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Social Security Disability in Pittsburgh, PA

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Pittsburgh

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a Federal Government wage replacement program, is only available to disabled workers who cannot work because 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.

Workers will only qualify for Pittsburgh SSDI if they have worked and paid employment taxes and earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs "covered" by Social Security. Most full-time Pittsburgh workers can earn 4 work credits per year. The amount of work credits needed to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Pittsburgh may vary based on the claimant's age at the time of disability.

Pittsburgh SSDI auxiliary benefits may also be provided, under certain conditions, to the widow, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents of Pittsburgh SSDI recipients who are currently receiving SSDI or who were receiving SSDI in Pittsburgh at the time of their death.

Individuals who have not paid taxes or who have not worked do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Pittsburgh. The Federal Government does, however, provide cash assistance through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 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 Pittsburgh may also qualify for Medicaid.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Pittsburgh

3 great reasons why hiring a disability lawyer helps

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



How do claimants apply for either Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance in Pittsburgh? If you live in Pittsburgh or any of the surrounding cities including Brentwood, Munhall, North Versailles, Bethel Park, Baldwin, Mount Lebanon, Economy, Franklin Park or Lower Burrell, contact the SSA in one of the following ways:


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


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Philadelphia Region services Social Security Disability claimants in the Mid-Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

After a claimant submits their application to the Social Security Administration and the review is complete, if the claimant has been denied they have 60 days from the date of their SSD denial letter to file an appeal. 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). The Address for the Philadelphia ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

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

Mailing Address:

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

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

Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh Hearing ODAR office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2308

Telephone: (866) 331-2291
Fax: (412) 644-4200

The Pittsburgh ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Offices in Pennsylvania: McKeesport, Monroeville, Pittsburgh (Downtown), Pittsburgh East, Pittsburgh Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh North, Pittsburgh Northside, Rostraver, and Washington.



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


After Pittsburgh claimants submit their SSI or SSDI applications and they have been reviewed by the SSA Field Office, they are sent to the appropriate Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) Office in Pennsylvania. The BDD is the state agency that assists the Social Security Administration 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 Pittsburgh


Pennsylvania Social Security Administration Field Offices provide a full range of services. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, replace their Social Security cards, or make changes to their benefit information. Pittsburgh area Social Security Administration Field Offices are listed below.

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

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

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
6117 Penn Circle,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
921 Penn Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
6117 Penn Circle North,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
650 Washington Road,
Suite 120,
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
4 Allegheny Center,
Second Floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213