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    Where Are Disability Hearings Held?

    Disability hearings are held at an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) hearing office.

    Disability hearings are held at an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) hearing office. ODAR is in charge of conducting hearings and giving out decisions for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

     The main ODAR office is also responsible for the Appeals Council where they evaluate the decisions of Administrative Law Judges concerning the appeal filed by claimants.

    ODAR has over 140 hearing offices nationwide where approximately 1,100 Administrative Law Judges conduct hearings. In Southern California, we are in the ODAR region called “San Francisco Region 9” which is 1 of 10 ODAR regions.

    If you have a hearing scheduled for an SSDI or SSI claim, the best thing you can do to improve your chances at winning your claim is to hire an experienced disability attorney.

    Here is a list of the ODAR offices in the Southern California Area:

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Federal Building, Suite 5300
    501 West Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, California 90802
    Telephone: (562) 980-4116

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    City National Bank Building, Suite 1200
    606 South Olive Street
    Los Angeles, California 90014
    Telephone: (213) 894-2669

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Suite 400
    12121 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, California 90024
    Telephone: (310) 966-4039

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Centrum North, Suite 600
    1120 West La Veta Avenue
    Orange, California 92868
    Telephone: 1-866-593-1447

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Pasadena Towers 1
    800 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 500
    Pasadena, California 91101
    Telephone: (626) 793-1121

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Suite 200
    605 North Arrowhead Avenue
    San Bernardino, California 92401
    Telephone: 1-866-331-7127

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    525 B Street, 8th Floor
    San Diego, California 92101
    Telephone: 1-866-331-2294

    SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
    Suite 206
    222 East Carrillo Street
    Santa Barbara, California 93101
    Telephone: (805) 962-2260

     The Social Security Administration has a hearing office locator on their site where you can find a hearing office near you. (https://www.ssa.gov/appeals/ho_locator.html)