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Social Security Disability in Santa Ana, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Santa Ana
Social Security Disability Insurance in Santa Ana, California, is available to disabled workers who are unable to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a severe mental or physical health condition which does not allow them to work for at least 12 continuous months.

Not all disabled workers will qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Santa Ana. Social Security Disability Insurance in Santa Ana is only awarded to disabled claimants if they have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs that are “covered” by Social Security.

The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers in Santa Ana can earn 4 work credits per year. To find out if you qualify for SSDI in Santa Ana you can contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or review your most recent Statement of Earnings.

Santa Ana Social Security Disability Insurance auxiliary benefits may also be paid (under certain conditions) to Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22, if the qualifying SSDI recipient is currently receiving SSDI benefits or was receiving them at the time of their death.

Can a claimant qualify for SSDI in Santa Ana if they are not insured? No, claimants who have not worked or have not paid taxes do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. The Federal Government does, however, offer another wage replacement program called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. SSI benefits are paid to the disabled, blind, or aged (65 years or older) who have very limited resources and income. SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

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A Disability Lawyer in Santa Ana has experience in SSDI and SSI claims
If you have considered filing for disability but are unsure of where to start, our Santa Ana social security lawyers are here to help. With experience in SSDI and SSI filing, you have a better chance of receiving benefits when hiring a disability benefits lawyer. Santa Ana SSI and SSDI Attorneys help you file the proper paperwork, they assist you gathering proper medical records, and they give you security that you did not have before. Hiring an experienced SSDI or SSI attorney in Santa Ana gives you more time to concentrate on other important things in your life.

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To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Santa Ana or the surrounding cities including: Tustin Foothills, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, Anaheim, Irvine, Stanton, Fullerton, and Huntington Beach, contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:

  • Applying for benefits, SSI or SSDI, by phone by calling the Social Security Administration’s Office at 1-800-772-1213
  • Apply for disability on your computer by filing at
  • Or file for social security benefits at the local SSA disability office, make an appointment to meet with a Santa Ana Social Security Administration Office representative. To locate the nearest office in your area go to the website and find the office locator page. Enter your zip code and the nearest Social Security Regional Office in your area will be listed.

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 address and phone number 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

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration’s 21 hearing offices. The Orange Regional ODAR office (which services Santa Ana) is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Centrum North, Suite 600,
1120 West La Veta Avenue,
Orange, California 92868

Telephone: (866) 593- 1447
Fax: (714) 246- 8271

The Regional Hearing Office in Orange services the following California cities: Anaheim, Brea, Corona, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Missions Viejo, Ontario, Pomona Valley, Santa Ana. It also services the following Wisconsin cities: Wausau, Wisconsin, Rapids and Rhinelander.

Completed Social Security Disability applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office in California for a disability review and determination. It may take up to 90 days for Social Security Disability claimants to receive approval or denial for their disability application. A DDS office close to the Santa Ana area is listed below:

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

Telephone: 626-732-8100

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA Field Offices in Santa Ana and throughout the state of California provide a full range of services to applicants.

Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, replace their Social Security cards and make changes to their benefits information. There are over 100 Social Security Administration Field Offices in the State of California. The social security office in Santa Ana is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
1851 E. First St,
Suite 500,
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Telephone: 888-366-6146

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