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Oakland & San Francisco Disability Information

 Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco California


Oakland and San Francisco are home to over 10 million people. Many of whom are getting SSDI and SSI benefits because they cannot work. If you have a medical condition that stops you from working, you can file an application for SSDI and SSI benefits.

You can file your application by visiting your local office. The address of the local SSA offices in Oakland and San Francisco are below. You can also apply online for benefits at the Social Security website.  It is easiest to apply online. If you need help filing for benefits on line, then contact us. Our lawyers and staff can help you with your SSDI and SSI benefits application.

Most importantly, be aware that all benefits start from the date of application. Therefore, every day you wait to apply is a day you lose money. Call or contact us to see if we can help you win your benefits (800) 732-2323. Put our legal experience in California to work for you.

At Cannon Disability Law, we are licensed Social Security attorneys in California.  We travel to Oakland and San Francisco on a regular basis. Our attorneys represent hundreds of clients in both cities.  Additionally, we offer a free review of your case over the phone.

If you have questions about filing for benefits or want to know if we can help you in your current SSD case, call us. It is free to call our offices. Often, we can tell you over the phone whether we can help you win your SSDI and SSI benefits.


It isn’t necessary to visit the offices below to apply for benefits. However, if you want to do that, you can.  A list of the local offices is listed below for you. Also, you can apply for SSD benefits by calling 1-800-772-1213 or by filling out an online application at Social Security’s website.

Additionally, you should be aware that there is a hearing office in both Oakland and San Francisco. Whatever office you live closer to will be your hearing site. The SSA will send you notice of the time and place for your hearing. You hearing notice will also tell you who your judge is and explain the time period at issue in your benefits case. You should arrive early for your hearing, because it can take time to get through security. There is usually a line to get into the building, just like at the airport. Everyone has to go through security.

Do not skip your hearing. You only get one chance to have a hearing. If you do not attend your hearing, then your case will be denied. And, you will have to apply for SSD benefits all over again. After waiting so long, you do not want to start the process of filing for benefits over again.


If, for some reason, you cannot attend your hearing. Call the hearing office and ask them to give you a new date for your hearing. You do not want to miss your hearing date. Additionally, you do not want to go to your hearing with an attorney who has the experience to represent you. It is never a good idea to try to represent yourself.

If you have never been to a Social Security hearing you don’t know what will happen. The hearing is not easy. You also need to hire an attorney who has experience to win your case.  An attorney will prepare you for the hearing questions and explain what kind of answers the judge expects from you.

This could be one of the most important decisions in your life. Hire a lawyer with experience. You need the best attorney, because you are going to be relying on SSD and SSI benefits as income for the rest of your life.


​In California, SSDI and SSI benefits can be paid for both physical and mental conditions. Learn about California SSD information. For example, you may be a person who has chronic back pain. Or, you may have even had multiple spinal operations.  While you may think that your spinal condition is the only reason you cannot work, chronic pain often results in mental conditions, such as anxiety.

Mental symptoms are important, because they impact your ability to work. The SSA is required to look at the combination of all of your mental and physical issues, to see if they prevent you from working at all jobs. If you need help finding a doctor to support you in your claim for benefits, then we have a list of free and low cost medical resources in California.

Your physical and mental conditions, along with your education and skill level from your past work, may help you win SSD benefits. Especially, if you are over 50 years old. When the SSA looks at your case, they should look at it under their special rules. These rules are known as the Medical Vocational Guidelines or the “GRIDS.”


The GRIDS are helpful to individuals whose medical conditions do not meet or equal a listing. But, their medical condition still prevents them from working. The GRIDS take age discrimination into account. We often ask the judges at our hearings to apply the GRID rules to the SSD and SSI case.

Some people are unable to work due to adverse factors such as advanced age, being unable to learn new work skills, or a lack of education. To learn more about winning SSDI and SSI benefits, read our page about the Medical Vocational Guidelines.  Also, if you are over 50 years old, read about how we help people who are over 50 years old obtain SSDI and SSI benefits.


Oakland Social Security Administration Office
360 22ND ST, Suite 400
Oakland, CA – 94607

Oakland Social Security Administration Office
​Eastmont Town Center
7200 Bancroft Avenue
Oakland, CA – 94605

San Francisco Social Security Administration Office
560 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA – 94108

San Francisco Social Security Administration Office
90 7th St
San Francisco, CA – 94103​

San Francisco Social Security Administration Office
1098 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA – 94110


You do not have to obtain SSD and SSI benefits on your own. If you have a medical condition, we can help file your SSD application. Also, we can help you through each of the appeal stages of the Social Security process in California.

When you leave your case up to us, you can focus on your health. Our attorneys and staff can:

If you file your SSD application online at Social Security’s website, then you have 6 months to complete the application. It is best to complete the application quickly. You don’t want to run out the 6 month time limit.


Don’t worry about paying up front costs to hire an attorney. Most attorneys require an upfront payment before they will begin working on your case. Attorneys charge this before they begin doing any legal work. We don’t work like that. In fact, it doesn’t cost you any money upfront to hire our law firm.

We offer a free review of your case. Also, we do not charge any money upfront. Why? Because you only pay us an attorney fee if we win your case. This means if we win, you pay us out of your back benefits. If you do not win, there is no attorney fee to pay.

If there are costs in your case, then you pay those. But the costs in most cases are less than $100 and consist of getting medical records. Also, most cases take 1.5 to 2 years. This is from start to finish. So, we will work for you for up to two years for free. Of course, we hope to win your case. Once we win, our attorney fee is paid from your back benefit. Learn more information about attorney fees and how they work in SSD cases. Our goal is to win your benefits. Call today. See what we can do for you.

If you want to learn more about our attorneys in Oakland and San Francisco, then go to our About Us page. There, you can learn about Dianna Cannon, Brett Bunkall, and Andria Summers. We can help you win your SSDI and SSI benefits.

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