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Sacramento Social Security Disability Resources

Being found eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in Sacramento, CA requires the inclusion of significant documentation of medical conditions in your application. The Social Security Administration guidelines for receiving Sacramento disability benefits include being able to prove that you’ve been unable to work for a year or more as a result of long term or permanent disability.

The disability claim review process of the SSA is extensive. The initial review can take four months of more for Sacramento disability benefits. Many claims are denied at this stage. If yours is among them, you can request a second review. If denied on the second go around, you’ll need to appeal the decision and your application will then be reviewed by an Administrative Law Judge. The entire process can take a year or longer and only about 57% of applicants are found eligible to receive SSD benefits.

To apply for Sacramento disability benefits, you can call the SSA main phone line at (800) 772-1213 or contact your local SSA office for help. If you need assistance finding your local office, call the line listed above or visit the SSA Office Locator webpage. You may also complete your application online via the SSA’s website.

Sacramento Health Resources

Your application will be reviewed for completeness at your local office before it is sent on to the Sacramento Disability Determination Services office. The DDS reviews the entire claim, with special focus on the medical documentation of your disability. This documentation must show that you’ve received ongoing and consistent medical treatment for the medical conditions at fault for your disability. Paying for healthcare when disabled can be difficult. Here are some Sacramento disability resources for low cost and free medical services.

Mercy/Loaves and Fishes Clinic
1321 N C St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 446-3345

Health For All - V Street Clinic
923 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 446-6553

John H. Jones Community Clinic – West Sacramento
500 Jefferson Blvd., Ste B195
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 403-2970

Salud Clinic – West Sacramento
500 Jefferson Blvd., Ste B180
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 403-2900

Oak Park Clinic
3415 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 325-5556

Sacramento Community Clinic at Del Paso
2200 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 924-7988

Sacramento Mental Health Resources

Whether your primary disability is mental or psychological in nature or such conditions play a role in your physical disability, you will need to include medical documentation of ongoing treatment from a mental health provider in your disability application. Here are a few Sacramento disability resources for low cost and free mental health services.

El Hogar Community Services
930 G St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-2933

Catholic Social Services of Sacramento
5890 Newman Ct.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 452-7481

Families First Community Based Services
2330 Glendale Ln., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 641-9595

Mercy Medical Group Behavioral Health Department
1792 Tribute Rd., Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 924-6400

Sacramento Supplemental Security Benefits

If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Sacramento, you may also be eligible for other benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and Medicare. SSI helps cover living expenses, while Medicare and Medicaid (which is called Medi-Cal in California) cover medical-related expenses. To learn more about applying for SSI, contact the Sacramento SSA District office at:

Social Security Administration
8351 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
(877) 274-5419

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

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance
1725 28th St.
Sacramento,  95816
(916) 874-2256

Your Sacramento Social Security Disability Claim

Extensive medical documentation is essential in any SSD application but even with such documentation there is still no guarantee you’ll be found eligible for benefits. A Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer can help increase your chances.

With limited income, you may be worried about paying for legal services. A Sacramento Social Security Disability attorney charges no upfront fees. In fact, it is only if you’re approved for SSD that the attorney is paid, receiving 25% of your retroactive SSD benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000.

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 Sacramento disability lawyer.