Hayward Social Security Disability Resources

When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD)benefits in Hayward, CA, it is not unusual for several months to go by before your initial application is reviewed. It is also important to realize that the majority of claims are denied, even after a second review – about 42 percent.

If you are denied at the first review, you may request a reconsideration. If the second review also results in a denial, your next step is to appeal. An appeal will put your application in the queue to be reviewed by an administrative law judge at a hearing. It can take anywhere from six months to more than a year before all reviews and appeals are processed.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires individuals who receive SSD to be unable to work, or to be unable to work as you were previously able, as a result of permanent or long-term disability.

Hayward Health Resources

You submit your application for Hayward disability benefits to your local office where it is reviewed for completeness. It will then be forwarded on to the Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to determine eligibility.

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

Tennyson Health Center
27035 Whitman St, #1A
Hayward, CA 94545

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
22331 Mission Blvd
Hayward CA 94541

Tri-City Health Center
770 A St, #106
Hayward, CA 94541

Winton Wellness Center
24100 Amador St, Suite 250
Hayward, CA 94544

Hayward 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 event, you must include substantiating documentation in your SSD application showing ongoing mental health care. Here are a few of the Hayward disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.

Behavioral Family Support Services
22211 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541-2712

East Bay Community Recovery Project
Hayward Outpatient Division
22971 Sutro Street, Suite A
Hayward, CA 94541

Hayward Supplemental Security Benefits

Those who receive Hayward disability benefits are sometimes eligible for other benefits as well, including: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is most often issued to those who need residential care or significant help in paying for everyday expenses. Medicaid – which is called Medi-Cal in California – and Medicare both pay medical-related expenses. To learn more about SSI, contact the Hayward SSA District Office at:

Social Security Administration
24301 Southland Dr, Suite 500
Hayward, CA 94545

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

Alameda County Social Services Agency
24100 Amador St
Hayward, CA 94544

Your Hayward Social Security Disability Claim

An application for Hayward 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 Hayward Social Security attorney can greatly increase your chances though.

If you are concerned about paying for a Hayward Social Security lawyer’s services, don’t be. He or she is only paid if you are approved for benefits, at which point the lawyer would receive 25% (up to a max of $6,000) of the retroactive benefits you are 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 Hayward disability attorney.

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