Fresno Social Security Disability Resources

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits in Fresno, CA, it’s not unusual for several months to go by before your initial application is reviewed. It’s also important to realize that the majority of claims are denied, even after second reviews and appeals – about 52%.

If you’re denied at the first review, you may request a second. If the second review also results in a denial, you’re next step is to appeal. Your application will then be reviewed by an Administrative Law Judge. It can take anywhere from six months to more than a year before all reviews and appeals are processed.

The Social Security Administration requires individuals who receive SSD to be unable to work for a year or more as a result of permanent or long-term disability.

Fresno Health Resources

You submit your application for Fresno disability benefits to your local office where it’s reviewed for completeness. Then it will be forwarded on to the Fresno Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation of your disability will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine eligibility.

Supporting your claim means showing you’ve received ongoing and regular medical care for the disabling condition causing your disability. Paying for healthcare with limited financial resources can be difficult. Here are a few Fresno disability resources for free and low cost medical services.

Regional Medical Community Health Center
2505 E Divisadero St.
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 457-5500

Divisadero Community Health Center
145 N Clark St.
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 457-5919

Divisadero Community Health Center
2021 E Divisadero St.
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 457-5900

Orange and Butler Community Health Center
1350 S Orange Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702
(559) 457-5400

Kings Winery Medical Clinic
4929 E Kings Canyon Rd.
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 255-6476

West Fresno Community Health Center
302 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 457-5700

Elm Community Health Center
2790 S Elm Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 457-5200

Fresno Mental Health Resources

Many people are disabled psychological or mental condition. For others, these kinds of conditions may play a role in their physical disability. In either even, you must include substantiating documentation in your Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income application showing ongoing mental health care. Here are a few of the Fresno disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.

Community Behavioral Health Center
7171 N Cedar Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 449-8000

For more information, on affordable or free mental health resources in your area, contact the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health at (559)253-9180, or visit their website.

Fresno Supplemental Security Benefits

Those who receive Fresno disability benefits are sometimes eligible for other benefits as well, like Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or other similar services. Medicaid (which is called Medi-Cal in California) and Medicare pay medical-related expenses.

To discover more about Medi-Cal and Medicare, contact:

Fresno County’s Low Income Health Program
The Heritage Center
3151 N. Millbrook Rd.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-1377

Your Fresno Social Security Disability Claim

An application for Fresno disability benefits which contains all the appropriate medical documentation has a higher chance of being approved, but there is nothing that completely guarantees you’ll be found eligible. A Fresno Social Security attorney can greatly increase your chances though.

If you’re concerned about paying for a Fresno Social Security lawyer, you need not worry. He or she is only paid if you’re approved for benefits, at which point the lawyer would receive 25% (up to a max of $6,000) of the retroactive benefits you’re paid at the start of your SSD.

If you are interested in obtaining an evaluation of your Social Security Disability case, click the "Free Disability Evaluation" link at the top of the page for your free case evaluation or to get more information about hiring a Fresno disability attorney.

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