The mid-sized city of Hayward, California, which is located in the East Bay area of Alameda County, reported a 2010 census population of 144,186. Key sectors playing a significant role in Hayward’s economy include education, retail and manufacturing.
Hayward is among the communities serviced by the Region 9 district office of the Social Security Administration (SSA), located in San Francisco. The regional office receives about 83,500 new cases each year and handles the distribution of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to almost 790,000 individuals.
SSDI is awarded to people who are unable to work for a year or more as a result of total or complete disability. In order to qualify for SSDI, you must meet the SSA’s disability requirements and have accumulated sufficient work credits throughout the course of your employment during the previous decade. If you do not meet the work credit requirements for receiving SSD benefits, you may still be eligible for SSI.
Apply for Hayward Social Security Disability Benefits
The Hayward SSD application process is a long and complicated one, and applicants may go through several rounds of reviews. The Social Security Administration (SSA) only approves about 31 percent of initial claims reviewed in the San Francisco regional office, which means all other applicants must request a second review and many also need to file an appeal if they are denied a second time. With only about 12 percent of those who receive a second review of their SSD claim being found eligible for benefits, the majority of people who are initially denied benefits must proceed through the appeals process, which requires their cases are reviewed by an administrative law judge.
The most prominent reason for denial of Hayward
Social Security Disability benefits claims is a lack of sufficient medical documentation, or the absence of specific and required medical test results. Hiring an experienced Hayward Social Security attorney who is familiar with the SSA’s requirements about medical documentation is in your best interest. Doing so early in the disability application process can shorten your wait for a decision and make it more likely you’ll be approved for benefits.
Listed below is the Social Security office which accepts Hayward disability applications:
Hayward/Livermore Social Security Disability
24301 Southland Dr, Suite 500,
Hayward, CA 94545
Hayward Social Security Disability Resources
In order to be found eligible for SSD benefits by the SSA, you must show sufficient documentation that you’ve received ongoing medical care for any disabling conditions. This can be quite challenging when you have limited income. Here are some free and low cost Hayward disability resources for receiving medical treatment.
Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
22331 Mission Blvd,
Hayward, CA 94541-3911
Winton Wellness Center
24100 Amador St,
Hayward, CA 94544-1273
Your Hayward Disability Claim
Ensuring all of the right documentation is present in your case file, including the appropriate medical records, is critical to a favorable determination on SSD eligibility. Before you submit your initial application to your local SSA office, you should consider getting a free case evaluation from a Hayward Social Security attorney. He or she will review your application and all the documentation of your case and make sure your file is as sound and thorough as possible in order to increase your chances of receiving SSD benefits. A Hayward disability lawyer can also argue your case at the appeals hearing, if necessary, and can help you prepare for testifying in front of the administrative law judge. Disability attorneys charge no fees upfront and are only paid if you receive SSD benefits.