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If you have requested a hearing before the Social Security Administration in California, then you may be wondering where your hearing will be held. California has many SSA hearing offices. Below you will find a list of the California “Office of Hearing Operations” (OHO) offices. One of these offices, for instance, is where your hearing is going to be held.

Each OHO office supports a number of SSA field offices. If you request a hearing, then you will have your hearing at your local hearing office. Your local hearing office is determined by your zip code. The local OHO office is where DDS sends your medical records for review prior to your hearing.

You are likely to have your hearing with a Judge who works in the OHO office that supports the SSA field office nearest to you. However, it is also possible to have a hearing by telephone or video. When you have a hearing by telephone or video, then it is possible that your judge will be from the National Hearing Office. If your judge is from the National Hearing Office, then they will not live near you. Additionally, they will not know the reputation of your doctors.

If you do receive a notice in the mail that you are having a hearing by telephone or video, then you can always request to have your hearing in person. You can send your request to have a hearing in person to your local OHO. If you want an in person hearing, however, the you may have a longer wait time.



5th Floor 555 Battery Street
San Francisco, California 94111
(866) 964-7584 • (415) 705-2020 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada American Samoa, Guam, Saipan

California Hearing Office Region 9 Fresno SSA, OHO

Suite 300 2440 Tulare Street
Fresno, California 93721
(866) 596-7568 • (559) 443-1281 • (877) 394-4582
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Fresno, Hanford, Madera, Merced, Porterville, Southeast Fresno, Visalia, West Fresno

California Hearing Office Region 9 Long Beach SSA, OHO

Federal Building, Suite 5300 501 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802
(855) 532-0889 • (562) 980-4131 • (877) 394-4587
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Lakewood, Long Beach, San Pedro, Torrance

California Hearing Office Region 9 Los Angeles • (Downtown) SSA, OHO

City National Bank Building, Suite 1200 606 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
(888) 488-0517 • (213) 894-2595 • (877) 394-4583 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Crenshaw, Los Angeles • (Downtown), University Village, Watts, Wilshire Center

Calfornia Hearing Office Region 9 Los Angeles • (West) SSA, OHO

Suite 400 12121 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025
(866) 748-2089 • (310) 479-3370 • (877) 394-4585
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Chatsworth, Culver City, Hollywood, Inglewood, Lancaster, Los Angeles Westwood, Panorama City, Santa Clarita

California Hearing Office Region 9 Moreno Valley SSA, OHO

3rd Floor 22690 Cactus Avenue
Moreno Valley, California 92553
(866) 737-4503 • (951) 867-3779 • (877) 312-9771
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Blythe, Corona, Hemet, Indio, Moreno Valley, Morongo Basin, Palm Springs, Riverside

California Hearing Office Region 9 Norwalk SSA, OHO

Suite 250 12440 E. Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California 90650
(877) 870-6385 • (562) 462-9289 • (877) 394-4581
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Boyle Heights, Compton, Downey, Huntington Park, Montebello, Norwalk, Whittier

California Hearing Office Region 9 Oakland SSA, OHO

Oakland Federal Building, Suite 200N 1301 Clay Street
Oakland, California 94612
(866) 366-4916 • (510) 444-1974 • (877) 394-4588
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Antioch, Berkeley, East Oakland, Fremont, Hayward/Livermore • (merged), Oakland, Richmond, San Leandro, Walnut Creek

California Hearing Office Region 9 Orange SSA, OHO

Centrum North, Suite 600 1120 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, California 92868
(866) 593-1447 • (714) 246-8271 • (877) 822-0169
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Anaheim, Brea, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Ontario, Pomona Valley, Santa Ana

Hearing Office Region 9 Pasadena SSA, OHO

Pasadena Towers 1, Suite 500 800 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91101
(866) 354-0220 • (626) 793-3080 • (877) 822-5144
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Alhambra, Arcadia, Burbank, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Industry Hills, Old Burbank, Pasadena, San Fernando, West Covina

Hearing Office Region 9 NCAC Richmond SSA, OHO

NCAC Frank Hagel Federal Building 1221 Nevin Avenue, 6th Floor
Richmond, California 94801
(855) 295-8304 • (510) 970-1217
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm NCACs are not open to the public.

NCAC 9 R9 Sacramento SSA, OHO

Suite 250 1610 Arden Way
Sacramento, California 95815
(866) 931-2544 • (916) 564-5360 • (877) 394-9226
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Auburn, Chico, Oroville, Placerville, Redding, Roseville, Sacramento, Sacramento • (North), Sacramento • (South), Sacramento • (West), Susanville, Yuba City

Hearing Office Region 9 San Bernardino SSA, OHO

Suite 200 605 North Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, California 92401
(866) 331-7127 • (909) 381-9288 • (877) 394-9227
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Barstow, Fontana, Redlands, San Bernardino, Victorville

Hearing Office Region 9 San Diego SSA, OHO

Suite 900 525 B Street
San Diego, California 92101
(866) 331-2294 • (619) 557-6733 • (877) 394-9228
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Chula Vista, El Cajon, El Centro, Kearny Mesa, La Mesa, National City, Pacific Beach, Oceanside, San Diego, San Marcos, Yuma

