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Social Security Disability in Toledo, OH

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Toledo

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What if you are disabled and unable to work? Many individuals do not realize that the Federal Government, through Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI, provides disability benefits to workers who have a severe mental or physical health condition that is expected to last for at least 12 continuous months and does not allow them to work.

The SSA administers SSDI in Toledo and pays monthly wage replacement payments to qualifying Toledo workers. Not all Toledo workers will qualify for SSDI in Toledo. Toledo SSDI is only available to workers who have paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs "covered" by Social Security.

Most full-time Toledo workers can earn 4 work credits per year. The amount of credits needed varies based on the employee's age at the time of their disability.

Additional SSDI auxiliary benefits may be paid to qualifying widows, widowers, and dependant children of Toledo SSDI recipients, who are either currently receiving SSDI benefits or were receiving benefits at the time of their death.

Toledo SSDI is not paid to all disabled workers. If a worker has not paid taxes or has not worked, they will be denied SSDI benefits, regardless of their disability.

Are there other options for non-insured workers? The Federal Government does offer cash assistance through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to Toledo residents who are disabled, blind or aged (65 years and older) and who are unable to work for at least 12 continuous months. SSI claimants also must have very limited income and resources. Toledo SSI recipients may also qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of approval.


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Social Security Disability Attorney in Toledo

Toledo SSI or SSDI disability lawyers,
help you gather all of your information for a complete social security claim


You should submit the application as soon as you become disabled. Please keep in mind that Social Security disability requires a five month waiting period from the start of your disability. The social security claim process takes about sixty to ninety days to asses and make the disability determination according to legal definition of disability. You can however shorten the period by submitting the relevant details and documents when you apply for benefits. This process can often be time consuming and confusing and is often the case that you should contact your Toledo Social Security Disability attorney or advocate for assistance.

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Below is a list of just some of the items you need to have when you submit your SSDI or SSI application. Our Toledo social security disability lawyers can help you gather the following items.

It is usually in your best interest to obtain the services of an Toledo attorney or advocate specializing in Social Security disability claims so as to ensure that your claim does not get rejected due to mistakes in providing relevant evidence. Click here for a FREE evaluation with an experienced social security lawyer in Toledo.



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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Toledo, Ohio



There are several ways to apply for either SSI or SSDI benefits in Toledo or in any of the surrounding areas including Sylvania, Monroe, Fremont, Bowling Green, Trenton, Woodhaven, Colchester, Oregon, and Fostoria.


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Chicago Region (includes Ohio)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in the Chicago Region services and schedules Social Security Disability appeal hearings for claimants who have applied for SSI or SSDI in the six state areas comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Information for the Chicago Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
200 West Adams Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Telephone: (877) 800-7576
Fax: (312) 886-3456

Toledo ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 25 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Toledo ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
One Seagate, 13th Floor,
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Telephone: (866) 783- 7304
Fax: (419) 241- 8234

The Toledo ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Ohio: Bowling Green, Defiance, Findlay, Fremont, Lima, Sandusky, Toledo and (Downtown and West). This office also services Adrian and Monroe, Michigan.



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Disability Determination Services Offices (DDS) in Toledo

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) Office is funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and is responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants in Toledo and throughout the state of Ohio.

SSI and SSDI applications are filed by Ohio residents at the local Social Security Field Office and forwarded to the Disability Determinations Services Office for a disability determination.

Rehabilitation Services Commission,
Bureau of Disability Determination,
P.O. Box 359001

Toledo, OH 43235-9001
614-438-1500
800-282-4550


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Social Security Field Offices in the Toledo, Ohio area


Ohio Social Security Administration Field Offices perform 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 benefits information. The address and phone number for all of the SSA Field Offices in Ohio are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Four Seagate,
Suite 1000,
Toledo, OH 43604

Telephone: 1-866-331-2196

Social Security Administration,
5151 Monroe St,
Suite 112 W,
Toledo, OH 43623

Telephone: 1-419-843-7751