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Social Security Disability in Chicago, IL

Get Your Disability Benefits Insurance in Chicago

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Social Security Disability benefits have been created to provide wage replacement for individuals who are severely impaired and are unable to work. Social Security Disability benefits from the Federal Government are available through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Social Security Disability Insurance in Chicago provides benefits to workers who are disabled due to a severe physical or mental health condition and are not able to work for at least 12 continuous months. Chicago SSDI is available to workers who have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. Most full time workers can earn 4 work credits per year.

Supplemental Security Income in Chicago may be available to individuals who do not have a significant work history but are disabled, aged (age 65 and older), or blind and are unable to work. Chicago SSI claimants must also have very limited income and resources.


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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois, is in the Chicago region which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. If you would like information about applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Chicago, you can contact the Social Security Administration in Chicago, Illinois, in three ways:

  1. Applying for social security by telephone, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
  2. Apply and try qualifying for social security benefits by visiting the nearest Chicago Social Security Administration regional office. If you do not know the nearest Social Security office, visit the Social Security Administration website at http://www.ssa.gov/. Locate the Office Locator page and enter your zip code to find the regional office nearest you. We have also listed a few Chicago area social security offices on this page for your convenience.
  3. You can apply for disability benefits online at the Social Security Administration's website, www.socialsecurity.gov.

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for the Chicago Region


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Chicago Region services and schedules appeal hearings for residents in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. You can reach the Chicago Regional Office at the address below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
200 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576

Chicago, Illinois ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of our 25 hearing offices. The address, location, phone number for the Chicago hearing office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Suite 900,
200 West Adams Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (866) 964-1719
Fax: (312) 886- 3504

-This office services the following Social Security Field Offices:

Chicago-South, Chicago-West, Chicago-East, Chicago Near Southwest, Chicago-Southeast, Chicago-Near Northwest, Chicago-Lawndale, Chicago-Loop, Chicago-Back of the Yards


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Social Security Field Offices in Chicago, Illinois



Social Security Administration
4849 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60630

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
77 West Jackson Blvd
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
1233 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60607

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
4631 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
2127 Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
6338 S. Cottage Grove
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60637

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
1111 East 87th Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60619

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
3260 W. Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
8658 S Sacramento Ave
Chicago, IL 60652

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
1279 N Milwaukee Ave
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60642

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
2416 S Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60623

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
5130 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
104 S. Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213



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Disability Determination Services for Illinois

The Disability Determination Service (DDS) reviews the medical records and other supporting documents for the claimant and determines if a claimant is disabled. The DDS for the state of Illinois is located at:

Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Disability Services,
P.O. Box 19250,
Springfield, Illinois 62794

Telephone: 800-225-3607



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Chicago Social Security Disability Attorney

Choose the right social security lawyer in Chicago to get the SSDI or SSI benefits you need

If you suffer from an injury or illness is that is debilitating and serious, as well as prevents you from the ability to work, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. Your Chicago disability lawyer or advocate can help you understand what it takes to apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The right disability attorney in Chicago will be able to help you understand the eligibility requirements that the SSA has set forth within their guidelines and regulations. The SSA offers the federal program of social security disability benefits for those that have become permanently disabled by means of a physical injury or impairment or a mental condition.

There is a process that you must go through in order to apply for and receive SSDI or SSI benefits and your Chicago social security lawyer or advocate can help you with the entire process. Click here for a free evaluation and find a suitable, professional, and caring Chicago lawyer or advocate that can help you through the entire Social Security Disability benefit process. When choosing your lawyer, make sure you choose one that reputable, knowledgeable, and personable all at the same time. Ensure that he or she will help you through the entire claims process and knows exactly what to do, what is needed, and how to get it.

In order to apply for social security and be accepted for disability benefits, you and your SSDI/SSI lawyer or Chicago disability advocate must prove that you have been permanently disabled and cannot perform typical work requirements for a substantial time period. If you are denied for your benefits, which usually happens on the first application, you have many other options available to you. Your disability attorney or advocate can and should be able to help you through the whole process by representing you, presenting your case for reconsideration, hearings, and any appeals that may be necessary to get your claim approved and benefits to start being paid to you. If the Social Security Administration finds that you are not eligible for benefits, you should immediately have your lawyer or advocate start the appeals process, first they can help you with reconsideration. If the reconsideration does not work, he or she will represent you at a hearing with an ALJ (Administrative Law Judge). If further action is necessary your disability benefits lawyer or advocate can help you with the appeals council or if necessary further appeals at the higher levels of the court of law.

It is important that you find an attorney or advocate that has specific expertise in the subject of social security disability benefits and can guide you through the process with ease and comfort for you. Click here for a free evaluation and find the local Chicago disability lawyer or advocate that works well for you. You can find a lawyer or advocate that is knowledgeable, experienced, personable, and knows what it takes to get the benefits you deserve to help you live the best quality of life with your disability. Outside of Chicago, we also have social security disability lawyers and advocates within the surrounding areas of Springfield, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Rockford, and St. Louis.