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Social Security Disability in Milwaukee, WI

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Milwaukee

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Are you disabled? Do you need financial assistance? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Milwaukee is available to workers who are disabled, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), with either a physical or mental debilitating condition which does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months.

To qualify for SSDI in Milwaukee, workers must have paid employment taxes and earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment, working jobs "covered" by Social Security. Most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year, and according to the SSA, for 2011, workers generally receive one credit for each $1,120 of earnings. The amount of work credits needed to qualify for SSDI in Milwaukee may depend on the claimant's age at the time of their disability.

Widow, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents of Milwaukee SSDI recipients may also, under some conditions, qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Milwaukee.

Unfortunately, many claimants who cannot work and have not paid taxes are not considered "insured". If you have not worked or have not paid taxes you are not eligible for SSDI in Milwaukee.

The Federal Government does, however, offer another monthly cash assistance program, called Supplemental Security Income (SSI), to individuals who are disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older) and who have very limited resources and income. Claimants who are approved for Supplemental Security Income in Milwaukee may also qualify for Medicaid.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Milwaukee

6 Great Reasons to Hire a Social Security Benefits Lawyer

In order to get your disability income, you have to file an application at your local Social Security Administration office, where you will be granted a "disability" status. This process can take some time and is riddled with procedural roadblocks. Hence, it is better to hire a Milwaukee social service disability attorney or advocate to handle your case. (Click here for a FREE consultation with an attorney)

Our Milwaukee social service disability lawyers and advocates will take care of the following:

  1. Compile your medical records, previous employment records and expert testimonials.
  2. Arrange for special medical exams, crucial to your case.
  3. Attend all hearings.
  4. Gather evidence on your behalf.
  5. Reopen and evaluate your previous applications (if any), in order to ensure that your case covers all points of interest.
  6. Fight your case at the lower administrative levels as well in the federal courts, if required.

These are the some of the personalized and specialized services that our Milwaukee social service disability lawyers and advocates offer their clients.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Milwaukee



So how do you receive either SSI or SSDI benefits? First you have to apply for benefits by contacting the Social Security Administration and completing an application.

Claimants can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income in Milwaukee or any other cities in the surrounding areas including West Allis, Oak Creek, Brookfield, Franklin, South Milwaukee, Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay and Brown Deer, by contacting the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Chicago Region (includes Wisconsin)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Chicago Region services and schedules appeal hearings for residents in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The phone number and address for the Chicago ODAR Regional Office is listed 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

Milwaukee ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability Hearing is managed by one of the Social Security Administration's 16 hearing offices and 1 satellite office. The address and phone number for the Milwaukee ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Office,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Room 300W,
310 West Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Telephone: (866) 495- 0039
Fax: (414) 297- 1993

The Milwaukee ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Wisconsin: Appleton, Fond du Lac (538), Green Bay, Greenfield, Marinette, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee (Mitchell, North, South, Downtown, West), Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Waukesha, and West Bend.

This office also services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Michigan: Escanaba, Houghton, Marquette, Ironwood, and Sault St. Marie.



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Disability Determination Services in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Help works with the Social Security Administration to make disability determinations for Wisconsin Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants.

The disability determination process is the only Social Security program handled by a Wisconsin state government office. Claimants with additional Social Security questions should contact the nearest SSA Field Office. Contact information for the DDS in Wisconsin is listed below.

Disability Determination Bureau,
P.O. Box 7886,
Madison, WI 53707-7886

1-800- 423-1938 (toll-free)
1-800-423-1939 (toll-free FAX number)
1-800-462-8817 (toll-free TDD)


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Social Security Administration Field Offices for the Milwaukee area


Wisconsin Social Security Administration Field Offices can help claimants apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, replace their Social Security cards and update their benefits information. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin SSA Field Offices are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
6011 Odana Road,
Milwaukee, WI 53719

Telephone: 1-866-770-2262