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Cannon Disability Law helps hundreds of clients in California every year. Our clients live throughout California. For example, we represent many clients in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento and other California cities. Our goal is to win ongoing monthly SSDI and SSI benefits for you. Also, we will try to win any of your past due SSD benefits.

If the SSA denies your claim, our California attorneys will represent you in a hearing before an SSA judge. Each large California city has their own hearing office. We will prepare you for your hearing, so that you know what questions you will be asked. We will help you testify about your physical or mental condition. Also, we will go with you to your hearing and question the experts. Learn about other cities we serve.

If you can no longer work due to your physical or mental health, then you need to replace your income. You need  help now. We can help you file your application for benefits online at Social Security’s website.


Our goal is to help you every step of the way and that includes filing your initial application in California. One of the most important things that comes with SSD and SSI benefits is health insurance. SSD benefits come with Medicare. Medicare starts after a 29 month waiting period. Find out more information about Medicare benefits.

Healthcare benefits are important. Because once you win benefits you must continue to go to the doctor. Because the SSA can review your case and decide you no longer meet their rules. If they decide you can return to work, they can take away your benefits.

If you hire us to represent you, then we will help you appeal any SSA denials. Likewise, we will request a hearing for you. Find out more about your California SSD hearing.

One of the great things about living in California is that the state offers California state disability benefits.  These are the benefits you should apply for while you are waiting for your federal SSD benefits. Short term benefits may also be available through your employer. If you have private short term insurance benefits, you should also apply for federal benefits.


At Cannon Disability Law, we help you collect your medical records. Then, we make the best legal arguments to support your benefits claim. If you do not have insurance, we offer a free and low cost list of health resources in San Francisco.  Also, if you need to find a doctor we have a list of free medical resources throughout California.

Additionally, when you hire Cannon Disability, our legal team prepares you to testify in court. We will help you answer the judge’s questions. Likewise, we will show you how to why your illness prevents you from working.  When you start to apply for benefits, you need a law firm that has won thousands of SSD claims.

The SSA denies 70% of SSD and SSI claims. They often do so without taking into account the all of your conditions. Sometimes SSA does not review all of your medical records. That is why our law firm has been fighting the SSA’s decisions for over 30 years.

The SSA follows a five step process when they review your SSD case. We make sure the SSA follows their own rules. Also, we fight against what we see as unfair SSA denials. You need a team that is on your side every step of the way. Additionally, you need a legal team who will best present your case to the judge.


Our law firm is one of the top Social Security firms in California. Thousands of clients in California win their SSD and SSI benefits by hiring us.

For example, we are better than other firms because you can start your application with us. We help our clients apply for Social Security and SSI benefits. Learn more here about SSI asset limits. Many other law firms will not help you apply for benefits.

Next, we will appeal your case if you are denied SSD and SSI benefits at the two beginning stages. After that, we will request a hearing for you.

Additionally, we meet with our clients before the hearing. Our job is to help you understand the questions you will be asked by the Judge. We have over 30 years of legal experience in court. Therefore, we know what we need to do to help you obtain benefits.

While waiting for your hearing, we will answer your questions about SSD benefits.  Usually, we can tell you over the phone whether you qualify for benefits. We can also tell you if you have a good chance of winning your case. Talking to us is free. Call today.

To learn about your rights and legal options, contact Cannon Disability. Speak to one of our Social Security experts. Our attorneys are admitted to practice law in California. Additionally, we can help you no matter where you live.


In California, for example, you can apply for SSD benefits by calling 1-800-772-1213.  You can also apply online at the SSA’s website, or visiting a local field office at the locations below:

Oakland Social Security Office Information

San Francisco Social Security Administration Office

Address: 560 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Hours: Opens 9AM Mon

(877) 319-3070

The San Francisco Region of the SSA serves the people of Arizona, California, and Nevada for SSD benefits. They also serve the islands of Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Goals in the San Francisco Region are to provide the best service by using their diverse employee base as a strength. They also use commitment to service and correct decisions as a guide in their work.

The San Francisco region has 162 local offices and 6 telephone service centers. They also have 17 DDS offices. The DDS offices make the decision as to whether or not you win SSD or SSI benefits. Additionally, because California has a large population, there are 20 hearings offices.

California also has the Western Program Service Center. Additionally, they have a diverse work force of 6,500 employees spread over six time zones.

