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Social Security Disability in Cleveland, Ohio

Qualify and Get Your Disability Benefits Insurance in Cleveland

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Cleveland provides wage replacement benefits for individuals who are severely impaired and are unable to work. To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Cleveland the worker must be disabled due to a severe physical or mental health condition that is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Cleveland SSDI, one type of social security benefits, 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. Dependant benefits may also be paid to widows, widowers, and dependant children of qualifying SSDI recipients.

What if you have not worked or paid taxes? The Federal Government offers cash assistance through the Supplemental Security Income program, SSI benefits, to the disabled, blind or aged (65 years and older) who are unable to work and have very limited income and resources. Cleveland SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Cleveland, Ohio

If you would like information about applying for Social Security, such as SSI or SSDI benefits, in Cleveland or any of the surrounding cities including: Lakewood, Brooklyn, Parma, University Heights, Brook Park, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, Rocky River and Cleveland Heights, you can contact the Social Security Administration in three ways:

  1. Call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 and begin applying for social security disability by telephone.
  2. You can try qualifying for social security by visiting the nearest Cleveland SSA regional office to apply and see if you qualify for social security in person. If you do not know the nearest Social Security Administration 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.
  3. or Applying for SSI or SSDI at your convenience; applying online by visiting the Social Security Administration's website at www.socialsecurity.gov

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for 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,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Cleveland 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 Cleveland ODAR Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Skylight Office Tower, 5th Floor,
1660 West Second Street,
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Telephone: (877) 402- 0822
Fax: (216) 522- 3344

This hearing office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Ohio: Ashtabula, Cleveland (Downtown, Northwest, Northeast, East, Southeast, Southwest, University Circle, and West), Cleveland- Buckeye Shaker, Lorain, and Painesville.



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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 for claimants in Ohio. Ohio residents with disabilities 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

614-438-1500
800-282-4550


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Social Security Offices in the Cleveland Area


We want to make the process of receiving your SSI or SSDI benefits as smooth as possible. Below we have included a brief list of Cleveland area social security offices. You should call the SSA disability office prior to visiting to just ensure that they can handle your disability case or specific requests.

Social Security Administration
2519 Detroit Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44113

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
Room 793 AJC Fed Building,
1240 E 9th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44199

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
11601 Shaker Blvd,
Cleveland, OH 44120

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration
14930 St. Clair Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44110

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213


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Cleveland SSI and SSDI Attorneys

Get the help you need with a disability benefits lawyer in Cleveland Ohio

Social security disability income is available to any disabled person, who cannot earn a living for at least twelve months and has worked for a long enough period to pay towards social security. If you are disabled and in need of a regular disability income, we can help you. Our Cleveland social security disability lawyers and advocates will assist you by evaluating your case and advising you on your course of action.

Filing a disability claim is not an easy task. The procedures and documentation can be confusing and tiresome. Having an experienced SSI lawyer or SSDI attorney in your corner is a great choice to make. Our Cleveland social security lawyers and advocates will take care of all these aspects, so that you are not weighed down with worries. Our sponsoring Cleveland social security disability attorneys and advocates will also gather evidence, arrange for additional medical exams and approach experts for their testimony. They will support you all along the way and ensure that you get a sum that is a fair compensation for you.

There are a few points that need to be kept in mind before you file for a social security disability claim:

Legal services from our experienced disability attorneys are also available in other cities across Ohio like Fremont, Toledo, Franklin, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Hamilton etc.