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Social Security Disability in Washington DC

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Washington DC

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Are you disabled and unable to work? If so, Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI has been created by the Federal Government to provide wage replacement benefits for individuals who are severely impaired with a physical or mental health condition which is so severe it does not allow the claimant to do substantial gainful activity (SGA) for at least 12 continuous months.

How do you know if you qualify for SSDI in Washington DC? Social Security Disability Insurance in Washington DC, is provided to insured workers who have worked and paid employment taxes and have earned 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment.

Most full-time Washington DC, workers can earn 4 work credits per year, but the amount of work credits varies based on the worker's age at the time of their disability.

Many workers have not worked or paid taxes. Can you qualify for SSDI if you have not worked? No, workers who have not worked or worked and not paid taxes will be denied SSDI in Washington DC

Supplemental Security Income or SSI, however, is another federal cash assistance program provided by the Federal Government to the disabled, aged (age 65 and older), or blind who are not insured. SSI claimants must also have very limited income and resources to qualify for SSI in Washington DC

Claimants who qualify for Supplemental Security Income will qualify for Medicaid, in most states, at the time of their approval.


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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Washington DC



How do you apply for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance in Washington DC? To apply for Social Security Disability Benefits in Washington DC, or the surrounding cities including Alexandria, Arlington, Silver Springs, Lincolnia, Falls Church, College Park, Bethesda, and Coral Hills, you can contact the Social Security Administration in one of the following ways:

Your completed Washington DC, Social Security Disability application will be sent to the appropriate Social Security Administration Field Office for processing.


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Philadelphia Region (which services the District of Columbia)


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Philadelphia Region services the residents in the Mid-Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The address for the Philadelphia Regional ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability and Adjudication and Review,
4th Floor, 300 Spring Garden Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Mailing Address:

PO Box 13496, 4th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Telephone: (215) 597-9980
Fax: (215) 597-4183

Washington DC, ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 18 hearing offices. The address and phone number for the Washington DC, ODAR Hearing Office is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
1227 25th Street N.W.,
3rd Floor,
Washington DC 20037

Telephone: (866) 414- 6259
Fax: (202) 354- 0634

The Washington DC ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in the District of Columbia: Anacostia, "M" Street, Postal Plaza, and Shepherd's Park. This office also services the following cities in Maryland: Camp Springs, Charlotte Hall, Greenbelt, Rockville, and Silver Spring. This office also services the following SSA Offices in Virginia: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Manassas.



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Disability Determination Services in Washington DC

The Disability Determination Services (DDS) office, funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), makes disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for claimants in Washington DC

Residents in the District of Columbia can apply for benefits at their local Social Security Field Office and their Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications are forwarded to the appropriate Disability Determinations Services Offices for a disability determination.

It can take up to 90 days for Washington DC, claimants to receive notice from the DDS concerning the approval or the denial of their SSI or SSDI application. The contact number for the Washington DC, DDS offices I listed below.

Disability Determination Division,
810 1st Street, NE,
Room 8019,
Washington DC 20002

Telephone: 202-442-8500


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Social Security Administration Field Offices
for Washington DC


According to the Social Security Administration, the SSA field offices in Washington DC, perform a full range of services. Claimants may apply for SSDI or SSI, replace their Social Security cards, and make changes to their benefits information. The Social Security Administration Field Offices which service Washington DC, are listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Suite 130,
2041 Milk Junior Ave SE,
Washington DC 20020

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
2100 M Street NW,
Washington DC 20037

Telephone; 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
Postal Plaza SHPG CTR,
1905-B 9th St NE,
Washington DC 20018

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Social Security Administration,
7820 Eastern Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20012

Telephone: 1-800-772-1213