Oceanside Social Security Disability Resources

When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Oceanside, 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 (SSA) requires individuals who receive SSD to be unable to work for a year or more as a result of permanent or long-term disability. To put in an application for SSD, you’ll need to call the SSA at (800)772-1213 or set up an appointment to complete the application at your local SSA field office.

If you need help finding your nearest SSA office, call the main SSA phone number listed above, or visit the online SSA Office Locator. Some applicants for Oceanside disability benefits also complete their forms online on the SSA’s site

Oceanside Health Resources

You submit your application for Oceanside disability benefits to your local office where it’s reviewed for completeness. Then it will be forwarded on to the Oceanside Disability Determination Services office where the medical documentation of your disability will be reviewed under SSA guidelines to decide if you should receive benefits.

Supporting your claim means showing you’ve 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 Oceanside disability resources for free and low cost medical services.

Vista Community Clinic
818 Pier View Way,
Oceanside, CA 92054-2803

Vista Community Clinic
517 N Horne St,
Oceanside, CA 92054-2518

North County Health Services
2210 Mission Ave, Suite 1,
Oceanside, CA 92058-2329

North County Health Services
605 Crouch St,
Oceanside, CA 92054-4415

Oceanside Mental Health Resources

Many people are disabled by 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 Oceanside disability resources for low cost and free mental health providers.

Oceanside Health Center
605 Crouch St,
Oceanside, CA 92054

For additional resources, visit the San Diego County Network of Care for Behavioral Health website.

Oceanside Supplemental Security Benefits

Those who receive Oceanside disability benefits are sometimes eligible for other benefits as well, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 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 learn more about SSI, contact the Oceanside SSA District Office at:

Social Security Administration
2160 S El Camino Real,
Oceanside, CA 92054

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

San Diego County Health and Human Services Department Family Resource Center
1315 Union Plaza Court
Oceanside, CA 92054

Your Oceanside Social Security Disability Claim

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

If you’re concerned about paying for an Oceanside Social Security lawyer’s service, don’t be. 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 an Oceanside disability lawyer.

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