Hearing Office Region 9 San Francisco SSA, OHO

Equity Building, 16th Floor 301 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94105
(866) 770-1221 • (415) 744-2548 • (877) 394-9237
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Bakersfield, Bakersfield-East Hills, Chinatown, Daly City, Delano, Mission, Parkside, San Francisco • (Downtown), San Mateo, Western Addition

Hearing Office Region 9 San Jose SSA, OHO

Robert F. Peckham Federal Building 280 South 1ST ST RM 330
San Jose, California 95113-3005
(866) 331-2219 • (408) 535-5286 • (877) 394-9239
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Campbell, Gilroy, Mountain View, Redwood City, Salinas, San Jose, San Jose • (East), San Jose • (South), Santa Cruz, Watsonville

Hearing Office Region 9 San Rafael SSA, OHO

Suite 230 4040 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, California 94903
(866) 814-3559 • (415) 472-5824 • (877 )394-9240
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Crescent City, Eureka, Lakeport, Napa, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Suisun City, Ukiah, Vallejo

California Hearing Office Region 9 Santa Barbara SSA, OHO

Suite 206 222 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(866) 273-4953 • (805) 564-3404 • (877) 394-9242
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks, Ventura

California Hearing Office Region 9 Stockton SSA, OHO

Suite 100 3116 W. March Lane
Stockton, California 95219
(866) 494-3136 • (209) 477-3394 • (877) 394-9243
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA: Lodi, Manteca, Modesto, Sonora, Stockton


The state of California is part of the Social Security Administration’s “Region 9.” The headquarters of Region 9 is in San Francisco, California. Additionally, there are 17 hearing offices in California.

If you want to know the waiting times for a hearing in each of the offices, then read below. You can compare the hearing wait time at your particular hearing office in California, to the national average hearing wait time. As a result, you will know if your case is lagging far behind other cases.

The “Hearing Wait Time (Months)” means how long it takes between when you request a Hearing and when the hearing occurs. Cannon Disability will request your hearing for you. Learn more here about how to request a hearing.

The “Average Disposition Time (Days)” is the number of days in between when you request a Hearing and when the Administrative Law Judge in your case makes a written decision.

The “Average Approval Rate” is the rate at which people receive an award of benefits.

Hearing Wait Time (Months) Average Disposition Time (Days) Average Approval Rate (2021)
National Average 9.4 318 53.9%
California Average 11.6 387 58.6%
FRESNO 13.4 555 62.9%
LONG BEACH 11.8 382 46.9%
LOS ANGELES WEST 12.1 392 52.7%
MORENO VALLEY 11.1 409 57.9%
NORWALK 10.6 327 60.8%
OAKLAND 10.9 432 64.8%
ORANGE 10.8 407 51.2%
PASADENA 12.6 351 68.2%
SACRAMENTO 10.7 343 69.5%
SAN BERNARDINO 12.3 332 55.0%
SAN DIEGO 9.7 363 50.7%
SAN FRANCISCO 10.2 353 54.5%
SAN JOSE 13.4 356 76.5%
SAN RAFAEL 11.9 366 68.9%
SANTA BARBARA 11.7 425 49.2%
STOCKTON 11.0 389 54.3%


Contact us for a free review of your California SSD benefits. Call 800-732-2323 and we can tell you over the phone whether you qualify for benefits.  It does not cost anything to become our client. Also, you will not owe an attorney fee until we win your case.

If you have a good work history, then you may qualify for SSD benefits. SSDI benefits come with Medicare benefits. However, you must have a history of working and paying taxes. In order to file for benefits, go to the Social Security website. Then follow the simple instructions. Learn more if you have questions about filing for SSD benefits in California.

If you have never worked or you are filling for benefits for a child, then you may need to file for Supplemental Security Income benefits. SSI benefits come with Medicaid. Learn more information about Medicaid benefits. We can often tell you over the phone whether or not you have a good case. So, give us a call.

When you call, be ready to tell us why you cannot work. Additionally, we need to know who your doctors are and if you have already sent in an application for benefits. We have won over 20,000 SSD and SSI claims for our clients and we want to help you too.


At Cannon Disability Law, we help you collect your medical records. Additionally, we make the best legal arguments to support your benefit claim. If you do not have insurance, then we offer a free and low cost list of healthcare resources in the San Francisco areaAdditionally, we have free and low cost medical services throughout California here.

Cannon Disability Law is one of the top Social Security law firms in California. For example, thousands of clients in California win their Social Security and SSI benefits by hiring us.

If you live in the San Diego region, then read here to learn more information about how we can help you with your case. Follow the example of our other California clients. Hire us to help you.

We can help you in many ways. For example, we can help you file your application for SSD and SSI benefits. We always help our clients apply for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits.

Many other law firms will not help you apply for benefits. Additionally, we will appeal your case if SSA denies your SSD and SSI benefits. For example, we will file an appeal for you at all of the appeal levels.


