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Social Security Disability in Honolulu, HI

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Honolulu

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How do you know if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Honolulu? The Social Security Administration must determine you are disabled with a health condition which is so severe you are not able to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months. The SSA considers SGA work in 2011 as making more than $1,000 per month.

Disabled workers must also have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration. Honolulu workers will generally need 20 to 40 work credits to qualify for SSDI; however, the exact amount of credits will depend on the age of the worker at the time of their disability. Medicare is also offered to SSDI recipients 24 months after their date of disability.

Many workers have not worked or have worked and not paid payroll taxes. Do these workers qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Honolulu? No, workers who do not have sufficient work credits and are not considered insured by the SSA will not qualify for SSDI in Honolulu.

The Federal Government, however, does offer another cash assistance program to the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled who have very low income and resources. SSI recipients, in most states, may also be eligible for Medicaid at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Honolulu

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Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Honolulu, HI



How do you apply for SSDI in Hawaii? If you live in Honolulu or any of the other cities in the area including Waipahu, Makakilo, Makaha, Wahiawa, Lahaina, Kaneohe, Aiea, Ahuimanu or Mililani Town contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the San Francisco Region (includes Hawaii)


Honolulu SSDI or SSI claimants have 60 days to file a Social Security Disability Appeal. There are several steps in the Hawaii Social Security Disability appeals process and appeal activities are managed through the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the San Francisco Region services the residents in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Hawaii along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. You can reach the San Francisco Regional Office at the address below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
5th Floor,
555 Battery Street,
San Francisco, California 94115

Telephone: (866) 964- 7584
Fax: (415) 705- 2020

Honolulu ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 14 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The address and phone number for the Honolulu ODAR Satellite Hearing Office is listed below.

SSA, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Room 3-303,
300 Ala Moana Boulevard,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850

Telephone: (808) 541- 2915
Fax: (808) 541- 3536

The Honolulu ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Hawaii: Hilo, Honolulu, Kapolei, Lihue (Kauai), and Maui. It also services Dededo in Guam and Pago Pago in Saipan.



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Disability Determination Services in Hawaii

Honolulu Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii.

Honolulu SSI and SSDI claimants send their Social Security Disability applications to their local Social Security Field Office, and their Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income applications are forwarded to DDS for a disability determination. The address for the Hawaiian Disability Determinations Services Office (DDS) is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 2458,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804

Telephone: 808-973-2244


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Honolulu, Hawaii Social Security Administration Field Offices


The Social Security Administration Field Offices in Hawaii provide a full range of services for their clients. Honolulu claimants and claimants throughout the state of Hawaii may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefits information. The Social Security Administration Field Office in Honolulu for the state of Hawaii is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
300 Ala Moana Blvd,
Room 1-114 Fed Bldg,
Honolulu, HI 96850

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213