she assist in getting the right tests completed and other medical care for satisfying SSA requirements. An Orange 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 Orange disability attorney will help prepare you for the hearing and will present your case before the administrative law judge. Orange disability attorneys charge no fees upfront for their services and are only paid when their clients receive SSD benefits.