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Oakland Social Security Disability Resources

The review of an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Oakland, CA, can take several months, and the majority of claims are initially denied (about 49%). If initially denied benefits, you may request a second review. If that second review also ends with a denial, you’ll need to appeal the determination at which point the application will be reviewed by an administrative law judge. It can take anywhere from seven months to year or more before all reviews and appeals are exhausted.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) any disabled individual to have been unable to hold a job for a year or more before applying for SSD benefits. To submit in an application for Oakland disability benefits, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800)772-1213 or set up an appointment at the local SSA office.

Oakland Health Resources

Your completed Oakland disability benefits application should be submitted to your local SSA office where the staff will review it to ensure all forms and documents are present. It will then be sent on to the Oakland Disability Determination Services office where all of the medical documentation supporting your disability claim will be reviewed. To support your claim, you must show you’ve gotten ongoing, appropriate healthcare for the disabling health conditions which have prevented you from working. Doing this with limited financial resources can be very difficult. Here are a few Oakland disability resources for low cost and free healthcare services.

Adult Medical Services
275 14th St,
Oakland, CA 94612-4079
(510)986-8688

Asian Health Services
818 Webster St,
Oakland, CA 94607-4220
(510)986-6800

LifeLong Medical Care - Downtown Oakland Clinic
616 16th St,
Oakland, CA 94612-1205
(510)451-4270

St. Vincent’s Interim Care Stable Site Clinic
2272 San Pablo Ave,
Oakland, CA 94612-1321
(510)636-4236

CVC-MLK
380 Martin Luther King Jr Way,
Oakland, CA 94607-3572
(510)428-3885

West Oakland Health Center
700 Adeline St,
Oakland, CA 94607-2608
(510)835-9610

Antonio Neighborhood Health Center
1030 International Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94606-3730
(510)238-5400

East Bay Native American Health Center
3124 International Blvd,
Oakland, CA 94601-2902
(510)535-4460

Central Health Center
470 27th St,
Oakland, CA 94612
(510)271-4263

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic
610 16th St, Suite 426,
Oakland, CA 94612
(510)601-7660

Eastmont Wellness Center
6955 Foothill Blvd, #200,
Oakland, CA 94605
(510)567-5700

Oakland Mental Health Resources

Many who apply for disability do so because of a mental or psychological condition that is preventing them from earning a living. Others may have such conditions that affect their physical disability. In either case, adequate documentation of mental health treatment received must be part of the application for Oakland disability benefits. Here are some of the Oakland disability resources for free and low cost mental health services.

Casa Del Sol
1501 Fruitvale,
Oakland, CA 94601
(510)535-6200

East Oakland Recovery Center
7200 Bancroft Ave,
Oakland, CA 94605
(510)568-2432

Downtown Oakland Clinic
616 16th St,
Oakland, CA 94612
(510)451-4270

Oakland Supplemental Security Benefits

If approved for Oakland disability benefits, you may also be eligible for other benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI is commonly issued to those who need residential care or other similar services. Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, and Medicare both pay medical-related costs. To learn more about SSI, contact the SSA’s Oakland Office at:

Social Security Administration
238 11th St,
Oakland, CA 94607
(866)964-7420

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

Alameda County Social Services Agency
Medi-Cal Cente
r 8477 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621
(510)777-2300

Your Oakland Social Security Disability Claim

In applying for Oakland disability benefits you’ll need substantial medical documentation, and the stronger that documentation the better. Even then, there is no assurance you’ll be found eligible to receive SSD. An Oakland Social Security lawyer can greatly increase your chances though.

You may be concerned regarding how you’ll pay for an Oakland Social Security lawyer’s service, but you shouldn’t be, as an Oakland Social Security attorney is only paid if you’re approved for benefits. The attorney will then 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 Oakland disability attorney.