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Social Security Disability in Oakland, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Oakland

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Oakland (SSDI) may be given to employees who are disabled with a physical or mental health condition which does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). The claimant's condition must also be so severe that it is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months or result in the worker's death.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Oakland is not available to all disabled workers; in fact, workers will only qualify for Oakland SSDI 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. Workers can generally earn 4 work credits per year working full-time. The number of work credits needed to qualify varies based on the worker's age at the time they become disabled.

Social Security Disability Insurance auxiliary benefits may also be paid (under certain conditions) to the Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old (disabled prior to age 22), of the SSDI recipient.

Unfortunately, claimants with insufficient work credits will not qualify for Oakland SSDI. The Federal Government does, however, offer another wage assistance program for the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) called Supplemental Security Income. Supplemental Security income in Oakland is only offered to individuals with very limited resources and income. Learn how to contact an experienced attorney for specific SSI and SSDI qualifications in the section below.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Oakland

Help avoid a denied claim, hire a disability lawyer in Oakland

When applying for social security disability benefits, papers that prove all three conditions need to be submitted. It is vital that all the paperwork is completed, since incomplete papers would lead to denial of the claim.

It is not mandatory to hire an Oakland social security disability lawyer or advocate to represent you. However, the chances of winning disability benefits are higher when you find an attorney or advocate to represent you. This is simply because the SSDI or SSI attorney or advocate that you hire ensures that all the details in the application are completed; he will also relentlessly pursue the case in a manner that you may not be able to. Furthermore, he understands how the system works and where errors can take place. Your social security disability lawyer or advocate will ensure that your claim is not rejected because of a mistake committed by a government clerk.

Our sponsoring Oakland social security disability lawyers and advocates are qualified and well versed in social security disability law. They are reputed and experienced and know the areas that need to be covered to avoid a denial of claim. They understand the physical and mental strain that their clients are undergoing and try to make the process of filing the claim as simple as possible.

When you find your Oakland social security disability lawyer or advocate, you will ensure that you don't have to stand in long queues in government offices or that your claim is not denied due to any missing details. They are thorough in their work and ensure that their clients get the benefits they deserve. (click here for a FREE consultation) with a social security disability lawyer in Oakland.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Oakland

Options to apply and file disability in Oakland, California

To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Oakland or any other cities in the surrounding areas including: Piedmont, Alameda, Albany, San Francisco, Richmond, San Pablo, Ashland, Lafayette, San Leandro or Moraga, contact the Social Security Administration to file in any of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for the San Francisco Region (includes Oakland)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the San Francisco Region services the residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The address and phone number for the San Francisco Regional Office is listed below.

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

Telephone: (866) 964-7584
Fax: (415) 705-2020

Oakland ODAR Regional Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed in one of the Social Security Administration's 21 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Oakland ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Oakland Federal Building, Suite 200N,
1303 Clay Street,
Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: (866) 366-4916
Fax: (510) 637-3424

The Oakland Social Security Administration Hearing Office services the following SSA Field Offices in California: Antioch, Berkeley, East Oakland, Fremont, Hayward/Livermore, Oakland, Richmond, San Leandro and Walnut Creek.



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Disability Determination Services in Oakland, CA

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 claimants to receive approval or denial for their disability application. The DDS offices which service California are listed below:

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 24225,
Oakland, California 94623-1225

Telephone: 510-622-3506


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Social Security Administration Field Offices,
in Oakland, California


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA Field Offices perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. There are over 100 Social Security Administration Field Offices in the State of California. Many of them are listed below:

Social Security Administration,
238 11th St,
Oakland, CA 94607

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
7200 Bancroft Ave,
Eastmont Town Center,
Oakland, CA 94605

Telephone: 510-273-4152