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Social Security Disability in Philadelphia, PA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia disabled workers who cannot work may, under certain conditions, qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To qualify for Philadelphia SSDI, claimants must have worked and paid employment taxes and earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. Keep in mind, most full-time workers can earn 4 work credits per year, and the amount of work credits needed to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Philadelphia may vary based on the claimant's age at the time of disability.

How does a claimant know if they are disabled? The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a very strict definition of what they consider disabled. Claimants are only considered disabled by the SSA if they have a physical or mental health condition which is so severe that it does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months or is expected to result in their death.

Philadelphia SSDI auxiliary benefits may also be provided, under certain conditions, to the widow, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents of Philadelphia SSDI recipients.

Not all disabled workers qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Philadelphia. To qualify, workers must have worked or paid taxes. Supplemental Security Income, however, is provided to by the Federal Government to some claimants who are not considered insured by the SSA.

SSI in Philadelphia is cash assistance given to the disabled, blind or aged (age 65 and older), who have very limited resources and income. Claimants who are approved for Supplemental Security Income in Philadelphia may also qualify for Medicaid.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Philadelphia

Finding a Disability Lawyer in Philadelphia to get your benefits faster

If you are unsure of how to apply for disability, have concerns with the legal aspect, or are just simply at a loss; finding and hiring a Philadelphia SSDI attorney to represent you is a very wise choice. SSDI or SSI disability attorneys are very experienced and know everything you need to help you get approved. Claims filed with the assistance of attorneys has a proven track record of more acceptance and approval than those filed without social security lawyers. Receiving your disability benefits is a big deal, and like everything else in your life that is important, it should not be handled alone or without knowledge of what is happening. Contact and hire a disability benefits attorney in Philadelphia to find out if you qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits. (click here for a FREE consultation with a social security disability lawyer in Philadelphia.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Options to apply and file disability in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Philadelphia, Virginia, or the surrounding cities of Camden, Gloucester, Darby, Bellmawr, Pennsauken, Ardmore, Cherry Hill, or Springfield, claimants can do any of the following actions:


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Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Philadelphia Region


Philadelphia Social Security Disability claimants have 60 days from the date of their SSD denial letter to file an appeal. There are several steps in the appeal process, but if the claimant is at the hearing level the hearings are scheduled and managed through the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Philadelphia Region which services residents in the Mid-Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. You can reach the Philadelphia Regional ODAR Office at the address below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
4th Floor, 300 Spring Garden Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 13496, 4th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Telephone: (215) 597-9980
Fax: (215) 597- 4184

Philadelphia Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 18 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Philadelphia Hearing ODAR office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Telephone: (866) 964-6288
Fax: (215) 982-5734

The Philadelphia ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Pennsylvania: Norristown, Philadelphia (Downtown), Philadelphia (Aramingo), Philadelphia (South), Philadelphia (West), Philadelphia (Woodland), West Chester



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Disability Determination Services Office for Pennsylvania
(called Bureau of Disability Determination or BDD)


Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) in Pennsylvania. The BDD is the state agency that assists the SSA to determine if claimants qualify for either Pennsylvania SSDI or SSI benefits.

Claimants may have to wait up to 90 days to receive an approval or denial letter. The contact for BDD in the state of Pennsylvania is listed below.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission,
Division of Disability Determination,
Erik Williamson, deputy director,
P.O. Box 359001,
Columbus, OH 43235-9001

614-438-1500


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Social Security Field Offices for Philadelphia


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA Field Offices in Pennsylvania perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefits information. Philadephia Social Security Administration Field Offices are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
1234 Market Street,
Suite 2000 20th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
5000 Wissahickon Avenue,
Third Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
3400 Aramingo Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
2929 North Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
Stadium Plaza,
3336 South Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
Second Floor,
3901 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
2nd Floor Woodland Village Plaza,
6120Woodland Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
1514 W Cecil B Moore,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
2373 Welsh Road,
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213