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Social Security Disability in Colorado Springs

Get Your SSI and SSDI Disability Benefits in Colorado Springs, CO

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Colorado Springs is provided to claimants who are determined disabled by the Social Security Administration due to a mental or physical health condition which is so severe it is expected to last 12 continuous months and does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA).

Social Security Disability Insurance in Colorado Springs, commonly known as SSDI benefits, is financed through Social Security employment taxes paid by employers and employees. Colorado Springs SSDI disability benefits are only paid to claimants who have worked and paid enough taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration. The amount of work credits needed varies based on the claimant's age at the time of disability. Most full-time workers can earn approximately 4 work credits per year.

Social Security Disability Insurance in Colorado Springs may also be available for widows, widowers, or dependents of a wage earner who is deceased, retired or disabled and is receiving or has received SSDI benefits.

Claimants who have not worked and who are not considered insured may qualify for another program called Supplemental Security Income (SSI benefits). SSI social security benefits in Colorado Springs is paid to the aged (65 years or older), blind or disabled who are not considered "insured" by the Federal Government but need cash assistance to meet their minimum monthly expenses. Colorado Springs Supplemental Security Income is a "needs" based program and is only provided to claimants who have very limited income and resources and who meet additional non-economic requirements.

If you are interested in learning specific details about the differences of SSI and SSDI benefits, and if you can qualify, please contact one of our experienced disability lawyers by completing a Free Evaluation here on our site.

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Colorado Springs, Colorado

To apply for social security benefits like SSI or SSDI disability in Colorado Springs or the surrounding cities, a claimant can:

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Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication (ODAR)
for the Denver Region

If a claimant's application is denied the claimant has 60 days to file their appeal. There are several steps in the appeal process but if the claimant is at hearing level the hearings are scheduled and managed through the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for the Denver Region which services the resident in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. You can reach the Denver Regional Office at the address below.

Social Security Administration
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 600,
Denver, Colorado 80203-3584

Telephone: (888) 397- 9803
Fax: (303) 844- 6092

Colorado Springs Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 5 hearing offices and 4 satellite offices in the Denver Region. The address and phone number for the Colorado Springs ODAR office is listed below.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
121 Tejon Street, Suite 701,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: 719-634-5368
Fax: 719-634-1735

This office services the following Social Security Field Offices:

Alamosa, Canon City, Colorado Springs, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, La Junta, Montrose, Pueblo, and Trinidad

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Disability Determination Services Office for Colorado

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 you have been approved for Social Security Disability benefits.

Disability Determination Services
2530 South Parker Road,
Suite 500,
Aurora, Colorado 80014-1641

Telephone: 303-368-4100
Fax: 800-332-8087

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Social Security Offices
for the Colorado Springs Area

According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Colorado 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. We have included a list of area disability offices for your convenience. Here's a tip, call the social security office ahead of time to confirm that they can handle your specific situation. It is not often, but some disability offices do not handle all facets of the benefits process.

Social Security Administration
1049 North Academy Boulevard,
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 574-9279

Social Security Administration
3628 Citadel Drive North,
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5312

Telephone: (719) 574-9279

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A Disability Attorney in Colorado Springs
Can Help You Get SSI and SSDI Benefits Faster

Speed up the disability process by hiring an experienced social security lawyer in Colorado Springs

Simply put, hiring an SSI or SSDI disability lawyer to help you receive your disability insurance gives you a better chance. It isn't mandatory to have an attorney to represent you, but it is highly recommended. Our experienced Colorado Springs attorneys understand the law, the process, and all the necessary paperwork to file disability successfully. This reason alone can greatly speed up your filing process. Disability attorneys on your side can help you fill out "all" forms completely, help you file appeals, strengthen your case, and easily make you feel more confident about qualifying for social security disability. Confidence that your disability case is being handled by someone who can take care of it, like a SSI/SSDI lawyer, is a must and a huge relief. If you are interested in speaking with a social security attorney to help understand your options, feel free to fill our .

Tip: Filing for disability with an SSDI, social security attorney, or SSI lawyer in Colorado Springs is a wise choice when trying to make your filing process go as smooth as possible.

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