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Social Security Disability in Tucson, AZ

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Tucson

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

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Tucson an individual must accumulate 20-40 work credits by paying payroll taxes during their employment. Widows, widowers, dependents and disabled dependents over 18 years old, who were disabled prior to the age of 22, may also be able to receive Social Security Disability dependent benefit payments.

Workers who have not worked or who have not paid sufficient payroll taxes will not qualify for SSDI in Tucson. The Federal Government does offer another disability program called Supplemental Security Income or SSI for the aged (65 years or older), the disabled or the blind who have very limited income and resourced. In many states, claimants who receive Supplemental Security Income may also qualify for Medicaid.


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Social Security Disability Attorneys in Tucson

Leave the hard work to your hired disability benefits lawyer

Although you are allowed to file your own disability claim, your chances of success would be better, if you hired a Tucson social security disability lawyer or advocate to represent you. Our Tucson social security disability lawyers and advocates have immense experience and know the procedures and working of the Social Security Administration very well. Therefore, they will be able to get the claim ready in a shorter period of time.

Once you have engaged the services of our Tucson social security disability attorneys, you can leave the documentation, evidence gathering, keeping track of hearings and all other formalities to them. Our sponsoring Tucson social security disability lawyers and advocates will argue your case to the best of their ability and take it to the highest court in order to get you your rightful dues.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Tucson, Arizona



If you live in Tucson, Arizona, you are in the San Francisco Region which services Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The San Francisco region has 162 local Social Security Administration offices with 17 Disability Determination Services offices.

If you live in Tucson, Arizona, you can contact a regional Social Security Administration office to discuss your Social Security Disability application with a Social Security Disability specialist. The Tucson regional offices will also service nearby cities such as: South Tucson, Sahuarita, Vail, Marana, Red Rock, Oracle, and San Manuel.

There are three main ways to contact the Social Security Administration Offices in the San Francisco regions.


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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, California, Hawaii and Nevada along with the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. The address is listed below:

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

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

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 Tucson, Arizona, is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
Rio Nuevo Professional Plaza, Suite 265,
Tucson, Arizona 85745

Telephone: (888)383- 8694
Fax: (520) 670-6909

This ODAR office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices:

Arizona Field Offices: Casa Grande, Douglas, Globe, Nogales, Safford, Sells, Tucson, Tucson (South), Yuma

California Field Offices: El Centro



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Disability Determination Services in Tucson

Completed Social Security Disability Benefits applications are sent to the appropriate Division of Disability Determination Service Office for a determination of whether a claimant is disabled. It may take up to 90 days to receive an answer of whether or not you have been approved for Social Security Disability benefits. The DDS office which services Tucson is listed below:

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

Telephone: 520-790-2580


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Tucson, Arizona Social Security Field Offices


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.

Social Security Administration,
88 W 38th St,
Suite 100,
Tucson, AZ 85713

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
3500 N Campbell Ave,
Tucson, AZ 85719

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213