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Social Security Disability in San Bernardino, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in San Bernardino

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Are you disabled and unable to work? The Federal Government has created Social Security Disability Insurance to provide wage replacement benefits for individuals who are severely impaired due to either a mental or physical disorder or disease and are unable to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months.

How do you know if you qualify for SSDI in San Bernardino? Social Security Disability Insurance in San Bernardino is only available to workers who have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment and who are considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year, but the amount of work credits needed varies depending on the age of the San Bernardino worker at the time of their disability.

What if you have not worked and you are not insured? Workers who have not paid taxes or worked jobs "covered" by Social Security do not qualify for SSDI in San Bernardino.

Supplemental Security Income or SSI, however, is another federal cash assistance program which is available to individuals who are considered disabled, aged (age 65 and older), or blind and who are not insured. SSI claimants must also have very limited income and resources. Claimants who qualify for Supplemental Security Income will qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in San Bernardino

Hiring a social security lawyer speeds up the social security benefits process

If you are contemplating filing for social security benefits it is probably in your best interest to enlist the help of a disability lawyer. Most SSDI and SSI attorneys will only be paid if you win your case and the SSA approves your claim. Our network of experienced disability attorneys can give you a free case evaluation to see if you qualify for benefits. Hire a social security lawyer to ensure your case gets the proper representation it deserves. File complete SSDI or SSI paperwork. Attorneys monitor your case and give you notifications of any case updates. Disability lawyers and advocates help your claim out by gathering new and updated records. If you need appeal, lawyers file the appeals for you quickly. The disability benefits process can be long and drawn out, hire a disability lawyer to make sure the claim process doesn't take longer than needed.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in San Bernardino, California



How do you apply for disability benefits? To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in San Bernardino or the surrounding cities including Colton, Loma Linda, Highland, Grand Terrace, Crestline, Redlands, Bloomington, Pedley, San Bernardino, or Moreno Valley, can contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:

Your completed San Bernardino 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 94111

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

San Bernardino ODAR Hearing Office

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 Adjudication and Review,
Suite 200,
605 North Arrowhead Avenue,
San Bernardino, California 92401

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 San Bernardino.



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Disability Determination Services in California

After each California SSA Field Office completes their review of the Supplemental Security Income or the Social Security Disability Insurance applications, they are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a disability determination. The DDS may take up to 90 days to make their disability determination. The DDS offices which service California are listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 54800,
Los Angeles, California 90054-0800

Telephone: 213-736-7000

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 60999,
Los Angeles, California 90060-0999

Telephone213-736-7500


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Social Security Administration Field Offices in California
for the San Bernardino area


Social Security Administration Field Offices, according to the SSA, perform a full range of services for the claimants in the state of California. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, 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. Many of them are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
900 S. Harbor Blvd,
San Bernardino, CA 92805

Telephone: 866-657-3133

Social Security Administration,
605 North Arrowhead Ave,
Suite 101,
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Telephone: 866-331-7132