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Social Security Disability in San Jose, CA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in San Jose

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available for claimants who are unable to work due to a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow the claimant to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Not all disabled workers will qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in San Jose. Workers must accrue sufficient work credits by working and paying payroll taxes and be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration. San Jose SSDI Claimants generally can qualify with 20- 40 work credits, depending on their age at the time of their disability. Social Security Disability Insurance in San Jose may also be paid to a widow, widower, or dependent of a disabled worker who has or is currently receiving SSDI monthly benefit payments.

Claimants who have not worked or paid sufficient taxes will not qualify for San Jose SSDI benefits. The Federal Government does, however, offer another wage replacement program called Supplemental Security Income for the disabled, blind, or aged (65 years or older) who have very limited resources and income. In 2011, the resource limit for SSI in San Jose is $2,000 per individual and $3,000 per couple.

San Jose Supplemental Security Income (SSI benefits) 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 Jose

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Filing or appealing a social security disability claim is often confusing and time consuming. Filing disability with a resourceful disability lawyer in San Jose alleviates these issues. More people receive approval for disability when they hire an SSI or SSDI attorney in San Jose as opposed to when they do not. This fact alone should be incentive for you to research your SSDI or SSI lawyer options in San Jose. At (, we have a network of experienced San Jose disability lawyers who manage disability cases every day. In most cases, these San Jose attorneys or benefits advocates do not receive payments until your claim has been approved by the SSA. We offer a free confidential evaluation that can help you get on the right path towards receiving disability payments.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in San Jose, California

To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in San Jose, California, or the surrounding cities including: Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Campbell, Sunny Vale, Milpitas, or Morgan Hill, you can contact the Social Security Administration 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 Jose 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 Jose ODAR office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
280 South First Street,
San Jose, California 95113-3086

Telephone: (866) 331- 2219
Fax: (408) 535- 5286

The San Jose Social Security ODAR office services the following Social Security Field Offices in California: Campbell, Gilroy, Mountain View, Redwood City, Salinas, San Jose, San Jose East, San Jose South Santa Cruz, and Watsonville.

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Disability Determination Services in San Jose

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 closest DDS office to San Jose which services California is listed below:

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

Telephone: 510-622-3506

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Social Security Administration Offices in San Jose

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. The social security offices in the San Jose area are listed below:

Social Security Administration,
280 S First Street,
Room 244,
San Jose, CA 95112

Telephone: 1-866-331-2235

Social Security Administration,
6140 Cottle Road,
San Jose, CA 95123

Telephone: 408-224-8200

Social Security Administration,
2500 Fontaine Rd,
San Jose, CA 95121

Telephone: 866-931-4496