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Social Security Disability in Scottsdale, AZ

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Scottsdale

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Scottsdale (SSDI) is a wage replacement program offered by the Federal Government to employees who are disabled with a severe, disabling mental or physical health condition which is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow the worker to perform "substantial gainful activity" (SGA).

Not all disabled workers qualify for SSDI in Scottsdale. To qualify, the worker must accumulate 20-40 work credits by paying Social Security taxes during their employment. The number of work credits needed to qualify for Scottsdale SSDI varies based on the worker's age when they become disabled, but most full-time Scottsdale workers can earn 4 work credits each year.

Auxiliary benefits may also be paid to the SSDI recipient's Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22.

What if a claimant has worked and not paid taxes or has not worked? Workers who have not worked or who have not paid sufficient payroll taxes will not qualify for SSDI in Scottsdale. The Federal Government does, however, offer another assistance program called Supplemental Security Income or SSI. SSI benefits in Scottsdale may be awarded to the aged (65 years or older), the disabled or the blind who have very limited income and resources. In many states, claimants who receive Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid.

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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Scottsdale

Why Hire a Scottsdale Disability Lawyer? We answer your questions.

Often times people ask, "why should I hire a lawyer" when filing disability. At (, our network of disability attorneys in Scottsdale are on your side and we are glad to show you the benefits of hiring disability attorneys. We understand the difficulty of filing all the paperwork, the endless hours of gathering medical documents, and the everlasting feeling of still not being sure if you did everything right. Hiring an SSI or SSDI disability lawyer in Scottsdale is a wise decision. In most situations, social security disability attorneys do not get payment until after you have received your approval from the SSA. (Don't be afraid to ask about costs up front, disability lawyers in Scottsdale are here to help you and will let you know everything)

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Scottsdale, Arizona

Claimants in Scottsdale or any of the surrounding cities including: Sun City, Peoria, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Paradise Valley and Avondale, may contact the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:

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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
for the San Francisco Region

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Office files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR office for the San Francisco Region services residents in Arizona, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The address is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
5th Floor,
555 Battery Street,
San Francisco, Arizona 94111

Telephone: (866) 964-7584
Fax: (415) 705-2020

Phoenix ODAR Hearing Office (includes Scottsdale)

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 21 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Phoenix ODAR hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Siete Square, Suite 200,
3737 North 7th Street,
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Telephone: (602) 640- 2700
Fax: (602) 640- 2165

The Phoenix ODAR Hearing Offices services the Social Security Administration Field Offices in the following cities: Apache Junction, Chinle, Colorado River Basin, Flagstaff, Mesa, Phoenix Downtown, Show Low, Tuba City and Scottsdale.

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Disability Determination Services in Arizona

Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office where they will be reviewed. It may take up to 90 days for the DDS Office to make a determination. The DDS offices which service the state of Arizona are listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
5441 East 22nd Street,
Suite 135,
Tucson, Arizona 85711

Telephone: 520-790-2580

Disability Determination Services,
4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800,
Phoenix, AZ 85012,

Telephone: 602-771-7100

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Scottsdale, Arizona Social Security Field Offices

The Social Security Administration Field Offices perform a full range of services for claimants in their area. Claimants may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), replace their Social Security cards, make changes to their benefits information or the SSA will help Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources apply for extra help with the cost of their prescription drugs under the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program. You should always call the local social security office ahead of time to confirm that they can handle your disability questions. All of the Social Security Offices in the Scottsdale area are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
702 W Jerome Ave,
Mesa, AZ 85210

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
250 N Seventh Ave,
Suite 100,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
16241 N Tatum Blvd,
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213