Visalia, California, located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, is the Tulare County seat and the center of commerce for the region. In 2010, Visalia reported a population of 124,442. Agriculture and related industries are by far the largest driving forces in the city’s economy, through manufacturing and distribution also play a role.
Visalia is serviced by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Region 9 district office in San Francisco. That office sees around 83,500 new claims each year and distributes Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to more than 790,000 beneficiaries annually.
SSDI is provided to people who have no employment income as a result of total or complete disability which last for twelve or more months. To qualify for SSDI, you must not only meet the SSA’s disability requirements, you must also have accumulated sufficient work credits throughout the course of your employment. If you do not meet the work credit requirements, you may still be eligible to receive SSI payments.
Apply for Visalia Social Security Disability Benefits
The application process for Visalia Social Security Disability benefits is long and complicated. The SSA only approves 30.8 percent of initial claims reviewed in San Francisco, leaving all other applicants to additional reviews and many to eventually request an appeal. With only 12.1 percent of those who receive a second review of their SSD claim being found eligible for benefits, the majority of people who are initially denied benefits must proceed through the appeals process, sending their cases in front of an administrative law judge for a final decision.
Appeals average approval ratings of about 51 percent for the region, making the presentation of your disability application critical to your approval. Having a Visalia disability attorney on your side can significantly increase your chances of receiving benefits. As an experienced attorney, familiar with the SSDI and SSI process, a Visalia disability lawyer can ensure all appropriate medical documents and other details are in your file prior to submission of your claim. This increases your chances of being found eligible for SSD benefits during the initial review process and reduces the likelihood that you’ll need to go through a second review and an appeal hearing.
Listed below, you will find the local Social Security office which accepts Visalia Social Security disability applications:
Visalia Social Security Disability Office
1901 E Noble Ave,
Visalia, CA 93292
Visalia Social Security Disability Resources
In order to be found eligible for SSD benefits, you must show sufficient documentation your ongoing medical care for any disabling conditions. This can be quite difficult when you have limited income. Here are some free and low cost Visalia disability resources for receiving medical treatment.
Family Healthcare Network
400 E Oak Ave,
Visalia, CA 93291-5034
Family Healthcare Network
501 N Bridge St,
Visalia, CA 93291-5014
Visalia Health Care Center
2611 N Dinuba Blvd,
Visalia, CA 93291-9003
Your Visalia Disability Claim
Central to seeing a favorable decision on your Visalia disability claim is having the right medical documentation in your application. Before you file your application, consider getting a free case evaluation from a Visalia Social Security attorney. He or she will review your file and can increase your chances of receiving benefits. A Visalia disability lawyer can also argue your case at the appeals hearing, if necessary and will be capable of guiding your through the entire application, review and appeals processes. Disability attorneys charge no fees upfront and are only paid if you receive SSD benefits.