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Social Security Disability in Wichita

Qualifications to receive SSI and SSDI benefits in Wichita

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Are you suffering from a debilitating health condition which does not allow you to work? Is your condition expected to last for 12 continuous months? If so, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance in Wichita, Kansas.

Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI is a wage replacement program, administered by the Social Security Administration, which provides monthly cash payments to claimants who have a severe mental or physical health disorder which does not allow the claimant to work or perform "substantial gainful activity" for at least 12 continuous months.

Not all workers qualify for SSDI in Wichita. To qualify workers must have earned approximately 20-40 work credits over the course of their employment working jobs "covered" by Social Security and paying payroll taxes.

The amount of work credits needed to be insured for Wichita SSDI varies by age at the time of disability. Most full-time Wichita workers can earn 4 work credits per year. Auxiliary SSDI benefits may be paid (under certain conditions) to the widows, children, widowers, and disabled adults.

Unfortunately, workers in Wichita, who have not worked jobs covered by Social Security, who have worked and not paid taxes, or who have not worked, will not qualify for Wichita Social Security Disability Insurance (regardless of the severity of their health condition).

Supplemental Security Income, which is another monthly cash assistance benefit provided by the Federal Government, may be awarded to the blind, aged (65 years or older) or disabled whose resources and income are very limited. 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 Wichita

Filing SSDI or SSI by hiring a disability benefits lawyer speeds up the entire process

If you or a loved one has been disabled and you are left are wondering whether the victim is eligible for disability benefits, you should contact an attorney or advocate who specialises in social security disability cases. While it is not mandatory for you to hire an attorney, representation by an attorney or advocate does make the process of applying for the disability benefits much simpler.

Our sponsoring Wichita social security disability lawyers and advocates are knowledgeable, resourceful and competent. They know how important it is to have your paper work complete and correctly filled in. They will ensure that their client's case is not denied on any technical grounds. Being well aware of the areas where errors can take place, such as a clerical error at a government office, they will be on the alert and make certain that these do not happen in your case.

Your Wichita social security attorney or advocate will ensure that you do not have to wait in long queues in government offices to follow up on your appeal; he will do it on your behalf.

Our sponsoring Wichita SSI or SSDI lawyers and advocates offer their services to Oakley, Newton, Salina, Hays, Gardner and all other cities of Kansas.

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Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
in Wichita



How do you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance in Wichita? Claimants can apply for SSDI or SSI in Wichita or any of the surrounding cities including Great Bend, Salina, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Arkansas City, Junction City and Independence, by contacting the Social Security Administration in any of the following ways:


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Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
for the Kansas City Region


The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) files all reconsiderations, schedules hearings and handles all Appeal Council reviews. The ODAR for the Kansas City Region services residents of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and parts of Illinois in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The information provided below may be temporary. The Social Security Administration notes on their website (www.ssa.gov) that the specific Social Security Administration Field Office which may be serviced by an ODAR hearing office may vary based on the Social Security Administration's need to balance workloads between SSA offices. The address for the Kansas City ODAR is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
1100 Main Street,
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-5163

Telephone: (888) 238- 7975
Fax: (816) 842- 4250

Wichita ODAR Hearing Office

Each request for a Social Security Disability hearing is processed by one of the Social Security Administration's 35 hearing offices and one satellite office in the Kansas City region. The address and phone number for the Wichita ODAR Hearing Office is listed below:

Social Security Administration,
Office of Disability Adjudication and Review,
3207 North Cypress Street,
Wichita, Kansas 67226

Telephone: (866) 964- 3421,
Fax: (316) 684- 4747

The Wichita ODAR Hearing Office services the following Social Security Administration Field Offices in Kansas: Dodge City, Hays, Hutchinson, Independence, Pittsburg, Salina, and Wichita. It also services Joplin, Nevada.



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Disability Determination Services (DDS) in Kansas

SSDI and SSI applications are sent to the appropriate Disability Determination Services Office after they have been reviewed by the appropriate SSA Field Office in Kansas.

Kansas Disability Determination Services (DDS) Offices are responsible for making disability determinations for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income in Wichita and throughout the state of Kansas. The Disability Determination Services Office for the state of Kansas is listed below.

Disability Determination Services,
3640 SW Topeka Blvd.,
Suite 100,
Topeka, Kansas 66611-2367

Telephone: 785-267-4440
Fax: 800-685-0122


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Social Security Administration Field Offices
in Wichita, Kansas


Kansas Social Security Administration Field Offices provide a variety of services for Kansas residents. Kansas claimants can call or visit their local Social Security Administration Field Office to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The SSA Field Office for the Wichita, Kansas area is listed below.

Social Security Administration,
3216 N Cypress St,
Wichita, KS 67226

Telephone: (866) 931-9173