San Francisco

Social Security Disability in San Francisco

The Federal Government offer financial assistance through two federal disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

To qualify for Social Security Disability in San Francisco claimants must have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered “insured”. SSDI in San Francisco is only offered to those who are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months due to a severe medical condition. Claimants who qualify for SSDI in San Francisco may also receive Medicare coverage 24 months after the onset date of disability. San Francisco SSDI claimants may also receive dependent benefits which may be paid to certain family members.

If you have not worked or have not worked outside of the home, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be offered to San Francisco residents if the SSA determines you are blind, aged or disabled and your income and resources are very limited. San Francisco SSI claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

If you would like to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income in San Francisco, California, or any of the surrounding cities including: San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Sausalito, Pacifica, or Red Wood City, contact the Social Security Administration by:

  • Calling them at 1-800-772-1213
  • Visiting them online at
  • You can also visit a regional San Francisco Social Security Administration Office. To locate the nearest office in your area go to the website and find the office locator page. Enter your zip code and the nearest Social Security Regional Office in your area will be listed.

San Francisco, California, is in the San Francisco Region which services Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The San Francisco region has 162 local Social Security Administration offices with 17 Disability Determination Services offices.

After you have completed your San Francisco Social Security Disability application it is sent to the appropriate Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for processing.

The Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for San Francisco is located at:

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Equity Building, 16th Floor
301 Howard Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Telephone: 866-770-1221
Fax: (415) 744-2548

Local Social Security Field offices can be found in the following San Francisco locations:

301 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94105

90 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

560 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 705-1500

1098 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 643-3998

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