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Social Security Disability in St Petersburg, FL

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in St Petersburg

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Social Security Disability Insurance in St Petersburg is only offered to claimants who are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months due to a severe physical or mental health condition.

To qualify for Social Security Disability insurance in St Petersburg, disability claimants must have worked jobs covered by Social Security and paid enough in payroll taxes to be considered "insured" by the Social Security Administration.

The goal of St Petersburg SSDI is to help the primary wage earners of the family replace their wages if they die or are unable to work. St Petersburg Social Security Disability Insurance auxiliary benefits can also be payable (under certain conditions) to widows/widowers, children, and disabled adults (if they were disabled before they turned 22).

Many claimants have not worked and will not qualify for SSDI in St Petersburg. The Federal Government, however, does provide another wage replacement option for these claimants. Supplemental Security Income is provided for the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled whose resources and income are very limited. St Petersburg Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants may also be eligible for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in St Petersburg

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Filing for SSDI or SSI benefits can be grueling and very time consuming if you try to handle this on your own. Many people who file on their own find they are denied benefits because of incomplete paperwork or lack of medical records. Statistics show that hiring a disability attorney in St Petersburg can increase your chances of receiving your benefits. SSI and SSDI attorneys in St Petersburg ensure that you file all paperwork and gather complete medical records to make your case more compelling. Your St Petersburg disability benefits attorney or advocate can keep track of your important dates such as hearings, submission, and filing dates. (Click here for a FREE consultation) with a social security lawyer in St Petersburg.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in St Petersburg, Florida



If you live in St Petersburg or any of the other cities in the area including: South Pasadena, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, Kenneth, and West Lealman, you can contact the SSA any of the following ways:


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ODAR Office for the Atlanta Region (includes St Petersburg)

The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) for the Atlanta Region services the 8 southern states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR),
Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 20T10,
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Telephone: (404) 562-1182
Fax: (404) 562-1152

St Petersburg Regional Hearing Office

Each request for a hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Atlanta region. The address, location and phone number for the St Petersburg, Florida, regional hearing office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
830 Central Avenue 2nd Floor,
St Petersburg, FL 33701

Telephone: (877) 452- 4193
Fax: (727) 893- 3381

The St Petersburg Regional Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Florida: St Petersburg, Bradenton, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, New Pork Richey, Venice and Sarasota.



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Disability Determination Services in St Petersburg, Florida

Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a disability review and determination. It may take up to 90 days for claimants to receive approval or denial for their disability application. The DDS offices which service Florida are listed below:

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
Administrative Office,
Ashley Building, Suite 100,
1321 Executive Center Drive,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2350

800-817-1598

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
P.O. Box 10375,
Jacksonville, FL 32247-0375

800-821-8122

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
P.O. Box 9860,
Pensacola, FL 32513-9860

866-209-2095

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
P.O. Box 5200,
Tallahassee, FL 32314

800-342-1824

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
P.O. Box 15550,
Tampa, FL 33687

800-223-1172

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
3438 Lawton Road,
Chandler Bldg. Suite 100,
Orlando, FL 32814

800-342-2065

Department of Health,
Division of Disability Determinations,
P.O. Box 839001,
Miami, FL 33283

800-223-6820


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Social Security Administration Field Offices for the St Petersburg area:


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA Field Offices perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or 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. The Social Security Administration Field Office for the state of Florida, in the St Petersburg area, is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
391 34th St North,
St Petersburg, FL 33713

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213