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Social Security Disability in San Diego, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in San Diego

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San Diego workers who are disabled with a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in San Diego (SSDI).

Social Security Disability Insurance in San Diego is offered to claimants who have worked and paid taxes into the Social Security Trust Fund through payroll taxes. Workers can accrue an average of 4 work credits each year. Claimants generally can qualify with 20- 40 work credits depending on their age at the time of their disability. San Diego Social Security Disability Insurance may also be paid to a widow, widower, or dependent of a disabled worker who has or is currently receiving SSDI monthly benefit payments.

What if a claimant has not worked or paid enough payroll taxes to be considered insured? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be offered to claimants if the Social Security Administration decides they are disabled, blind, or aged (65 years or older), and their resources and income are below the levels allowed by the SSA. In 2011, the resource limit is $2,000 per individual and $3,000 per couple.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in San Diego

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in San Diego, California



To apply for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance in San Diego, California, or the surrounding cities including: Poway, Ramona, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Jamul, or Alpine, you can contact the Social Security Administration Office by:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for the San Francisco Region


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

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

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

San Diego Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Offices

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 San Diego office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
525 B Street, 8th Floor,
San Diego, California 92101

Telephone: (866) 331-2294
Fax: (619) 557-6733

The San Diego ODAR office services the following Social Security Field Offices in California: Chula Vista, El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, La Mesa, National City, San Diego, and San Marcos.



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Disability Determination Services in San Diego

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 office which services San Diego, California, is listed below:

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 85501,
San Diego, California 92186-5501

Telephone: 619-278-4550

Disability Determination Service Division,
P.O. Box 85326,
San Diego, CA 92186-5326

Telephone: 619-278-4300


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Social Security Administration Offices in San Diego


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,
8505 Aero Dr,
San Diego, CA 92123

Telephone: 866-331-6397

Social Security Administration,
1333 Front Street,
San Diego, CA 92101

Telephone: 619-557-5257