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Social Security Disability in Rochester, NY

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Rochester

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How do you know if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Rochester? First you must be determined disabled by the Social Security Administration 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. Not all workers qualify for SSDI in Rochester. Not only do you have to be disabled, you must also have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration. Rochester workers will generally need 20 to 40 work credits to qualify for SSDI, and the 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. What if you do not have enough work credits to qualify for SSDI in Rochester? Supplemental Security Income or SSI is offered as a 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 Rochester

Rochester SSI and SSDI lawyers, your allies

A disability lawyer is your closest ally in your quest to receiving your SSDI or SSI benefits. Attorneys strengthen your case by making sure you have filed your paperwork correctly, you have compiled the proper medical records, and that all of these records are updated and complete. If your case goes to hearing, your disability lawyer represents you completely. And if you choose to find and hire an attorney, he/she can make sure the social security administration gives you your proper benefits. Find and hire a Rochester disability lawyer today by (Clicking here for a FREE consultation).



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Rochester, New York



If you live in Rochester, New York, or any of the other cities in the area including Brighton, Greece, Newark, Lancaster, Geneva, Depew, Wellington, Oswego and Auburn, you can contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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New York Region Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)

SSI and SSDI claimants in Rochester have 60 days to file their Social Security Disability appeal. There are several steps in the SSA 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 New York Region services the residents of New York, New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact information for the New York ODAR office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Room 34-102,
26 Federal Plaza,
New York, New York 10278

Telephone: (212) 264- 4036,
Fax: (212) 264- 1519

Rochester ODAR Hearing Office (Satellite office of Buffalo, New York)

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 Rochester ODAR Satellite Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
U.S. Federal Building, Room 4170,
100 State Street,
Rochester, New York 14614

Telephone: (866) 331- 3271
Fax: (585) 263- 5792



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Disability Determination Services in the Rochester area

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

Rochester 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 New York DDS offices are listed below.

Office of Disability Determination Services,
P.O. Box 5030,
Buffalo, New York 14205-5030

716-847-5007,
866-586-5750,
866-586-5750


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Rochester Social Security Administration Field Offices


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

Social Security Administration,
2nd Floor, 4050 W Ridge Road,
Rochester, NY 14626

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
One HSBC Plaza Ste 1400, 100 Chestnut St,
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 1-800-772-1213