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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)