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Social Security Disability in Riverside, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Riverside

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is offered by the Federal Government to disabled workers who are unable to perform "substantial gainful activity" (SGA) due to a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Riverside is not awarded to all disabled workers. Workers must have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs "covered" by Social Security.

How do you know if you have sufficient work credits? Contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) at 1-800-772-1213 or review your most recent statement of earnings. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability, and most full-time workers in Riverside can earn 4 work credits per year.

What if you are the spouse of an injured SSDI recipient? Social Security Disability Insurance auxiliary benefits in Riverside may be paid, under some conditions, to widows, widowers, spouses, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old (who were disabled prior to the age of 22).

If a claimant has not work or paid taxes, they will be denied SSDI benefits. Cash assistance, however, is offered by the Federal Government through the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). To qualify for SSI in Riverside claimants must be disabled, blind, or aged (65 years or older) and have very limited income and resources. SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Riverside

Hiring a social security lawyer has its benefits

Hiring a social security disability benefits attorney is a huge addition to your disability case. Finding a SSDI or SSI lawyer in Riverside quickly eliminates added stress and worry of filing disability alone. Our network of experienced social security lawyers can compile the necessary medical records, work records, and expert testimonials to make your case strong and worthy of receiving benefits. Riverside attorneys also help you by arranging new medical exams for your case. They attend all hearings regarding your disability claim and evaluate any existing applications to make sure you covered all points in your case.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Riverside, California



To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Riverside or the surrounding cities including Glen Avon, Grand Terrace, Mira Loma, Colton, Fontana, Bloomington, San Bernardino, and Redlands, claimants can contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:

Your completed Riverside Social Security Disability application will be sent to the appropriate Social Security Administration Field Office for processing.


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San Francisco Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the San Francisco Region services residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and other territories of the American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The San Francisco ODAR Hearing Office phone number and address is listed below.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
5th Floor,
555 Battery Street,
San Francisco, California 941115

Telephone: (866) 964-7584
Fax: (415) 705-2020

San Bernardino ODAR Hearing Office (services Riverside)

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 21 hearing offices. The address and phone number for San Bernardino ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
605 North Arrowhead Avenue

Telephone: (866) 331- 7127
Fax: (909) 381- 9288

The San Bernardino ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in California: Barstow, Blythe, Fontana, Hemet, Indio, Moreno Valley, Morongo Basin, Redlands, Victorville, and Riverside.



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Disability Determination Services in California

After each California SSA Field Office completes their review of the SSI or SSDI applications, they are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a disability review and determination. The DDS may take up to 90 days to make their disability determination. The DDS offices which service California, that are close to Riverside, are listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 6118,
Covina, CA 91722-6118

Telephone: 626-732-8100


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Social Security Administration Field Offices in California
for the Riverside area


Social Security Administration Field Offices perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. There are over 100 Social Security Administration Field Offices in the State of California. The Riverside location is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
900 S. Harbor Blvd,
Riverside, CA 92805

Telephone: 866-657-3133

Social Security Administration,
7880 Mission Grove Pkwy's,
Riverside, CA 92508

Telephone: 866-931-4495