There are many reasons to hire our law firm. For example, Dianna Cannon is a member of the state bar in California. Likewise, she excels in helping clients win their California hearing for benefits. Similarly, Ms. Cannon has been a lawyer for the past thirty years. So, she has years of experience winning SSD benefits.

If you want to find out more about Ms. Cannon, then visit Dianna Cannon’s page. Additionally, find out more about the other lawyers at our law firm. Learn more about Andria Summers and Brett Bunkall. Also, look at our About Us page.


When you hire Cannon Disability, our legal team prepares you to testify in court. For example, we will help you answer the judge’s questions. Go here to learn more about what questions the judge will ask you in court.

Additionally, we will explain how your SSA hearing works. We will also explain how your mental and physical conditions are keeping you from working. If there is a vocational expert (VE) at your hearing, then we will question that expert. Learn more here about why a VE is coming to your hearing.

It is also possible for a medical expert to attend your hearing. If a medical expert is coming to your hearing, then the judge has asked for a medical expert to testify about your case. An attorney is needed to question the medical expert. Find out more information about the medical expert at your hearing.

When you start to apply for benefits, you need a SSD law firm who understands Social Security law. You also need a firm that has won thousands of benefit claims. Hire us.


If you a severe medical condition, then Cannon Disability offers a free review of your case. But, what does this mean?

For most people who want to become clients, it means we will talk to you about your case over the phone. We will not charge you to examine the merits of your case. Most lawyers do charge an attorney fee to review your case. We do not.

Please understand, however, that giving you a free review of your case is not the same thing as us becoming your lawyer. First, we always examine the merits of your case based upon the facts you give us. Second, we might request that you send us medical records or a copy of your SSA paperwork. We do this so we can understand the details of your case. Even if we ask for more information, it does not mean we accept your case or that we are your attorney.

You will know if you hire our legal team because we will send you our contract and other SSA paperwork to fill out. Return your paperwork to us as soon as possible. If you need help with this due to Covid, then contact us.

If you do not sign and send the paperwork back, then we are not your law firm. We will send you a stamped envelope to send the paperwork back to us. Call if you have questions.


If you are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, then you should hire an attorney. An attorney can help you apply for SSD benefits. Likewise, an attorney can help you at your California hearing.

For instance, at your California hearing, your attorney can make arguments about how your illness meets or equals a listing. Additionally, your attorney can question the medical expert and the vocational expert if they are at your hearing. Studies show that you are three times more likely to win benefits if you hire an attorney.

In order to hire Cannon Disability, all you need to do is call or contact us. We offer a free review of your case over the phone. And, it doesn’t cost anything to call us.

Better yet, it also doesn’t cost you any upfront money to hire us. Why? Because you only pay us an attorney fee if we win your case. This means if we win your SSD case, then you pay the attorney fee out of your back benefits. If you do not win, then there is no attorney fee for you to pay. Learn more information about attorney fees.

Additionally, the attorney fee has a cap or a maximum limit. This means, for example, that the SSA sets the limit of the attorney fee at 25% of the back benefit or the attorney fee cap, whatever is less.


If there are costs in your case, then you pay those. But, usually those costs are less than $100. Once we win your case, the attorney fee comes from your back benefit.

But, to hire most lawyers, you have to pay money upfront. We don’t work like that. You don’t have a job. So, the only way to pay us, is for us to win your case. That is our goal. Call today. See what we can do for you.

Additionally, we represent clients in many states. Likewise, we have clients in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and California. Find out more about Nevada SSD benefits.

Learn more about Utah SSD and SSI benefits. Likewise, we have information about California SSD benefits. If you have a California hearing, then hire us to win your Social Security benefits.

No matter where you live, we will answer your questions about benefits. We want to be your legal team. If you have questions about Social Security benefits, then give us a call today.


Over the past 30 years, we have built a stellar record. For example, our attorneys have won thousands of cases at the hearing level. Additionally, even if we don’t win a case, we help you through the process. However, we have won many cases at hearing for our clients in California.

Also, we win cases at the Appeals Council. The Appeals Council reviews appeals from all over the country. It can take anywhere from 3 months to two years for the Appeals Council to review your case. Likewise, we can appeal your case to Federal District Court. However, it can take a number of years to go through the federal appeal process.

We work with our clients as part of a team effort. Therefore, we are successful. For example, look at our record. We have won over 20,000 SSDI and SSI cases for our clients.

For instance, over our 30 years in business, we have won over $100 million in past due benefits.  Additionally, find out more about winning past due SSD benefits. We also win ongoing SSDI and SSI benefits for our clients. We can help you too.

The SSA denies 70% of SSD and SSI cases. Furthermore, they often do this without taking into account the combination of your physical and mental conditions. Likewise, it is possible that they will not review all of your medical records.

In conclusion, SSA’s mistakes are why our law firm has been fighting against  SSA’s decisions for over 30 years. Contact us today. Take advantage of our free review of your case. As a result, you will have a better chance at winning your California hearing and all of your Social Security benefits.

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