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Social Security Disability in Cincinnati, OH

Qualify for Disability Benefits Insurance in Cincinnati

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Workers in Cincinnati 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 them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Social Security Disability Insurance in Cincinnati was created by the Federal Government to provide wage replacement benefits for primary wage earners who are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration and who have enough work credits to be considered insured.

Cincinnati employees 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 Cincinnati. The amount of work credits needed to be insured will vary by age at the time of disability.

Social Security Disability Insurance dependant benefits may be paid to dependants and spouses of the SSDI recipient, including Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old (who were disabled prior to the age of 22).

What if a claimant has not worked? Can they qualify for Cincinnati SSDI? Claimants who have not consistently worked, who have worked and not paid taxes or who have worked in the home do not qualify for SSDI in Cincinnati.

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 through the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). Claimants who are approved for Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati, Ohio

Claimants may apply for disability benefits like SSI or SSDI, in Cincinnati Ohio, or any of the surrounding cities including: Norwood, Reading, Newport, Forest Park, Edgewood, Springdale and White Oak, Ohio, in one of three ways:

  1. You can apply for social security by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.
  2. And you see if you qualify by visiting the nearest Cincinnati SSA regional office and applying for social security benefits in person. If you do not know the nearest Social Security Administration Field Office, visit the Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov and locate the Office Locator page and enter your zip code to find the regional office nearest you. We have also included local Cincinnati social security offices on this page to ease the process for you.
  3. You can also apply for disability online by visiting the Social Security Administration's website at www.socialsecurity.gov

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
the Chicago Region (including Ohio)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in the 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
Cincinnati, Ohio 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576

Fax: (312) 886-3456

Cincinnati ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 25 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Cincinnati ODAR Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Disability Adjudication and Review,
Enquirer Building, Suite 2100,
312 Elm Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Telephone: (877) 405- 7672
Fax: (513) 361- 0282

This regional hearing office services the Social Security Administration Field Offices in Madison, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky. It also services the following Ohio Field Offices: Batavia, Cincinnati (Downtown), Cincinnati (North), Gallipolis, Hamilton, Ironton, and Portsmouth.



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Disability Determination Services in Ohio

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 claimants in Ohio. Ohio residents with disabilities must apply for benefits at their local Social Security Field Office and their SSDI or SSI applications are forwarded to DDS for a disability determination.

Rehabilitation Services Commission
Bureau of Disability Determination,
P.O. Box 359001,
Columbus, OH 43235-9001

Telephone: 614-438-1500

Telephone: 800-282-4550


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Social Security Offices in Cincinnati, Ohio



According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Ohio 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 social security office to ensure that they can indeed handle your situation. If not, the Cincinnati social security office can direct you towards the correct office.

Social Security Administration
550 Main Street,
Room 2000,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
15 E Sunnybrook Drive,
Cincinnati, OH 45237

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213



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Cincinnati Social Security Lawyers

Disability attorneys help you get your SSDI or SSI benefits

If you are in need of the expertise and experience of a Cincinnati social security disability attorney, let us help you! If you can't find answers to your questions, complete the Free Case Evaluation and a disability benefits lawyer or advocate will contact you to discuss your case. Remember, applying for disability on your own can be very stressful. Having a social security lawyer in your corner takes the majority of work off your shoulders and in to the hands of someone else. SSDI and SSI attorneys work with cases similar to yours on a daily basis and are used to working with the SSA to get clients the benefits they deserve.

Do you have the necessary medical records for filing disability? A disability attorney in Cincinnati can make sure you have all the proper documents. Do you have questions on simply how to fill out the forms for disability? A Cincinnati disability lawyer can guide you all the way through completion of all forms. What about medical evidence or doctors testimonials? Our network of SSI and SSDI social security attorneys can help you gather this proof. Remember that hiring a Cincinnati disability lawyer, for your SSI or SSDI benefits, is a wise choise when trying to get the benefits you deserve.

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