The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to those who can no longer maintain employment as a result of being sick or disabled. While these benefits are often a necessary form of support for many people, they can be very difficult to qualify for. Because of this, we strongly suggest that you seek the assistance of a Daly City attorney or advocate.
On this page we will explain the importance of professional, legal advice and we will provide you with the background information needed to make informed decisions about your claim. Any other questions you may have can be answered by a representative at your local Social Security field office. The office nearest to Daly City has been listed below:
355 Gellert Blvd
Daly City CA 94015
This office is located on Gellert Blvd between Serramonte Blvd and Hickey Blvd. If traveling from 280 S, exit on Serramonte Blvd, take a left on Gellert Blvd, take a left at the first light, then take the first right into Serramonte Plaza. US Bank is located in the front of the building and the Koi Palace and Outback Restaurants are located behind the building. This office also handles claimants from the following California cities: Brisbane, Daly City, and Pacifica.
Hiring a Daly City Disability Attorney or Advocate
The Social Security Disability application process is notorious for being lengthy and complicated. As an applicant you will be required to collect a variety of records pertaining to your condition, your finances, and your employment history. You’ll also have to keep track of important dates and times.
Unless you dedicate your time to remaining organized, it can be very easy to make a costly mistake. An attorney or advocate will keep this from happening and will handle the more complicated parts of the application process—leaving you free to focus on your health and well-being.
If you are hesitant to seek the help of a layer because you are worried about the cost, it is important that you understand how Social Security Disability professionals are paid. Unlike most legal professional, a disability lawyer will not be paid unless you, the claimant, are awarded benefits.
If successful, the SSA will handle the payment by deducting the fee from any back pay that you earn. Even then there are limits as to how much a disability attorney can charge. For more information about paying an attorney or advocate, click here.
A Daly City Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Santa Cruz County, Alameda County, and Santa Clara County: San Francisco, Brisbane, Oakland, Broadmoor, Colma, San Bruno, Pacifica, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Mantara, El Granada, Belmont, Redwood City, San Rafael, and Richmond.
If you have any questions or concerns about the lawyers in Daly City, contact the following bar association:
San Mateo County Bar Association
303 Bradford St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Daly City Social Security Disability Appeal Hearings
After submitting an initial application for disability benefits, more than half of all applicants will be denied. If you wish to continue seeking benefits at this point, you will be required to enter the appeals process of the application. This often requires applicants to appear before a judge and can be extremely stressful.
Because the appeal hearing is your one chance to “tell your side of the story”—so to speak—it is important that you answer the judge’s questions clearly and accurately. Any missing or inconsistent information could potentially harm the outcome of your claim. Having an attorney to advise you throughout the hearing will increase your chances of approval.
Daly City Social Security Disability hearings are typically held in the San Francisco hearing office—which is located about 11 miles away from Daly City.
Applicants who have already been through the initial application and are now waiting for their scheduled appeal hearing, often experience significant financial struggle. If you can no longer pay for medical care, food, or shelter, speak to your lawyer about congressional inquiry.
Essentially this means that you or your legal representative can reach out to your local congressman to explain the circumstances you are facing. If your congressperson agrees, he or she may be able to come to an agreement with the hearing office to expedite your appeal hearing. Your congressperson's office location is:
1301 Clay St,
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 763-0370
Complete the following form to consult with a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for free: