Health Based SSI Advocacy
Bringing the Doctor to the Client

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

Serving a clientele that often does not have medical or mental health care; we have doctors and case managers onsite at San Francisco General Assistance (GA) and CalWORKs. This allows us to identify clients who have disabling conditions, document their disabilities, and complete successful applications for SSI/SSDI/CAPI benefits. The program was implemented over 13 years ago and now enables over 10% of the county GA caseload to transition to these benefits annually. Come hear how we got started, our keys to effective advocacy, and the benefits we bring our clients and the county.

Health Based SSI Advocacy

  • Tom Neill, Manager, CAAP Health Services, San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Shane McCall, Supervising Physician, San Francisco Human Services Agency