More than 43% of their workers speak more than one language. If you count all the languages they speak, the number is over 70 languages. This is a great service to those seeking California benefits.


California’s grant rate for SSD and SSI benefits is very close to the national rate. For instance, almost 38% of people who apply for benefits win at the initial level. Likewise, at the next appeal level, about 13% more of the cases that appeal receive an award of benefits. Learn more about how to file a request for reconsideration.

If you receive a denial at the second stage, then the next thing to do is to request a hearing.  In 2021, 58% of the cases who request a hearing receive benefits. The chances of winning SSD and SSI benefits triple when you hire an attorney.

Stage of Application



Initial Application



Reconsideration Review



Appeal Hearing



The average wait time in California for an ALJ hearing in early 2021 is about 12 months. Learn more about California hearing offices.


Call us for a free review of your case. Usually, we can tell you over the phone if you qualify for benefits.  It does not cost anything to become our client. Also, you will not owe an attorney fee until we win your case.

Contact Cannon Disability today to see if you qualify for SSDI benefits. Social Security benefits come with Medicare after a 29 month waiting period. Find out more about Medicare benefits.

Also, call us if you think you deserve Supplemental Security Income. SSI benefits come with Medicaid. Go here to learn more information about Medicaid benefits. Please call us if you have any questions about winning your SSDI or SSI benefits.

We can help you file an application for benefits. When you call, be ready to tell us why you cannot work. Additionally, we need to know who your doctors are and if you have already sent in an application for benefits. We will also ask you questions about your doctors and your past work for the last 15 years. In the past 30 years, we have won over 20,000 SSD and SSI claims for our clients. Our goal is to win your case. Therefore, we want to help you too.


You do not need to try to win SSDI and SSI benefits by yourself. Our law firm can help file your SSDI and SSI application. Also, we can help you appeal every SSA denial. That way, you can focus on your health. For example, our attorneys and staff can:


If you file your application for benefits online at Social Security’s website, then you have 6 months to complete it. However, if you have a medical condition that automatically wins SSD benefits, then you should file your application as soon as possible. Once you submit your application online, the SSA sends you an application summary in the mail. You must sign the summary and mail it back. Send it in quickly.

You are the person who must sign your own application. Even if a lawyer helps you file the application online, the SSA will send you a summary of the application. This will happen whether it is an SSD or SSI application. No one else can sign your application. You must do it so that the SSA knows you wish to file an application. We cannot sign an application for you. Your original signature is required.

Once you file your application, you may receive an initial denial. The SSA denies most applications. Therefore,  once you receive an SSA denial, you have 60 days to file an appeal. You must meet the time limit set by the SSA. If you do not, then you will have to start the process over again, by filing another application. That means you will lose any benefits you could receive on any prior application.


Our attorneys help clients in the Oakland/San Francisco area. Find out more about our practice in the Oakland/San Francisco area. Additionally, we represent clients in San Diego and other towns. You can find out more information about our services for San Diego SSD benefits. If you are wondering where your hearing will be, then go to our page about California hearing offices.

Find out more about our legal practice and winning Utah SSD benefits. Read here to find out more about benefits and our legal help for Nevada SSD benefits. We also represent clients in Idaho and California. Likewise, we practice in Colorado.  Our main office, however, is in Salt Lake City, Utah. But, we can represent you anywhere you live.  Our attorneys are members of the bar in multiple states.


Additionally, Dianna Cannon is a member of the California state bar. She represents clients for California disability benefits. Likewise, she has experience winning SSD and SSI cases for the past thirty years.

If you want to find out more, then visit Dianna Cannon’s page. Additionally, find out more about our other lawyers on our About Us page. You can also review our client paperwork on our Fee Agreement and Important Forms page.

If you receive a denial during the Social Security appeal process, then we can help you appeal those denials. Also, we can appeal a judge’s denial to the Appeals Council. Find out more about the Appeals Council. We can also appeal your case to Federal Court. It can take years to appeal a case to Federal Court, but some cases are worth that kind of fight. Learn about Federal Court appeals.

Don’t wait to contact us. Because your ability to be paid benefits doesn’t start until you apply. Therefore, every day you wait to apply is a day you lose benefits.  Apply today. You can file your application online.

If you want to start your application now, for example, you can file it on SSA’s website. If you start the application and aren’t able to finish it, then call us. We can help you finish it. Also, call now for a free review of your case. We want to help you win California disability benefits.

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