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If you have become disabled you likely have already attempted to apply for disability benefits. Generally, the social security administration turns the first application for social security benefits down. The fact remains that even though you are disabled, you will still have the need to pay bills and acquire health insurance. There are many types of disability, mental disabilities, spinal problems, and 50 years of age and older disabilities. All of these types of disability, create a problem with obtaining work, continuing the work you had previously done, and could result in the loss of a once productive career path.

If you have applied for social security disability but have been denied, you should look to find an Anchorage social security disability attorney. Your attorney or advocate should be knowledgeable and have extensive expertise in fighting for their client’s right to obtain social security disability benefits. Because the claims and social security benefits process can be confusing, your chosen Anchorage social security disability attorney or advocate can help you in explaining the entire process, key terms in the benefits, and help you in filing your claim further. Many people are unaware that even if they have been denied the first time, they may still be able to get the benefits with the help of an attorney.

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It is extremely important to not give up in your search for social security disability benefits. Your chosen Anchorage social security disability attorney or advocate can help you file for a claim reconsideration, they can also help you with appeals if you have been denied. There are a few different ways the decision can be appealed; first, it is typically presented to an ALJ (administrative law judge), if need be it proceeds onto the DAC (Disability appeals council, then onto the federal courts if no solution has arisen. You chosen attorney or advocate will be able to help you every step of the way. Additionally, if you are in a situation where the financial aspects of your life are in dire straits, you may be eligible to have your claim considered at a faster rate, yet another service your attorney or advocate should be able to provide you.

At any rate, if you find that you will not qualify for social security disability benefits, you may find that you are eligible for SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Your Anchorage social security disability attorney or advocate will be able to help you decide what you could qualify for and take you through all the necessary steps to ensure success. You should find an attorney or advocate that is personable, understand of your needs and situation, and willing to help you fight for what you deserve.


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Social Security Disability in Anchorage


Social Security Disability Insurance in Anchorage is a wage replacement program paid by the Federal Government to workers who have contributed taxes and have earned enough "work credits" to qualify. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Anchorage can be paid to qualified workers who are unable to work due to a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 months, and the condition is so severe it does not allow the worker to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Individuals who have not paid taxes or who have not worked will not qualify for SSDI in Anchorage. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly cash assistance through the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) to individuals who are blind, aged (65 years or older), or disabled and who have limited income and resources. SSI in Anchorage is paid to claimants to help them meet their minimum monthly expenses.


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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits in Anchorage, Alaska


To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Anchorage or any cities nearby including: Wasilla, Palmer, Sterling, Soldotna, Bethel, Kodiak or Juneau, contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for Alaska

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the state of Alaska is in the Seattle Region. The Seattle ODAR office conducts hearings and makes decisions for the residents in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
Columbia Tower, Suite 2900
701 Fifth Street, M/S 904
Seattle, Washington 98103-7075

Telephone: (206) 615-2236
Fax: (206) 615-2247


Anchorage ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's five hearing offices. The address, location, and phone number for Anchorage, Alaska, is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
188 West Northern Lights Blvd., 6th Floor
Anchorage, AK 99513

Telephone: (907) 271- 6285
Fax: (907) 271- 6721

The Anchorage Social Security Field Office services all of the following Alaskan cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan.


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Disability Determination Services Office for Anchorage, Alaska

Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office (DDS). It may take up to 90 days to receive an answer of whether or not the application has been accepted or denied.

Disability Determination Services
619 E. Ship Creek Avenue
Suite 305
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Telephone: 907-777-8100
Fax: 800-577-3334


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Social Security Offices for Alaska

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Anchorage perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Below is a brief list of Anchorage area social security offices that we find to be helpful for you on your quest for ss benefits.

Social Security Administration
222 W 8th Ave
Room A11
Anchorage, AK 99513
Telephone: (907) 271-4455

Social Security Administration
101 12th Avenue
Room 138
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: (907) 456-5390

Social Security Administration
709 W 9 - POB 21327
Room 231 Fed Bldg
Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: (907) 586-7070

Social Security Administration
628 Mill Street
Room 503, Federal Building
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Telephone: (907) 225-5200