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Social Security Disability in Portland, OR

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Portland

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has been created by the Federal Government to provide wage replacement benefits for claimants who have a severe mental or physical health condition and cannot perform "substantial gainful activity" (SGA) for least 12 continuous months.

SSDI in Portland is not awarded to all disabled workers. Workers must have worked and paid employment taxes and worked jobs covered by Social Security to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Portland.

To be considered insured, Portland workers must earn 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment. Most full-time workers in Portland can earn 4 work credits per year. The number of credits needed to qualify for SSDI in Portland will vary based on the age of the claimant at the time of disability.

Claimants who have not worked or have not paid taxes will not qualify for Portland SSDI. The Federal Government does, however, provide monthly wage assistance to the disabled, aged (65 years or older) or blind through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Supplemental Security Income in Portland is only paid to qualifying claimants who have very limited income and resources.

Applicants who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Portland will be eligible for Medicare within 24 months from the date of their disability. Claimants who receive SSI in Portland will qualify for Medicaid at the time of their approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Portland

5 great things an attorney does for you

The recipients of the Social Security Disability Income are decided by the Social Security Administration offices at the state levels. Unfortunately, up to seventy per cent of disability claims filed get disapproved in the first round itself. Although this procedure is aimed at weeding out false and suspicious claims, many a time genuine cases also get rejected. That is why it may be a better option to engage the services of a Portland social service disability lawyer or advocate who is familiar with the procedures and the style of functioning of the administration, although hiring the services of an attorney or advocate is not mandatory. Click here for a FREE consultation with a social security disability lawyer.

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  1. Complete and submit all documentation for all your appeals.
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  3. Gather witnesses and experts and prepare them for the hearings.
  4. Collect expert opinions and make arrangements for medical exams.
  5. Explore all avenues to strengthen your case, represent you in all hearings and argue your case in federal courts, if necessary.

You can depend on our Portland social service disability lawyers and advocates to support you all the way, till you get your due. If you live in Maine, you can avail of the services of our social security disability attorneys and advocates in Bangor, Augusta, Auburn, Rockland, Rumford and Waterville also.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Portland, Oregon



To apply for either SSDI or SSI in Portland or any of the surrounding cities including Milwaukee, Cedar Hills, Tigard, Aloha, Oak Grove, Fairview, Tualatin, Oregon City or Beaverton, contact the SSA by:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Seattle Region


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Seattle Region services, conducts hearings and makes decisions for the residents in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The address and phone number for Seattle ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Columbia Tower, Suite 2900,
701 Fifth Street, M/S 904,
Seattle, Washington 98103-7075

Telephone: (206) 615-2236
Fax: (206) 615-2247

Portland ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 6 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Portland ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Robert Duncan Plaza, 4th Floor,
333 SW 1st Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97204

Telephone: (866) 964- 6291
Fax: (503) 326- 3062

The Portland ODAR Hearing Offices services the Social Security Administration Field Offices in Oregon: Astoria, Beaverton, La Grande, Pendleton, Portland Downtown, Portland East, Portland South, and The Dalles. It also services Longview and Vancouver, Washington.



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Disability Determination Services for Oregon

The Disability Determination Services Office (DDS) reviews the medical records and other supporting documents for Oregon claimants and determines if a claimant is disabled, according to the criteria established by the SSA. The address for the DDS Office in Oregon is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
3150 Lancaster Drive, NE,
Salem, Oregon 97305-1350

Telephone: (503) 986-5100


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Social Security Administration Field Offices in Portland


Oregon Social Security Administration Field Offices perform a full range of services for their clients. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI in Oregon, replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefit information. The Social Security Administration Field Offices in the state of Oregon, in the Portland area, are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
2625 S.E. 98th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97266

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
1538 S.W. Yamhill,
Portland, OR 97205

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
221 NE Schuyler St,
Portland, OR 97212

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213