San Jose residents who are unable to work might be considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. In order to be approved for these, you’ll need to provide evidence to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you can’t work in any job due to a disabling condition (or conditions), and that this has persisted, or is expected to persist, for at least a year.
You can visit your local San Jose Social Security office to file your application for benefits, or apply for SSD benefits online. Unfortunately, almost three-fourths of disability applications are denied. When this happens you can appeal the decision by filing a Request for Reconsideration. Only 10% of denials are reversed upon reconsideration. If you’re applying for Social Security in San Jose, your best chance at getting awarded benefits is at or following your disability hearing. There, you’ll get the chance to personally testify in front of an administrative law judge at a San Jose Social Security office, and in San Jose about 63% of disability hearings result in the claimant being awarded benefits.
San Jose Disability Health Resources
It’s extremely important to get regular treatment for the conditions that cause you to be unable to work. The SSA will primarily be evaluating your medical records when deciding whether or not to approve your claim. It can be nearly impossible to get approved for Social Security Disability in San Jose without having things like doctor’s notes and test results that provide evidence of your conditions and how they contribute to your inability to work.
Some San Jose Social Security Disability applicants could need help affording the medical treatment that they need. Luckily there are some San Jose healthcare resources listed below that may be able to provide these treatment for free or at a reduced cost.
100 Oak St.
San Jose, CA 91550
195 East Virginia St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Saratoga Medical Clinic
1060 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
Wellcare Health Center
1080 Minnesota Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
San Clara Valley Medical Center
2400 Moorpark Avenue, #220
San Jose, CA 95128
1711 Branham Ln.
San Jose, CA 95118
A Health Clinic
San Jose, CA 95128
San Jose Mental Health Resources
If depression or another mental health condition contributes to your inability to work, it’s equally important to receive the appropriate psychiatric treatment. If you’re seeking San Jose mental health resources, contact the Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center at 1-800-704-0900.
San Jose State Supplemental Benefits
If you’re approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits (needs-based disability) you could also be eligible for an additional payment from the State of California. This payment could be anywhere from around $120 to over $400, and depends on your living arrangement.
San Jose SSI recipients are often eligible for medical assistance through California’s Medi-Cal program. To obtain more information you can visit a local Department of Public Social Service office or call 1-877-597-4777.
Your San Jose Social Security Disability Claim
Unfortunately, a large number of San Jose residents have their application for benefits denied despite obtaining regular treatment for their serious medical condition(s). One way to reduce the likelihood that you’ll be forced to endure the lengthy appeals process is to hire a San Jose Social Security Disability attorney. Whether you’re just applying, or are waiting for your disability hearing, a knowledgeable San Jose disability lawyer can ensure that the SSA has all of your relevant medical records and can highlight the most important parts. A San Jose Social Security Disability lawyer can also prepare you for your hearing and communicate with the SSA regarding the status of your application.
It costs nothing upfront to hire a qualified San Jose Social Security lawyer – they are only paid if, and when, you receive benefits. When your application is approved, your San Jose disability attorney receives a fee equal to 25% of your back 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 San Jose social security attorney.