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Social Security Disability in Chesapeake, VA

Get Your Disability Benefits Insurance in Chesapeake

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Workers in Chesapeake may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if they are disabled with a severe mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for 12 continuous months and does not allow the worker to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Social Security Disability Insurance, created by the Federal Government, provides wage replacement for primary wage earners who are determined disabled and who have enough work credits to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration.

Workers may earn work credits by working jobs which are covered by Social Security and paying employment taxes. Credits can generally be earned at a rate of 4 credits per year, and claimants need approximate 20-40 work credits to qualify for SSDI in Chesapeake. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability.

Dependants and spouses, including Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old (who were disabled prior to the age of 22), may also receive Social Security Disability Insurance in Chesapeake.

Claimants who have not consistently worked, who have worked and not paid taxes or who have worked in the home will not qualify for SSDI in Chesapeake. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly payments to the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older), who have very limited income and resources. Claimants who are approved for Chesapeake Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.


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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Chesapeake, Virginia

To apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Chesapeake or any other city in the area including: Suffolk, Hampton, Chester, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hopewell, Newport News or Williamsburg, claimants may contact the Social Security Administration by:


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File for SSI or SSDI benefits with the help of a disability attorney

Having a Chesapeake lawyer in your corner immediately eliminates stress of filing for disability on your own. A knowledgeable attorney gives you reassurance that you have the best chance possible to receive benefits. If you would like to research the advantages of hiring a social security attorney further, get your free evaluation and let an experienced attorney help you today!


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Philadelphia Region (which services Virginia)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Philadelphia Region services the residents in the Mid-Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. You can reach the Philadelphia Regional Office at the address below.

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review
4th Floor, 300 Spring Garden Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Mailing Address:

PO Box 13496, 4th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Telephone: (215) 597-9980
Fax: (215) 597-4183


Chesapeake Regional Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 18 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Norfolk ODAR office is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review
5850 Lake Herbert Drive, 3rd Floor,
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Telephone: (866) 931- 9167
Fax: (757) 459- 6733


The Norfolk Regional Office services the following Social Security Field Offices in Virginia: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. This office also services Meadville, Pennsylvania and Ashtabula, Ohio.



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Disability Determination Services in Chesapeake, VA

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) office, funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Virginia. Virginia residents with disabilities can apply for benefits at their local Social Security Field Office and their SSDI or SSI and their applications will be forwarded to DDS for a disability determination.

Disability Determination Services
Administrative Office,
8004 Franklin Farms Dr,
Richmond, VA 23229

804-662-9322

Disability Determination Services
Northern Regional Office,
11150 Fairfax Blvd. Suite 200,
Fairfax, VA 22030

800-379-9548
703-934-7400

Disability Determination Services
Southwest Regional Office,
111 Franklin Road, SE, Suite 250,
Roanoke, VA 24011

800-627-1288


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Social Security Offices in the Chesapeake Area


According to the Social Security Administration, the social security offices in Virginia 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. It is wise to first call the Chesapeake SSA field office prior to visiting to see if they can indeed help you with your situation. We have provided a few office locations in this section for your assistance.

Social Security Administration
5850 Lake Herbert Drive,
First Floor
Norfolk, VA 23502

Telephone: 1-866-858-6089

Social Security Administration
3305 Airline Blvd,
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Telephone: 1-866-593-8851