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Social Security Disability in Modesto, CA

File and Qualify for SSI and SSDI benefits in Modesto

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Workers who are injured and unable to work may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Modesto, California. SSDI in Modesto was established by the Federal Government, and it is administered by the Social Security Administration.

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Modesto a claimant must be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration with a severe disabling health condition. The claimant must also be unable to perform "substantial gainful activity" (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months.

Not all disabled Modesto workers will qualify for SSDI. Claimants must have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured". The amount of work credits can vary based on the age of the claimant at the date of disability. Most Modesto workers can accumulate 4 work credits per year.

Modesto SSDI claimants may also receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability, and SSDI auxiliary benefits may also be paid to qualifying spouses and dependants of the SSDI recipient.

What if a claimant has not worked or paid taxes? Unfortunately, they will not be eligible to receive SSDI in California. The Federal Government does, however, offer Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to claimants who are blind, aged or disabled and who have limited income and resources. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
Modesto, California

Claimants applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Modesto, or the surrounding cities of Bystrom, Shackelford, Riverdale Park, West Modesto, Waterford, Keyes, or Ceres may contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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San Francisco Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
Regional Hearing Office (services Modesto)


After the SSI or SSDI claimant contacts the Social Security Administration's Office and completes the Social Security Disability application, the Social Security Administration sends the application to the appropriate Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

The San Francisco ODAR office services residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. Information for the San Francisco Regional Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
5th Floor,
555 Battery Street,
San Francisco, California 94111

Telephone: (866) 770-1221
Fax: (415) 744-2548

Stockton ODAR Hearing Office (services Modesto)

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 the Stockton ODAR Hearing office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
3116 West March Lane, Suite 100,
Stockton, California 95219

Telephone: (209) 477-3103
Fax: (209) 477-3394

The Stockton ODAR Hearing Office services the Social Security Administration Field Offices in California: Lodi, Manteca, Modesto, Sonora, and Stockton. It also services the Social Security Field Office in Inkster, Michigan.



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Disability Determination Services Office
for Modesto, California


Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a disability review and determination. It may take up to 90 days for Modesto Social Security Disability applicants to find out whether or not the SSA has accepted or denied their disability application. A few of the DDS offices which service California are listed below.

Disability Evaluations Division,
Sierra Branch,
P.O. Box 28937-8937,
Fresno, California 93720

Telephone: 559-440-5200

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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Modesto, California Social Security Administration Field Offices


The Social Security Administration Field Offices in Modesto and throughout the state of California perform a full range of services for disability claimants. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 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. Many of them are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
1521 N. Carpenter Rd,
Suite E1,
Modesto, CA 93351

Telephone: 209-523-2670



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