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Social Security Disability in Columbus, OH

Qualify for Disability Benefits Insurance in Columbus

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Columbus (SSDI) is a federal disability program which provides wage replacement benefits for Columbus workers who are severely impaired and are unable to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Columbus the employee must be disabled with a severe physical or mental health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months or result in death.

Columbus 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. The amount of credits needed varies based on the employee's age at the time of their disability. Additional SSDI benefits may be paid to widows, widowers, and dependant children of a qualifying SSDI recipient who is either currently receive SSDI benefits or was receiving benefits at the time of their death.

What if a claimant is not insured and has not worked or paid taxes? The Federal Government offers cash assistance through the SSI, Supplemental Security Income program, to Columbus residents who are disabled, blind or aged (65 years and older) and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months. SSI claimants also must have very limited income and resources. Columbus SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.

Visit the following pages for great information and a video explaining SSI and SSDI benefits:
What is SSI? - eligibility, payment amounts, and more
What is SSDI? - social security benefits, back payments, work credits, and more

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Hire Your Disability Attorney in Columbus

SSI benefits attorneys and SSDI social security lawyers in Columbus are on your side

There are a variety of impairments or disabilities that the social security administration defines the areas in which citizens can apply for social security disability benefits. This guideline is what the SSA and your chosen social security disability attorney in Columbus or advocate goes by when determining a applicants eligibility. If your disability falls into one of these categories and is equal to the severity required you may be qualified to receive SSI and SSDI benenfits, and a disability lawyer can help you receive these benefits. You should consult with your disability lawyer in Columbus or a benefits advocate to determine if your disability falls into and meets any of the category requirements.

The first thing that should be done is that you should contact your local social security office at the contact information below and begin the process of applying for social security disability. Qualifying for social security in Columbus can be hard to come by on your own. If your claim is denied for any reason, consult a local Columbus social security disability lawyer or advocate for advice and further action.

-REMEMBER: it has been proven that having a social security lawyer or disability attorney advocate on your side increases your chances for SSI and SSDI!

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
in Columbus, Ohio

If you would like information about applying for disability benefits in Columbus Ohio, or any of the surrounding cities including: Upper Arlington, Bexley, Pickerington, Delaware, Gahanna, Grove City, Lincoln Village and Dublin, you can contact the Social Security Administration in three ways:

  1. Applying for social security by telephone, calling the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.
  2. Visiting the nearest Columbus SSA disability office and applying for disability benefits in person. If you do not know the nearest Social Security Administration office, visit the Social Security Administration website at and locate the Office Locator page and enter your zip code to find the regional office nearest you.
  3. Apply for SSI or SSDI online by visiting the Social Security Administration's website at

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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 Disability 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

Columbus 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 Columbus ODAR Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
401 North Front Street, Suite 400,
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (888) 397- 6870
Fax: (614) 469- 6786

This office services the Social Security Field Offices in Ohio: Chillicothe, Columbus (Downtown, East, North, and West), Lancaster, Mansfield, Marion, Newark and Zanesville.

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Disability Determination Services in Columbus, 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


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Social Security Offices in Columbus

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. Below is a brief list of local social security offices for the Columbus area. You should always call ahead and make sure the local SSA disability office can handle your situation.

Social Security Administration
4177 E Broad St,
Columbus, OH 43213

Telephone: 1-866-592-0733

Social Security Administration
Room 225 Fed Bldg,
200 North High Street,
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 1-614-469-6855

Social Security Administration
1060 Georgesville Rd,
Columbus, OH 43228

Telephone: 1-614-274-9628